What we read this week (19 Apr)

How social media use changes the concepts of authenticity and the self, how the UK’s Government Digital Service operates, the future of textiles and an unglamorous sea creature, Tumblr-inspired fashion, and a disturbing image of future cities compiled from tech company literature.

Quote of the week

So what is real about ourselves depends not some internal ability to think or feel something but the ability to externalize it as processable data. We surrender the prerogative of claiming to be self-created and learn to love the self the data tells us we are.

Rob Horning

Articles of the week

Author: Maddie

Maddie is a strategist and researcher. She spends much of her time on the think tank side of Third Wave, and enjoys getting into the details of many different topics at once. Through this foraging for information, she finds ways to apply knowledge from one field in new, seemingly disparate ones, both in client work and other research. She holds an interdisciplinary BA in Computer Science, Linguistics and German, and has previously worked at VCCP and at the Science Gallery in Dublin.