Speakers: Dr Sue Thomas, Visiting Scholar
Living well with nature in a wired world: an introduction to technobiophilia
Do you worry that wired life is taking you away from nature? You may be surprised to learn that you could be getting your daily dose of the natural world through your screensaver, or in virtual reality, or simply by ‘liking’ pictures of sunsets on Facebook.
This talk explains the concept of biophilia, the deep genetic memory of our early evolution in the ancient wild, and introduces the concept of technobiophilia. Dr Thomas explains how our ancestral attraction to nature can soothe our connected lives and help us to feel better without logging off.
About the Speaker
Sue Thomas’s books include 'Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age' (2017), a beginner's guide to technobiophilia; ‘Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace’ (2013), a study of nature and technology, and ‘Hello World: travels in virtuality’ (2004), a travelogue/memoir of life online. From 2005-13 she was Professor of New Media at De Montfort University. She is now a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. She lives in the UK.
For more details, visit www.suethomas.net