aha festival | Lucerne, Switzerland

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Conference, home, Media, Public event

January 25th & 26th 2019. Südpol Lucerne, Switzerland. aha is a new science festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. The board of trustees have 20 interesting questions on a broad range of topics that they have invited experts to answer. I was invited to answer the question “how do dating platforms decide whom I date?” Luzern, Südpol Aha Festival © Franca Pedrazzetti www.pedrazzetti.com Luzern, Südpol Aha Festival ©...

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Tages-Anzeiger | Interview

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in home, Media, Newspaper article, Uncategorized

Alexandra Bröhm Before my talk on online dating at the aha festival in Lucerne, I spoke with Alexandra Bröhm in the Tages-Anzeiger (most subscribed to newspaper in Switzerland) about how people present themselves in online dating, what they lie about, what works well in a profile, and some of the difficulties we have in finding out what people are really like from their profiles and chatting online. You can read the interview here (PDF...

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Science Gallery | Are we getting close?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in home, Public event

Are we getting close? A debate on intimacy in the digital age. January 17th. 6pm. Paccar Theatre in the Science Gallery, Dublin. How do we find intimacy in the 21st century? Can technology help us to fundamentally fulfil our desire for connection, or are we ultimately re-programming ourselves for future loneliness? The panel consisted of myself, Dr Jamie Saris, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Maynooth University, Dr. Kris Gowen, sexuality...

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TG4 | Náire: online shaming

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in home, Media, TV

TG4  |  Náire: a documentary about online shaming A documentary looking at victims who have been shamed online and exploring the devastating consequences it had on their lives. I contributed to the programme talking about what revenge porn is, and how romance scammers use our own psychology against us.   Watch it on the TG4 player until January...

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Prime Time RTE 1 | Dating apps

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in home, Media, TV

Prime Time | Online dating apps How successful are dating apps and what are the dangers that lurk within? You can see the show here and the Dating apps segments starts at 16 minutes – the segment is available online until Thursday December 6th 2018.

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