Words from Dr. Rosakranse on Empathy and Digital Technology

The Empathy Wall I had the opportunity to share what I have learned during my academic life working on empathy, compassion, and digital technologies with How Stuff Works. I am so happy that they were able to relate recent findings in communication studies to what is happening in the world at this moment. It is…

It’s Official: I am Dr. Rosakranse!

After 6 years or so at Stanford, I have submitted, defended, and all the other rigamarole for my dissertation!  And it has been approved by all the necessary entities.  For those of you who are interested, it can be found here: http://purl.stanford.edu/gy012hw2165 Abstract/Contents This two-part mixed methods study applies a dual processing model to explore…

Presentation for Facebook on Empathy and Technology

I was invited to Facebook to talk about empathy, technology, and social media on December 8th, 2016. I was able to also cover the findings from my dissertation research project.  After the presentation, we had a wonderful discussion on how social media use is affecting empathy, both by bolstering narcissistic tendencies and by creating a…

Current State of Solidarity Affairs

One unfortunate consequence of the increasing sophistication and ubiquity of technology has been the general reduction of empathy and solidarity in everyday life. Due in part to the addictive and distracting effect of mobile computing, the average individual disconnects from his or her immediate environment and the people within it in favor of communication with…

The Internet is Making You a Not Nice Person (Part 2)

Part 2: A “Shared” Web of Relations: The Irony of Social Media Beyond growing levels of narcissism, social norms are changing as technology use becomes more commonplace.   Using your smartphone while at dinner with others is not unusual.  Checking your e-mail while in line for coffee is not unusual.  Instead of connecting with those…

The Internet is Making You a Not Nice Person

  The Internet is Making You a Not Nice Person (Part 1) Let’s say you are into Pokemon Go, Knitting, and Sushi.  So you post about those things, and Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest show you stuff about those things.  Great.  Cool. That’s exactly what I wanted from my social media experience.  Or at least that’s what…

CHI 2015 Presentation in Seoul, Korea

Today I presented the findings from the paper on “The Effects of Chronic Multitasking on Analytical Writing” with one of my co-authors, Catherine Oh, at CHI 2015 in Seoul, Korea. I am including a link to the slides that were presented, though they lack the animations, sounds, and hilarious delivery. N.B. The number one most…

Go Grow It

Presentation prepared for RPI.  This site presents container gardening projects with easy to follow steps.  This would be a precursor to a site like Instructables.