The BBC has put together a short video about how clothes and music are inherent to the identities we craft for ourselves. If you are making digital things, it is worth watching this video and thinking about how your product or service contributes to your customers’ sense of identity.
I was recently invited back on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week programme to discuss the role of videogames in forming friendships and maintaining relationships.
The context was that the lead guest was Dr Susan Pinker, who has recently released a book called The Village Effect. Dr Pinker argues that we all need to spend time face-to-face to make us live longer, be happier and have fewer illnesses. Although Dr Pinker says that she is not against technology, that is not how her book comes across.