Creepy Digital Humans

I'm on the most recent episode of the Digital Human podcast, talking about our uncanny relationship with our Data Doppelgängers. The show goes explores everything from gothic literature, to philosophy of the self, to cyber twins and Googlegängers. I discuss the anorexia ad example from this Atlantic article I wrote last year. I also argue that we should pay attention to our data doppelgängers, even when they give us the creeps, because they are our best clues into how our data is operating on our behalf. 

Listen to the episode on BBC Radio 4 or on iTunes.

I'm a huge fan of this podcast, and I highly recommend the rest of the Digital Human back catalog. Aleks Krotoski explores the psychological aspects of our relationship to technology.