Technology changes the way we live and love; Kelowna discussion

Three experts will discuss their recent research on how technology is affecting our relationships; from platonic to intimate.

UBC professors Michael Woodworth and Susan Holtzman

Would you rather text than talk on the phone? Have you found the love of your life through on-line dating? Bought something on-line, and felt duped? Leading social technology experts say you’re not alone.

Experts discuss the phenomenon in the UBCO public lecture series, Sept. 29 in Kelowna.

Technology has changed the way we communicate. Should you be worried? Join a special presentation with three leading experts who will discuss their recent research on how technology is affecting our relationships; from platonic to intimate.

UBCO Assoc. Prof. Susan Holtzman: Text messaging is a popular way of staying connected with friends and family. Can digital interactions have the same emotional benefits as face-to-face?

UBCO Assoc. Prof. Michelle Drouin: Is technology keeping us from forming real, enduring romantic relationships? Drouin will speak about how texting, sexting, and online interactions might hinder our ability to develop authentic romantic connections.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Prof. Michael Woodworth: As people look online for anything from finding a life partner to buying a used car, the honesty of the people we communicate with has become increasingly important. Should we worry about the honesty of people and getting conned online?

After the presentation a panel discussion will take place, moderated by CBC Radio’s Alya Ramadan. This event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required.

The discussion takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. at the Mary Irwin Theatre, 421 Cawston Ave. in Kelowna.

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