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interview | 02.01.15

Surfing, streams and clouds – the dangers of digital metaphor

Karen Levy, Tim Hwang

“According to [D&S fellows] Karen Levy and Tim Hwang, the metaphors we use to describe our digital life matter, because the metaphors we use have baggage. In a recent article, ​’The Cloud’ and Other Dangerous Metaphors, they say that the assumptions embedded in metaphors become embedded in our discussions. And that can make us lose track of what it is we’re really talking about.”

Surfing, streams and clouds – the dangers of digital metaphor, CBC Spark, February 1, 2015

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