Ireland's Edge


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On this episode, Traversing the Uncanny Valley: how do we navigate the wild and wonderful world of the internet?

Roisin Kiberd is the author of The Disconnect: A Personal Journey through the Internet, which asks how we live now in a world that we increasingly experience online. The last year of remote working, learning and socialising have only further emphasised how the boundaries between the internet and our ‘real’ lives have become so porous as to be meaningless. From diet influencers to cheese brands, dating to data, Roisin explores the cultures and habits of this strange space.

At the National Gallery of Ireland, Roisin spoke with Ireland’s Edge curator Síobhra Quinlan about what we have learned in our creation of a more connected – and disconnected – new world.

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