Pamela Pavliscak: The Future of Feeling (after a Global Pandemic)

Lockdown and physical distancing are playing havoc with our emotions. So, how can emotional technology help us navigate stormy pandemic seas and set course towards a new normal? We welcomed Pamela Pavliscak and she explored our relationships with tech and how machines read our emotions.

Pamela Pavliscak studies the future of feelings. Obsessed by our conflicted emotional relationship with technology, her work is part deep dive research, part data science, part design. As a researcher, she creates experiments that challenge us to see technology—and ourselves—in new ways. Whether documenting new internet emotions or asking people to confront their digital alter egos, Pamela’s research is aimed at understanding how technology can help us be human.