Technology has begun to warp our sense of time. News has no set hour, streaming services are ever-available and social media feeds are endlessly refreshable. Algorithms curate what we see (and what we don’t), and when we see it. User-experience designer at Google Cliff Kuang (User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play), tech writer Anna Wiener (Uncanny Valley) speak with ABC’s Ariel Bogle about what we lose in the shuffle, why populism is thriving and how algorithmic time is changing our sense of the linear.
Cliff Kuang (International)
Cliff Kuang is both a user-experience designer and an award-winning journalist. For many years, he held a number of senior roles at Fast Company, most recently as head of UX and product. Before that, he was an editor at Wired and Fast Company, where he founded its design site, Co.Design. Under his leadership, Co.Design, won the National Magazine Award and became a source of insight and inspiration for a generation of designers. Kuang’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Economist. Today, he works in Silicon Valley.
Anna Wiener (International)
Anna Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, where she writes about Silicon Valley, start-up culture, and technology. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York, Wired, The New Republic, and n+1, as well as in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. Uncanny Valley is her prescient, page-turning memoir of our digital age, which Rebecca Solnit describes as “Like Joan Didion at a startup.
Ariel Bogle (Australian)
Ariel Bogle is a technology reporter at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She writes and makes radio about technology and culture. Most recently, she was technology editor at The Conversation. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Australian Financial Review and Slate, among other places.