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Garfield Benjamin

Garfield Benjamin

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Media Arts and Technology, Solent University
Garfield Benjamin's research spans cultural theory and creative media practice, focusing on the relation between humans and (digital) technology. Their work emphasises the future of society, whether that be distant or imminent, in order to inform our understanding of the present. Garfield's creative media practice includes web-based media, computer-generated images/film/sound, interactive and game-based works, augmented reality, and avatars.

Garfield's research interests include:
Media theory
Digital culture
Online privacy
Posthumanism
Utopia
Science fiction
Computer games
Digital art
Literature
Psychoanalysis
Quantum physics

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Apr 03, 2019 10:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Gwyneth Paltrow who has 5.3m Instagram followers reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a picture of her on social media....

Can Britbox beat Netflix? It will need to adapt to changing viewing habits

Mar 06, 2019 14:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

The BBC and ITV recently announced a new joint venture to create a streaming service that they have called Britbox. The focus for Britbox will be to sell British television programmes, old and new, to the UK public, for a...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Deepfake videos could destroy trust in society - here’s how to restore it

Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

It has the potential to ruin relationships, reputations and our online reality. Deepfake artificial intelligence technology promises to create doctored videos so realistic that theyre almost impossible to tell from the...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries suffer in silent trading ahead of FOMC’s monetary policy decision

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during Mondays afternoon session, amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Federal Reserves monetary policy meeting on June 19 at...

German bunds trade lower ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, June ZEW economic sentiment

The German bunds traded lower during European trading session Monday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech, scheduled to be delivered today by 17:00GMT and the countrys ZEW economic...

India’s FY20 GDP growth likely to be slower than Q4’19 at 6.5 pct y/y, says ANZ Research

In line with the weakness in Q4 FY19 (quarter ending March 2019) GDP print, Indias FY20 GDP growth is expected to be even slower at 6.5 percent y/y, according to the latest report from ANZ Research. The general activity...

PBoC likely to keep USD/CNY fixing below 6.9 in run-up to G-20 Osaka Summit, says Scotiabank

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to keep the USD?CNY currency pair fixing below 6.9 in the run-up to the G-20 Osaka Summit set for June 28-29, according to the latest research report from...

JGBs close higher ahead of May trade balance data, BoJ’s monetary policy decision

The Japanese government bonds ended higher on Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys trade balance data for the month of May, scheduled to be released on June 18 by 23:50GMT and the Bank of Japans (BoJ) monetary...

Politics

Melania Trump Fashion: Over $56,000 Estimated Cost of FLOTUS Day 1 Wardrobe in London

It was not a surprise that United States First Lady Melania Trump made headlines for her wardrobe during their three-day official visit in the United Kingdom last June 3-5. Being a former model, she is expected to be one...

Donald Trump Fires Joe Biden Tirades, Calls Ex-VP ‘Weakest Mentally’ as 2020 Campaigns Heat Up

There may be more than one year away from the 2020 Presidential election in the United States, but expect the exchange of fiery words to begin now. President Donald Trump, in fact, has just called former Vice President Joe...

Vladimir Putin 'Bromance': Will Donald Trump Ties Dampen as China's Xi Jinping Calls Russian President His 'Best Friend'

Very shortly after Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of the United States, his relationship with Russias Vladimir Putin has been a great matter of interest to many. Things are likely to become much more...

Melania Trump Fashion: First Lady's High-End Wardrobe Wows at UK Visit

United States First Lady Melania Trump joined his husband, President Donald Trump, at this years official state visit to the United Kingdom that concluded on Wednesday. Since the first couple spent most of their time...

Donald Trump on Climate Change: POTUS Tells Prince Charles America Has ‘Cleanest Climate’; Blames Pollution on China, India, and Russia

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has always had an intriguing stand on climate change. But he revealed that it was actually one of the topics he discusses with Prince Charles during his official state...

Science

Marijuana News: Cannabis Use Could be Traced Back to 2,500 Years in Western China, Researchers Find

The legalization of marijuana use, whether medical and/or recreational, remains one of the highly debated topics all over the world. Interestingly, researchers found that people from 2,500 years ago have started consuming...

HIV/AIDS Cure: Known Leukemia Drug Is Potentially an Effective Treatment With No Rebound

HIV, which can later develop into AIDS, and cancer are some of the most menacing diseases globally mostly because a complete cure has not been developed yet. However, a group of scientists recently announced their findings...

The gene therapy revolution is here. Medicine is scrambling to keep pace

This article is an edited extract from Elizabeth Finkels address Gene therapy: cure but at what cost? to the National Press Club June 5 2019. Were publishing it as part of our occasional series Zoom Out, where authors...

Cancer Cure: Chances to Survive Breast Cancer Increase With New Drug

While a complete cure for cancer has yet to be discovered, many scientists are working hard to improve treatment regimens and drugs to improve the survival rate among patients. Recently, a group of researchers announced...

HIV/AIDS Cure Still Elusive But Number of New Infections, Related Deaths Continue to Decline

There may not be an available cure for HIV/AIDS just yet, but data shows that the efforts to end the epidemic has been having great results in the previous years. The cases of new infections and HIV-related deaths have...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Keanu Reeves’ Role Not Just a Cameo, Quest Director Reveals

Cyberpunk 2077 is now enjoying a new level of hype following that massive E3 reveal. And as promised by the developers, more information is being offered by CD Projekt Red regarding the much-anticipated...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date: Can the Game Come Out in 20201? How Realistic is This Prediction?

If theres one thing thats certain, its that the GTA 6 will be a next-gen title. With Sony and Microsoft entering the next phase of their console war in 2020, its understandable that analysts are touting that the sixth...

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Latest News, Update: ‘Dragon Quest’ Hero Joins Ensemble; Abilities Pay Homage to Turn-Based Roots

The next character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced, and its none other than the protagonist of the Dragon Quest series. Known only as The Hero, this new character is set to reshape the current meta...

PlayStation 5 Release Date, Specs: It Is Shaping Up to Dominate Microsoft's Xbox Scarlett, Reports Claim

In the coming months, gaming fans are going to witness another intense console battle between Microsoft and Sony. The companies are highly anticipated to unveil their next-generation consoles, namely Xbox Scarlett and...

Windows 10: Microsoft Warns Updates Could Prevent Bluetooth Connections, And It’s for a Good Reason

Many have anticipated the rollout of Windows 10 June 2019 update, or the 1903 update, as it comes with a number of new features and improvements. Meanwhile, Microsoft is also releasing some security patches this month. But...
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