The pandemic has shown that many people experience extreme loneliness despite having access to online support networks and virtual events. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Luke Fernandez and Dr. Susan Matt to understand emotional and social fulfillment, and what it means in the digital age.
Dr. Luke Fernandez is an assistant professor in the school of computing at Weber State University. He has been instrumental in developing and maintaining an enterprise-level assessment engine for the university.
Dr. Susan Matt is a history professor at Weber State University. She researches US social and cultural history, and the history of emotions. Dr. Fernandez and Dr. Matt co-wrote the book Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings About Technology, From The Telegraph To Twitter, about emotional fulfillment in the digital age.
Precious Osoba is a junior behavioural analyst at Canvas8. Fascinated by the hows and whys of people and culture, she has a background in social sciences and a degree in marketing. You can often find her in aesthetically pleasing restaurants writing articles for her Medium profile.
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