The Road to Her
Dating Technology
Photo	
  by:	
  Concorps	
  (Flickr)	
  
Social interaction has been
irrevocably changed by our
digital culture
Photo	
  by:	
  cathy1489	
  (Flickr)	
  
Omnipresent new technologies such
as Facebook lure us toward
increasing superficial connections
Photo	
  by:	
  cathy1489	...
Facebook puts the pursuit of
happiness front and center
in our digital life1
Photo	
  by:	
  castortroy520	
  (Flickr)	
  
“These days, insecure in our
relationships and anxious about
intimacy, we look to technology for
ways to be in relationshi...
Different dating cultures have
emerged, depending on the digital
apps intended uses and purposes
Photo	
  by:	
  Daniel	
 ...
Digital dating culture was shifted
once tinder’s hot or not selection
process came into being
Photo	
  by:	
  Nathan	
  Ru...
Tinder eliminated the need for long
and awkward dating profiles on
websites like match.com and
replaced them with strictly...
Apps are now being
deployed to enhance
relationships.
Photo	
  by:	
  onetwentythree	
  (Flickr)	
  
Developers started making new
kinds of “dating” apps that didn’t
just make the connection for couples
but started to actua...
While relationship apps can be
helpful some concerns have been
raised regarding partners hiding
behind apps in order to re...
“It’s ironic that
people are using an
app for conflict
resolution because
part of the nature of
conflict resolution is
com...
Some apps, even if
not designed for
dating purposes have
become a fixture in
relationships because
they provide
convenient...
Examples of this are shown through
couples texting, snap chatting,
Skyping, and Facetiming each other.
Relationships can e...
Today it is not uncommon for
couples to text their partner when
they are home together. A study of
1,428 adults showed tha...
Digital connectivity eliminates the
need to be in the physical presence of
one another, raises the question if
the next st...
The film “Her” depicts a situation
where a man develops a relationship
with a sophisticated operating system
that has a fe...
The operating system “Samantha” is
compliant, supportive, always available,
and undemanding. She creates a perfect
partner...
The development of relationship
management apps that send affectionate
reinforcement messages are indicators of
the trend ...
The potential exists through
technology and profiling to develop
the ideal “surrogate partner” for an
individual – The Arr...
Sources
Is Facebook Making us Lonely? Stephen Marche. The Atlantic. 2012.1
Alone Together. Sherry Turkle. 2011.2
After Onl...
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Dating Technologies Flipbook Burke White

  1. 1. The Road to Her Dating Technology Photo  by:  Concorps  (Flickr)  
  2. 2. Social interaction has been irrevocably changed by our digital culture Photo  by:  cathy1489  (Flickr)  
  3. 3. Omnipresent new technologies such as Facebook lure us toward increasing superficial connections Photo  by:  cathy1489  (Flickr)  
  4. 4. Facebook puts the pursuit of happiness front and center in our digital life1 Photo  by:  castortroy520  (Flickr)  
  5. 5. “These days, insecure in our relationships and anxious about intimacy, we look to technology for ways to be in relationships”2 Photo  by:  Radu  Zaciu  (Flickr)  
  6. 6. Different dating cultures have emerged, depending on the digital apps intended uses and purposes Photo  by:  Daniel  Go  (Flickr)  
  7. 7. Digital dating culture was shifted once tinder’s hot or not selection process came into being Photo  by:  Nathan  Rupert  (Flickr)  
  8. 8. Tinder eliminated the need for long and awkward dating profiles on websites like match.com and replaced them with strictly photo’s forming their own culture of speed and productivity Photo  by:  Mungo  (Flickr)  
  9. 9. Apps are now being deployed to enhance relationships. Photo  by:  onetwentythree  (Flickr)  
  10. 10. Developers started making new kinds of “dating” apps that didn’t just make the connection for couples but started to actually maintain the relationship. Photo  by:  Jonathan  Goodman-­‐Herrick  (Flickr)  
  11. 11. While relationship apps can be helpful some concerns have been raised regarding partners hiding behind apps in order to remain distant.3 Photo  by:  Lynly  Pioc  (Flickr)  
  12. 12. “It’s ironic that people are using an app for conflict resolution because part of the nature of conflict resolution is communication, and so much of communication between human beings in non-verbal and requires face-to- face interaction”3 Photo  by:  Jonny  Wikins  (Flickr)  
  13. 13. Some apps, even if not designed for dating purposes have become a fixture in relationships because they provide convenient ways of staying connected Photo  by:  Hojusaram  (Flickr)  
  14. 14. Examples of this are shown through couples texting, snap chatting, Skyping, and Facetiming each other. Relationships can exist without even being in each others presence. Photo  by:  Brandon  (Flickr)  
  15. 15. Today it is not uncommon for couples to text their partner when they are home together. A study of 1,428 adults showed that 25% had done so.3 Photo  by:  Canvan  Images  (Flickr)  
  16. 16. Digital connectivity eliminates the need to be in the physical presence of one another, raises the question if the next stage of digital dating will involve artificial intelligence. Photo  by:  Shaundon  (Flickr)  
  17. 17. The film “Her” depicts a situation where a man develops a relationship with a sophisticated operating system that has a female voice and personality. Photo  by:  Egoitz  Moreno  (Flickr)  
  18. 18. The operating system “Samantha” is compliant, supportive, always available, and undemanding. She creates a perfect partner for Theodore. Photo  by:  PreUyLiesUglyTruths  (Flickr)  
  19. 19. The development of relationship management apps that send affectionate reinforcement messages are indicators of the trend towards artificiality in the digital culture. Photo  by:  _freglin_  (Flickr)  
  20. 20. The potential exists through technology and profiling to develop the ideal “surrogate partner” for an individual – The Arrival of Her. Photo  by:  Philip  Harper  (Flickr)  
  21. 21. Sources Is Facebook Making us Lonely? Stephen Marche. The Atlantic. 2012.1 Alone Together. Sherry Turkle. 2011.2 After Online Dating, Online Making Up. Abby Ellin. 20143 Personal Relationships: On & Off the Internet. Jeffrey Boase & Barry Williamson. Cambridge University Press. 2006. Love Machines. George Zarkadakis. AEON Magazines. 2013. An AI Pal that is Better than “Her”. George Egan. MIT Technology review. 2014 Could “Her” Happen to You? Lawrence Cruz. The Network-Cisco’s Technology News site. 2014 Developing Personal & Emotional Relationship via Computer-Mediated Communication. Brittney Chenault. CMC Magazine. 1998.

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