— Renée Hann (@rennhann) February 3, 2017
This week I’ve been reliant on free wifi, or wifi in the houses of friends. While Hong Kong is generous in its ‘Internet provision’, not being constantly connected has been challenging due to the nature of the course. Beyond connection itself, I’ve had a lot more face to face interactions – which meant it was difficult to simultaneously engage in the online world. Sherry Turkle would be ‘proud’: I was not connected, not alone.. The experience highlights the tension of being present both online and IRL – perhaps more relevant to our second block, ‘community cultures’.