How a new app that’s challenging existing video calling software reminded me of this potent cognitive bias

A screenshot of Around’s website showing faces cropped in a circle and the quote “Zoom out. Kill the fatigue that kills creativity.”
A screenshot of Around’s website showing faces cropped in a circle and the quote “Zoom out. Kill the fatigue that kills creativity.”
Screenshot of around.co taken on April 27th, 2021


An overview of the competing definitions for addressing AI’s challenges

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash. Modifications by author.

Empathetic AI


The good, the bad, and nothing else.

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A thumbs up and thumbs down icon on the left vs a variety of different icons on the right.
Illustration my own with images from the Wiki Commons and icons from FontAwesome
  1. I DO…


Expanding social beyond social media.

Colorful computer cursors fly around with the middle two greeting each other
Colorful computer cursors fly around with the middle two greeting each other
Illustration my own


How this new term can help us understand the way people discover things online.

An image of a fake search engine with the words “what is keyword foraging?” in it.


Companies have paid lip service to our digital wellbeing for too long. Now we need to see real change.

Thanks to Sandeep Singh for making this photo available freely on Unsplash. Color changes and added title my own.


Thanks to Proxyclick for the Unsplash image. Editing and text added by me.


Thanks to Wolfgang Hasselmann, Ken Whytock, and Jeff Sheldon for the photos I was able to remix into this image.

How unchecked confirmation bias can make you betray your own values



Charlie Gedeon

Designing tools for more transparent algorithms and better cognition. Dedicated to making tech further our curiosity and creativity.

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