Affect Lab Featured on the BBC

WhatsApp in The Netherlands
A neighbourhood on the outskirts of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Photo: Natalie Dixon 

Thank you to The Inquiry, a radio show and podcast from the BBC World Service for their insightful broadcast this week about WhatsApp and its influence on vigilantism.  Natalie Dixon, co-founder of Affect Lab, was interviewed for a segment of the show to give perspective and context to WhatsApp groups. Natalie’s focus was on Affect Lab’s research into neighbourhood WhatsApp groups in South Africa and The Netherlands and how this technology creates both a sense of neighbourly intimacy but also facilitates acts of alienation. Listen to the FULL PODCAST here.  Read the full paper about WhatsApp groups here.