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TVNZ/NZPA: Study questions power of ‘truth-telling’

Peter Griffin posted in on September 14th, 2010.

New research from the University of Otago is questioning whether ‘truth-telling’ – retelling stories of the trauma and grief experienced during war – is actually a beneficial exercise for people. The research instead suggests that it could worsen mental health, although it may have other benefits. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Brouneus explored interviewees’ […]

NZ Herald: How sex, food and war drive technology

Peter Griffin posted in on April 6th, 2010.

Andrew Stone reviews the book Sex Bombs And Burgers: How War, Porn And Fast Food Created Technology As We Know It, by Peter Nowak. In his book, Nowak discusses how the industries behind war, food and pornography have indelibly shaped the technology we use, and our culture with it, citing such examples as Lena, a […]

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