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Judith Duportail
Journalist, Freelance

Judith Duportail is a freelance journalist who writes about love, freedom and how technology affects them. Her work has appeared in The Guardian and Slate, among others. She lives in Berlin.

Written by Judith Duportail

Essay/
Technology and the self
The quantified heart

Artificial intelligence promises ever more control over the highs and lows of our emotions. Uneasy? Perhaps you should be

Polina Aronson & Judith Duportail