About Judith

Bio

Video game developer. Scuba diver. Music geek. Motivator & hopeless enthusiast. Loves traveling, sailing, writing scripts, a good ale and directing voice recording sessions. Previously active as a TED translator and language coordinator, currently unavailable due to no internet.

TED Conference

TEDWomen 2013

Areas of Expertise

localization, translation, scuba diving, Writing and Editing

An idea worth spreading

Learn to cook, eat with the seasons, use ingredients you recognize and compost your food scraps. Replace plastic bags with paper and recycled home made cloth bags. And: Go diving!

I'm passionate about

composting, seasonal food, scuba diving, a healthy marine environment, wildlife

Talk to me about

water, anything on and in it

People don't know I'm good at

working the foredeck, and pizza

My TED story

"What's this magical portal that's suggesting children have been raised in a wrong way, that we should refocus our lives with a respect for the rest of the world and that's showing me fantastic videos of guys diving with home-made rebreathers and life some miles under the sea?", and then: "Oh hey, my mom should watch this, but she doesn't speak the langua--- wait a minute." And that's when i joined the OTP, back in the days, when we still subtitled by sticking strips of paper underneath the screen.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Judith Matz
Posted about 3 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
Hi Douglas, if your problem is those people using different networks, you could consider using an app that combines them all, like e.g. Tweetdeck: http://www.tweetdeck.com/ You can just log into all of your accounts from there and it will display all entries in the same UI. That would fix the issue I am reading into this comment.
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Judith Matz
Posted about 3 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
Hello Sherry! Thanks for the reply! I agree this can be very moving, but even those people would probably prefer a real life conversation. After having had so and so many online discussions, arguments, debates, brainstorming sessions or whatever, for certain types of conversation, nothing beats seeing the reaction in people's faces. It's sad how it is hard to get those reactions though because people are withdrawing, since faking a communication is so much easier than actually having one, it doesn't involve, well, "involvement". You can just close the tab. Especially when it comes to something that goes further than exchanging facts, actually debating, having insights, inspiring each other, and speaking to people's hearts I suppose. Thanks for your talk by the way, I much enjoyed it and sent it to all my friends. :)
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Judith Matz
Posted about 3 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
I find it interesting how online and offline persona can be so different that I cannot deal with some of my offline friends online (maybe because they spam me with game requests on Facebook, but mostly because they have a way of writing that I interpret in a way or that sounds so odd that I take offense when reading it). Or the other way round - I had an online friend years ago and his dialect is so strange that I have to resort to written language to understand him. And on the same line, it also helps when talking to friends that speak a different language and have a strong accent - both sides have more time to parse what the person said and nobody has to feel ashamed for mispronouncing things. This works well with some of my international coworkers, and/or also friends.
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Judith Matz
Posted about 3 years ago
Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?
And there is a certain superficiality about it (e.g. if you disable it = no birthday greetings, if you change it = people congratulate you on a different day), so it's turning more into a reaction instead of an action, or something, say, "emotionally valuable". I got 100+ birthday greetings last year on my Facebook and this year when I disabled it, around 5 (from my family). :)
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Judith Matz
Posted over 3 years ago
Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus
I only just found out about the tragedy that caused the talk to show up on the front page. But on the upside, it allowed the ones that missed his message previously to listen to it now. Thanks, Mike, for your message and your work!