Fellow's Tea on Technology & Life



Professor Lim Sun Sun is Professor of Communication and Technology and Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, focusing on technology domestication by families, workplace digital disruptions and public perceptions of smart city technologies She recently authored Transcendent Parenting Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020 and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020 She serves on the editorial boards of eleven journals and several public bodies including the Social Science Research Council, Singapore Environment Council and Media Literacy Council From 2018 2020 she served as a Nominated Member of the 13th Parliament of Singapore She was named to the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech list in 2020 that recognises and celebrates women who have made significant contributions to the technology sector She frequently offers her expert commentary in international outlets including Nature, Scientific American, Guardian, Channel NewsAsia, Business Times and Straits Times She has won eight awards for excellent teaching.

Dr Eric Kerr is Director of Student Affairs at Tembusu College (and once upon a time taught Time & Life!). His research centres on the ways technologies organize our everyday lives, beliefs, and experiences He has written about a wide variety of topics from digital culture to engineering to climate and the environment He is Associate Editor at the academic journal Social Epistemology and a member of the Social Economic Policies Asia programme with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Tokyo, Japan.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.