[AUDIO] DANAH BOYD — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

This looks like an interesting podcast to listen to: Steeped in the cutting edge of research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our Continue Reading →

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 6: Ethics) #DigiHuman

6/6: Ethics http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p7yg3 If a driverless car has to choose between crashing you into a school bus or a wall who do you want to be programming that decision? Aleks Krotoski explores ethics in technology. Join Aleks as she finds out if it’s even possible for a device to ‘behave’ Continue Reading →

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 4: Nostalgia) #DigiHuman

4/6: Nostalgia http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n31cr We live in a world where the nostalgia for the past now permeates our present. With online trends like ‘Throw Back Thursdays’, apps like Timehop and platforms which gives you the tools to make your digital image look like it was taken with an analogue camera, the Continue Reading →

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 2: Language) #DigiHuman

2/6: Language http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lpxx9 We communicate with each other in more ways than ever and with an ever expanding range of devices and platforms. But they all piggy back on an earlier invention, our original social networking technology – language. In this edition of the Digital Human Aleks Krotoski explores the Continue Reading →

Emulate Plato and Steve Jobs, university educators hear (@timeshighered)

Excellent, another little example that I use frequently in my training courses (must double check is Plato & not Socrates!): The maturing of digital technology is returning higher education to the age of the School of Athens, when Plato dismissed books as a dangerous disruption to education. That was the Continue Reading →

Art and Technology: Can they work together?

Interesting piece from the Guardian: Technology and art have enjoyed a tempestuous relationship over the years. Fine art purists have demonstrated a wary scepticism towards the use and abuse of new technologies, and tech-heads have been staunchly resistant to art’s whimsical influence. But as the pressing issues of privacy and Continue Reading →

Will Technology Replace Thinking?

Interesting piece from Kirk Douglas, aged 96 – observing technological changes: The first thing you come up against is technology. One night we took our grandchildren out for dinner. I looked around the table. Jason, the youngest, was playing games with his cellphone; Ryan, 12 years old, had his head Continue Reading →