Here’s a fascinating 4-minute video by vlogbrothers that tells the sad and infuriating parable of The Broccoli Tree. It’s a tale that shows the dangers of photo sharing in the modern Instagrammed world. (read more)
Tim Berners-Lee is often credited as being the inventor of the World Wide Web — but these days he’s bent on changing it.
The world renowned engineer and computer scientist has been working on a new project designed to fundamentally overhaul the internet and how it functions. He wants to pry power back from the tech juggernauts and give us more control over our personal data. (read more)
“Just how much information is carried in our tone of voice and conversation patterns and how does that impact our relationships with others? Computational systems can already establish who people are from their voices, so could they also tell us anything about our love life? Amazingly, it seems like it.”
“The 25-year-old Chapman, of Auckland, just completed a masters in computing and information sciences at AUT University. She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.”
The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate. (full article)
We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills? (full article here)
In this documentary, Nigel Latta looks at the social and psychological effects technology may be having on teenagers.
This is funny.
This year’s Tropfest short film festival winner is ‘Back o’ the Bus’ by New Plymouth Boys’ High School digital media teacher Hannah Taylor.