Latest Episodes

Exploring eXtended Reality (XR) in Education
February 23, 2022

Everything we have learned, lived and now remember is grounded in one unassuming fact: It took place in the physical world. And we may very well be the last generation for whom this distinction applie

Computational Propaganda
January 19, 2022

Disinformation is fast becoming normalized as part of political campaigns everywhere.  Information technologies are being harvested for their utility in targeting and manipulating opinions often with

Self-Sovereign Identity
December 08, 2021

“Who are you?”. Answering that may seem at once easy and yet incredibly complex.  In the real world, we are born with, gain or develop aspects of our identity.  But distinguishing who is who is a lot

Worklife in the Disinformation Industry
November 17, 2021

If you did not know by now, rest assured there is a thriving disinformation industry.  But have you ever wondered how it actually works? Who are companies who provide it? Who are the workers who act a

The Metaverse — Living the Dream?
October 20, 2021

The next iteration of the Internet, is called the “metaverse”. It is where we anticipate our physical and virtual worlds will converge. But options differ on what it will look like or if and how it wi

When Cutting Edge Technology Leads to Unintended Consequences
October 06, 2021

We are in a technical revolution where cutting edge innovations in areas such as AI, 5G, robotics, and even gene editing, offer enormous promises for our lives, ranging from the mundane to the spectac

COVID Passports — a multinational perspective
September 22, 2021

Vaccination status – namely, who IS and who IS NOT vaccinated is hotly debated on every front. The Covid-19/vaccine passport purports to help.  These passports are digital or paper documents that show

A world in flux — our relationship with change
August 25, 2021

The pandemic and its massive impact on every aspect of our lives for the past 18 months has been a wakeup call on change, especially that which we cannot control.   For centuries, our human ingenuity

Better Communicating with Context
July 21, 2021

Does online interface design shape or influence how we behave online? For example, do we really behave worse than our true selves when given the option to mask our identity? When technologies that obf

Free Speech — It’s more than just the words
July 14, 2021

On Jan 11th, 2021, Parler, the alt right social media platform, found itself turned off and homeless, as Internet giants such as Amazon, Apple and Google, all booted it from their platforms in little