media and technology
Fashion mags fail to empower
Ashley Crouch | 03 May 2013 |
tags: fashion, fashion magazines, misogyny, sexism
Highly eroticised glossy women's magazines are dragging girls back to the bad old days of misogynist stereotypes.
Brendan O'Neill | 12 April 2013 |
Anyone who values diversity of thought and tolerance of dissent should find the sweeping consensus on gay marriage terrifying.
How to cope with cyber-bullying
Izzy Kalman | 05 April 2013 |
tags: bullying, cell phones, cyberbullying, teenagers
Parents who would never allow their children to drive without lessons give them mobile phones and hope for the best. Good luck to them!
Helena Adeloju | 25 March 2013 |
tags: advertising, Facebook, pornography
I am no friend of a networking site that leaves me unprotected from offensive ads and posts.
Elegy for Google Reader
Alastair Roberts | 25 March 2013 |
tags: internet, social media, social networks
Google will be closing a popular product later this year. What does this mean for how we use the internet?
“Man, I gotta have my music”
Karl D. Stephan | 12 March 2013 |
tags: music, technology
For many people life without a constant background of music is just unimaginable.
Safety in social media comes down to lifestyles
Reynaldo Rivera | 08 January 2013 |
tags: cyber-bullying, social networking, values
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.
Jimmy Savile and the BBC: the making of a cultural icon
Lis Howell | 04 January 2013 |
tags: BBC, Jimmy Savile scandal, sexual revolution
The Savile story is not just about the ghastly flaws of a celebrity. It is about how Britain's toffy public broadcaster has itself been seduced by the sexual revolution.
“Privacy is for paedos”
Michael Cook | 04 December 2012 |
tags: journalism, Leveson Inquiry, media, privacy
At the heart of this gigantic report are unanswered questions about the nature of privacy.
Shoot first, aim later
Michael Kirke | 04 December 2012 |
tags: abortion, Ireland, media ethics
Ireland's Press Council was praised by the Leveson Inquiry. But it hasn't put a stop to the group think in the Irish media.
Leveson is all about politics
Ivor Gaber | 04 December 2012 |
Forget the arguments about the finer points of media regulation. This is all about old-fashioned hard-ball politics.
The cycle of fallen heroes
Zac Alstin | 06 November 2012 |
tags: heroes, Lance Armstrong
Like Hercules, Lance Armstrong was a hero, and like the Greek demi-god, he lacked important virtues.
Discovering the value of home
Carolyn Moynihan | 05 November 2012 |
A conference next week may hold the key to the recovery of Europe in the longer term.
The audacity of pose
Alma Acevedo | 31 October 2012 |
tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, rhetoric
Soaring words are for the birds. You campaign with poetry, but you govern with prose.
Your face is familiar, but not enough to log you on
Karl D. Stephan | 16 October 2012 |
tags: internet, privacy, technology
Technology that identifies people by their faces, their gait, or even their odour is being touted as an alternative to computer passwords. Think again.
Barefoot power lights up rural Africa
Izael Pereira Da Silva and Boldewijn Sloet | 17 September 2012 |
tags: Africa, development, solar energy
Two Australian entrepreneurs are behind a company that is transforming lives at the bottom of the social pyramid.
The mixed legacy of Helen Gurley Brown
Carolyn Moynihan | 17 August 2012 |
tags: marriage, media criticism, sexual revolution
The Cosmopolitan editor’s sexual agenda has been a spectacular failure for women. What a shame it obscured some rather good advice.
Curiosity kills the sceptics
Karl D. Stephan | 08 August 2012 |
tags: Mars, NASA, space flight, technology
Dropping a robot vehicle on the surface of Mars was "an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future," said President Obama. He's right.
Searching for lost fatherhood
Norberto Gonzalez Gaitano | 01 August 2012 |
tags: fatherhood, film reviews
Reflections on father figures in two great films, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Tree of Life”.
This is not an article
Zac Alstin | 16 July 2012 |
tags: art, internet, philosophy
The surrealist painter Henri Magritte anticipated our immersion in the unreal world of the internet.
The joy of music
Carolyn Moynihan | 12 July 2012 |
tags: family values, music, The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys have pooled their talents to create some of the nicest music videos you will find in cyberspace.
eU: education goes online
David Glance | 02 July 2012 |
Some of America's best-known universities are trying to leverage their prestige by offering on-line course by leading academics.
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