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A dumb use for a smart phone
Karl D. Stephan | 19 November 2014 |
tags: apps, smart phones, social media, technology
The new social media app Yik Yak is engineered for disaster.


Space flight will always be a risky business
Karl D. Stephan | 10 November 2014 |
tags: engineering, engineering ethics, space flight
A failure rate of 5 percent may not be a great advertisement for space tourism.


No country for old obituarists
Alistair Nicholas | 27 October 2014 |
tags: Australia, Gough Whitlam, media
Young journalists found it hard to separate the real Gough Whitlam from the myth of grandeur and martyrdom.


Ruthless narcissists churned out by The Apprentice aren’t fit for the real business world
Martin Parker | 22 October 2014 |
tags: business ethics, television
Motivation isn’t only about money.


Challenged by the internet, professional journalism pushes back
Jeffrey Alexander | 21 October 2014 |
tags: democracy, internet, journalism
As the dust settles from this newest wave of technology, what is emerging is a new hybridity.


The Nobel limelight: literary fame wasn’t always so fleeting
Rebecca Braun | 09 October 2014 |
tags:
Today it is celebrity lite -- people are interested in success stories, not the writer's output.


The ultimate in reality TV
Karl D. Stephan | 02 October 2014 |
tags: Mars, Netherlands, space travel, technology
A Dutch group is seriously organising one-way expeditions to Mars. Is that ethical?


iWant! iWant! iWant!
Zac Alstin | 01 October 2014 |
tags: Apple, consumerism, iPhone
Is the hype over iPhone 6 an icon of our infatuation with consumerism?


Terrorism as theatre
Robert Kaplan | 09 September 2014 |
tags: Islamic State, propaganda, social media, terrorism
Technology, which Silicon Valley claim has liberated us, has also brought us back to the worst sorts of barbarism


Left to their own devices?
Cris Rowan | 01 September 2014 |
tags: education of children, information technology
Ten reasons not to use technology for learning in grade school.


Would body cameras have prevented Ferguson riots?
Karl D. Stephan | 26 August 2014 |
tags: Ferguson, police, police brutality
Chest-mounted cameras are a promising development, but not a cure-all.


Stretching the truth past the breaking point
Tim Wallace | 18 August 2014 |
tags: Islamic State, media, media ethics, propaganda
The barbarism of the Islamic State is real enough, so why fabricate atrocities?


Dealing with graphic content is a moral minefield for journalists
John Jewell | 14 August 2014 |
tags: graphic images, media ethics
Should images of man's inhumanity to man appear in the mainstream media?


TV ads which abuse children’s innocence
Claude A. Curran | 30 July 2014 |
tags: advertising, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Corporate bullies are making a fortune by peddling drugs for sexual dysfunction on prime-time TV.


You’ve got mail. Try not to read it.
Karl D. Stephan | 29 July 2014 |
tags: email, fasting, internet
Fasting from your email could change your life.


All wired up: the contraceptive chip
Karl D. Stephan | 15 July 2014 |
tags: birth control, contraception, internet, privacy
The Gates Foundation has funded an implantable device which can be controlled remotely.


The robot says you flunked
Karl D. Stephan | 08 July 2014 |
tags: computers, education, MOOCs
Let's hope that people who say there's no difference between machines and people don't end up running the machines.


Digital clones: coming to a hologram near you
Karl D. Stephan | 13 May 2014 |
tags: digital images, movies
What are the ethics of creating life-like images of human forms?


Do citizens have the right to control their data on the web?
Norberto Gonzalez Gaitano | 17 March 2014 |
tags: big data, privacy
Europe and America prepare to regulate the use of big data.


Radio Shack: thanks for all the memories
Karl D. Stephan | 14 March 2014 |
tags: education, engineering, RadioShack, technology
One of America's greatest engineering schools is fading away.


You can’t see the doctor: he’s checking boxes right now
Karl D. Stephan | 04 March 2014 |
tags: electronic medical record, electronic records, engineering
Imposing the heavy hand of the Federal government is not the way to enforce uniform standards.


Facebook’s ‘look back’ is marketing in mufti
Paul Harrison and Michaela Jackson | 17 February 2014 |
tags: Facebook, marketing, social media
It's designed to make us think that the product is an essential part of everyday life.


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