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TEDx | Daniel Kao: The Promise of Education Technology

August 10, 2016


Diplateevo. White post. Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We talked about it a bit before getting back to our homework. I am a computer […]

Screenagers | Quotes & Commentary

March 5, 2016

1 About The Film (From the website): Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids which started her on a question to delve into how it might effect their development. She learned that on average […]

Ex Machina | Reflections

January 5, 2016


Ex Machina. [R] (2015) The prospect of AI reaching the level of passing the Turing Test is intriguing in and of itself, a scientific inquiry that titillates the geek in all of us. But what I believe to be the brilliance of this film is not the test of a machine, but the test of […]

The Imitation Game | Notes

December 4, 2015


“Sometimes it is the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” Are you paying attention? Good. If you’re not listening carefully, you will miss things, important things. I will not pause. I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. You think that […]

TED | Jon Gosier: The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

September 17, 2015


As a software developer and technologist, I’ve worked on a number of civic technology projects over the years. Civic tech is sometimes referred to as tech for good, using technology to solve humanitarian problems. 0:26 This is in 2010 in Uganda, working on a solution that allowed local populations to avoid government surveillance on their […]

Automata | Review

July 18, 2015


“Surviving is not relevant. Living is. We want to live.” “Life always ends up finding its way, even here.” The idea of autonomous creatures has not only been around for a while (see Radical Evolution), the possibilities and potentialities are growing every day. There is great satisfaction to be had (and money to be made) […]

TED | Andy Yen: Think your email’s private? Think again.

March 5, 2015


0:12 Twenty-five years ago, scientists at CERN created the World Wide Web. Since then, the Internet has transformed the way we communicate, the way we do business, and even the way we live. In many ways, the ideas that gave birth to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and so many others, have now really transformed our lives, […]