Just like the internet, computers, television, and telephones before it, AI has untapped potential to change our lives for the better—no matter how much we resist it at first.
VRoom VRoom: Oh Listen It’s the Sound of the Simulation Taking Over
Virtual reality makes me nauseous. But not like the nauseous I get after challenging my stomach to another night of BC dining—it’s more like the nauseous I get when I feel impending doom…
When Technology-Free Classrooms Inhibit Certain Students’ Learning
When I would read my high school math class syllabus, I read it differently than most of my classmates did. While my teachers would specify that homework would only take between 45 minutes to an hour to complete, I read it as between three and four hours—because that’s how long it would take me. Similarly,…
A Pocketbook Recap of HUBweek 2018
HUBweek returned to City Hall Plaza from October 8-14 and curated a lineup of events relating to this year’s motto of “We the Future”. Shipping containers served as exhibitor spaces, while speaker stages were housed in igloo domes and glass-paneled modules surrounding the main nucleus.
Beyond Addiction, Technology Is a Necessity
“This isn’t a new trend—anyone with cochlear implants or pacemakers is aware of the naturalization of technology.”
Rating the Apps on Macs: TU/TD
“It’s just a backup browser that has a less appealing appearance and a much creepier knowledge of your preferences.”
Paying Attention to My Loss of Attention
“Maybe when we were all younger, the world was a different place, and we all functioned a little differently.”
Games for Good: Student Turns Tragedy to Innovation
“[It] was like crazy for me to fathom that this could happen to somebody at a moment’s notice,” Giovanniello said of his grandmother’s sudden stroke which prompted his interest in helping people through technology.
(Not So) Smart City
“By redefining society in increasingly technological terms, participation in the smart city system—whether voluntary or not—seems almost inescapable.”
A Letter of Recommendation: Travel Without Headphones
He asked her for her name after telling her not to tell anyone her name, a young girl learned a lot from a single ride on the T.