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Can Machines Produce Art that Moves Us?

This happens more often than you’d think: You tell someone you are an illustrator. They ask you a few questions and then get to what’s really on their mind: “So, do you do all your work on the computer or do you draw everything by hand?” When you respond that you do some (or all) [...]..

May 19, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality?

In 1995, Ivan Goldberg, a New York psychiatrist, published one of the first diagnostic tests for Internet Addiction Disorder. The criteria appeared on, a psychiatry bulletin board, and began with an air of earnest authenticity: "A maladaptive pattern of Internet use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as manifested by three (or more) [...]..

May 15, 2014 — Venkat Srinivasan
A Look under the Hood of Online Data Visualization

A Look under the Hood of Online Data Visualization

Andy Kirk (of Visualising Data) recently published a clever image-driven post in which he uses automobiles to make a series of points about the practice of data visualization.

May 12, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Developing Countries Still Far From Closing Digital Divide

The United States is not the greatest country in the world, at least when it comes to information and communication technology. Last month, the World Economic Forum released its 13th annual Global Information Technology Report, which ranks the nations of the world by their "networked readiness" - that is, how much each country can use [...]..

May 8, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller

Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years...

May 8, 2014 — Brian Malow

Lasers ID Insects by Wing Beats

Using laser sensing of insect wing beats, plus location and time of day, researchers report 99 percent accuracy identifying individuals in a group of six insect species. A future surveillance system would be of interest to farmers and insect-borne disease monitors...

May 7, 2014 — Cynthia Graber
Breaking the Code: The Creativity of Technology

Creativity and Technology: Closing the Perception Gap

So many people are stifled by their own preconceived beliefs about what they can and can't do. That's a shame and in our household we try hard to remove "can't" from our vocabulary. The biggest tragedy is when someone is afraid of, or steered away from, trying by stereotypes and social norms that are in a large [...]..

May 5, 2014 — William Murphy
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