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30/03/2017 02:32

Call for Papers: “Charting trans and posthumanist imaginaries in future-making” (see Panel 53: http://sipsheff17.group.shef.ac.uk/index.php?option=24)Science in Public Conference, University of Sheffield 10th-12th July, 2017 Emilie Whitaker, University of Salford, e.m.whitaker@salford.ac.ukThe call for papers closes April 18, 2017. Posthumanism and transhumanism are two emerging cultural movements that use recent developments in science and technology to challenge, in rather...

29/03/2017 01:43

Smart cities have the potential to create major benefits for city dwellers in developing countries, but only if urban planners combine “low-tech” innovations with “high-tech” ones, continue to build large capital infrastructure, and ensure people are at the center of design, John Bachmann of multinational engineering company AECOM, told Devex. He argued that smart cities should be seen as a tool for greater equity, and planners need to ensure that people with less access to technology are...

29/03/2017 01:43

How a lightbulb can become another way of getting the information you want, when you want it. First, a confession. I always wanted one of those internet-connected rabbits. You know the ones: they'd glow yellow if it was sunny, drop an ear if the NASDAQ had conniptions, and make burbling noises when a friend was trying to Skype you and you'd turned off all your speakers. What they were was an early example of an ambient user interface, using the things around us to tell us about the...

29/03/2017 01:43

Thanks to V2X technology, connected cars will soon be able to tell you what lies way ahead or around the corner Automotive technology is evolving so fast these days that it’s difficult to predict the features vehicles will have by the end of the next decade. But we do know that wireless connectivity will play a much more important role than it does now, primarily offering passengers an internet connection and GPS navigation. Whether it’s the cars we drive or cars that drive us, these...

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