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The adorable pictographs are no longer just an afterthought designed to spruce up our texts.
How does the lack of language to translate highly advanced technology and sciences affect our ability to become active participants in where they will lead society’s future?
Google recently patented a new design for a solar-powered, communication-enabled contact lens. Google has been careful to report to the press that this does not necessarily mean that the technology will develop into a consumer product.
Engineers at Texas A&M have prototyped a wearable motion-sensor device that translates American Sign Language into English.
Open Week – Honesty is a quality that most people make a conscious effort to value. Whether in a personal relationship, a professional endeavor, or when voicing political views, honesty is consistently among the traits which individuals value most in others. However, it’s oftentimes difficult or impractical to be totally honest in every situation.
A new Facebook study has found that found emoji, “haha,” and “hehe” have surpassed “lol” in usage. The Hash’s Molly Freeman and Dane Feldman weigh in on how they laugh online.
Unprepared Week – Pew Researcher Lee Rainie discusses our digital footprints and what they reveal.
Pardiss Kebriaei joins us to discuss her story on two Guantanamo detainee’s lives after leaving the prison, the FBI is up to the same old entrapment tactics, and listener mail.
Jenny Vogel is a new media artist working in video, photography, printmaking, performance and installation. She’s interested in the world as seen through communication technology — web cameras, morse code, fax machines — and the way we use these tools to overcome distance, alienation and loneliness. Her work exposes the glitches and limitations of technology and reveals the strange miscommunications it can produce. Jenny is especially interested in the video feeds from web cameras that are placed in city centers and homes around the world. These cameras broadcast ghostly pictures of places that seem to be devoid of human activity, and Jenny uses images from these broadcasts to construct her own narratives in her videos and prints.

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