Screaming about screen time?

Screaming about screen time?

We spend ever-more hours with TV, cellphones, tablets and computers, is it rude or necessary to always answer your phone? Does distraction make you dumb? What about multitasking? More »

Garbage, lipstick and flat-screens

Garbage, lipstick and flat-screens

Sick of stats on GDP or stocks? Some of the alternative economic indicators are sensible, some are zany, and some are misleading, even dangerous. More »

Video surveillance: Who is watching you?

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London pioneered video surveillance in public, but it’s catching on fast. Many major cities have systems, and more are coming. What do these cameras learn? How do they interact with other sources of data? In this culture of disclosure should we even worry about privacy? More »

Violent Video Games: How Dangerous?

What is the role of media and video games in violent behavior? What does the eviidence say. Does it make sense to censor? If Big Brother makes a vid-game, could it be any good? Does the army’s investment in games prove that they promote violence? More »