Big announcements this week as Microsoft’s long hyped world of ‘HoloLens’ (which has been all hype, not much else) finally gets its shift into an ecosystem of Mixed Reality products and services.
The Australian government has launched STARportal as a resource for parents and kids to find cool STEM themed activities, camps, competitions and the rest.
Samuel Horti looks at the question of using Minecraft as an educational tool. Does it really help? Or is it a gimmick that gets in the way of real learning?
Design, performance art and clever security infrastructure come together at CloudFlare San Francisco. A wall of lava lamps has been integrated into the office design, with a constant feed of photographs of the fluid dynamics delivering random number generation for use in back office processes.
I’m fascinated by these discussions. I love social media, I love my many points of digital connection, but I know some of it is pure noise. How do we get down to just getting the important things done?
Professor Jan Van Driel has written about the need to coordinate efforts to promote more kids to take up careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
So says Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel in a new piece for The Conversation.
This brings us back to an important focus area for parents and young folks trying to pin down a smart career path that won’t be eaten up by machines in the coming 30 years. What are the tasks that really need a human touch?
That’s some long-term planning, but it’s an interesting concept that should be trialled at some point.
An organisational psychologist writing for The Conversation looks at how we need to rethink work communications based on how they’ve gotten completely out of control.
If you think all interfaces are based on touchscreens, keyboards or mice, here’s something to reshape your thinking.