August 2004

Banking on the Future

We've all thought about the future and about how society and technology will progress in some way. Some of us even habour predictions or fears and work towards either facilitating their actuation or ensuring they don't. A website, Long Bets, allows people to put their foresight and analysis to the test by placing a bet…

Another Transmedia Researcher

I attended an English Department Posgraduate Seminar last Friday to check out the work of Media and Communications Department PhD student Tom Apperley. His abstract had me intrigued:In this brief paper I try and make sense of a cluster of research around the broad topic of X-box games. This paper reconciles two threads of research;…

Extreme Email

We've seen Extreme Sports and even Extreme Ironing but now we have Extreme Email. Jonah Brucker-Cohen has come up with an idea to study how software, specifically email list software, affects human interaction.BumpList only allows for a maximum amount of subscribers so that when a new person subscribes, the first person to subscribe is "bumped",…
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