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16 Aug 2016

Technologies are not neutral tools that emerge independently of society. According to Judy Wajcman, their design and use reflect as much as they shape the societies which invent them.

Professor Wajcman examines the way digital technologies have enabled us to complete tasks faster and...

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2 Dec 2015

What is a good death? The past two decades have seen more than sixteen state or federal attempts – and failures – to create a law in Australia that allows voluntary assisted death. Polls show support for such laws. But our elected representatives hesitate to...

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15 Sep 2015

Digital Humanities: It’s the coming together of digital computing technology and human cultural artefacts. This academic discipline embraces a variety of topics, from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets. Willard McCarty from King’s College London explains two specific features of digital...

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15 Sep 2015

It’s called grey literature because it’s typically unregulated and beyond the scrutiny and control of the peer reviewed journals or public service processes. But is grey literature credible? Does it genuinely add to our store of knowledge? And how much of this digital scholarship will...

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31 Aug 2015

The EU has committed itself to a 40% carbon reduction goal by 2030. In spite of the economic difficulties brought on by the GFC, Europe continues to set ambitious climate targets.

Former EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedergaard, speaks about the upcoming UN...

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