Technology, Knowledge, and Society’s Updates

  • Nigel Jacob Joins the Technology, Knowledge, and Society Advisory Board

    The Technology, Knowledge, and Society Advisory Board is honored to welcome our newest member – Nigel Jacob

    Nigel Jacobis the Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator and R&D Lab within Boston’...More

  • Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius

    Image Courtesy of Targaryen / Wikimedia Commons | Article Link | by Andy Greenberg and Gwern Branwen

    EVEN AS HIS face towered 10 feet above the crowd at the Bitcoin Investor’s Conference in Las Vegas, Craig Steven Wright was, to most...More

  • Youth in the Complex Environment of Social Media: A Critical Review

    It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens by Danah Boyd. Yale University Press. 2014

    Book Review by Alejandra Garcia-Alayon, Ramsey Khabbaz, and Marcus Breen

    Social media has become the key feature of the contemporary comm...More

  • The Robots Are Coming

    Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / mckdnk | Article Link | by John Lanchester 

    In 1996, in response to the 1992 Russo-American moratorium on nuclear testing, the US government started a programme called the Accelerated St...More

  • Unease for What Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Mean for Our Screen-Obsessed Lives | Article Link | By David Carr

    Microsoft made a big announcement last week, revealing that Windows, a lucrative legacy franchise, was about to be unleashed into the physical environment through a set of goggles called the Holo...More

  • The Group That Rules the Web | Article Link | by Paul Ford

    You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The question is: Does this concern you?


  • Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

    Image Courtesey of Wikimedia Commons/百楽兎 | Article Link | by Bobbie Johnson

    The concept of using web-based programs like Google's Gmail is "worse than stupidity", according to a leading advocate of free software


  • Divining reality from the hype | Article Link

     OVER the past few decades it has become clear that innovation—more than inputs of capital and labour—is what drives a modern economy. In the developed world, the application of technological know-how and scie...More

  • Building the Part of Facebook No One Ever Sees | Article Link | by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Ever since we humans gave up the nomadic life and started building homes, architecture had one goal: To make life better for humans. But now, a new architecture is taking shape in...More

  • China Exports High-Speed Rail Technology to Turkey

    Image Courtesey of Wikimedia Commons / Jwjy9597 | Article Link | by Amy Qin

    After having built the world’s most extensive high-speed rail network, China is now beginning to export its rail technology, starting with last w...More