Cyber Warfare and Cyber Intelligence An Interview With Wesley Wark


Information technology is changing the nature of modern warfare and modern national intelligence activities, argues Wesley Wark in this interview. He describes how Canada is changing its military for cyber warfare and discusses whether we are witnessing the emergence of a new tech-based Cold War. The impact of cyber warfare on democratic systems and the …

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Digital Transformation in Higher Education An Interview With Susan Grajek


Susan Grajek shares Educause's research on the impact that information technology is having now and will have in the future in higher education. She describes the main trends today and her thoughts on the future transformative impact that information technology will have. Susan provides guidance for higher education leaders on dealing with the challenges that …

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How to Use Information Technology in Education An Interview With Author and Teacher Holly Clark


The effective application of information technology in education is considered in this interview with Holly Clark, author of the Google Infused Classroom and of the soon to be released Chromebook Infused Classroom. Approaches to or pedagogies for teaching with information technology are explored, how schools should introduce information technology and the cultural change that is …

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Using Information Technology for Humanitarian Development An Interview With Ed Happ


The role of information technology in humanitarian development is considered in this interview with Ed Happ. Ed describes his experience as Chief Information Officer for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, founding Chair of NetHope and now as an Executive Fellow at the University of Michigan. Ed discusses the increasing …

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the Future of the Internet An Interview With Brock Pierce


Brock Pierce discusses the blockchain and its impact. After providing a brief explanation of the blockchain, he argues that the internet is fundamentally flawed and that a blockchain based new model would be more effective. As a crypto currency pioneer, Brock explains why he thinks it is a good alternative to existing, non-crypto currencies and …

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Internet Addiction, Narcissism and Appropriate Use An Interview With Phil Reed


In this interview Phil Reed discusses the impact that the internet is having on human behaviour. He argues that internet addiction (different from gaming addiction) is widespread and has physiological effects that are similar to withdrawal from drugs. He also argues that the internet causes changes within its users' brains. the relationship between internet use …

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The People vs Technology, An Interview With Jamie Bartlett


Jamie Bartlett's recent book, The People vs Technology, discusses how information technology is impacting democracy. Jamie describes six pillars of democracy and the interview examines each of these in turn, before considering possible solutions to the challenges that this poses for society. The discussion looks at how information technology affects our free will, the rise …

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Globalisation and Technological Change, An Interview With Henning Meyer


Henning Meyer discusses technological change and globalisation in this interview with The University of Waterloo's Peter Carr. The interview looks at the reasons for the forms that technology takes as it changes and the choices that we make in how we use its new capabilities. Henning provides his views on the impact of the global …

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Interview With Mariana Valverde: Quayside Toronto


Mariana Valverde is a Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. This interview discusses the Sidewalk Labs / Waterfront Toronto Smart City project and focuses particularly on the governance aspects of the project. Mariana argues that the existing governance arrangements for project governance, control of the data that …

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The Sidewalk / Waterfront Toronto Development


The Alphabet Sidewalk Labs / Waterfront Toronto development, “built from the internet up”, is an important test bed for the innovative application of information technology in civic life. It has the potential to help us understand what cities of the future might be like and is a major opportunity for Torontonians and others to influence …

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