Cities will be driving globalisation and innovation in the emerging world order.
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Welcome to the era of TechPlomacy where a new world order is emerging around cities and their economies, rather than nations and their borders.
We need media literacy not only to help us detect hoax and fake news but also to read the interest of media owners behind the news.
Digital and communication poverty is unhelpful – depriving prisoners is short-sighted.
Apps can be digital toys used by children to design, create, build, investigate and imagine.
Apps which encourage children to develop language, literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills through play are excellent gifts this Christmas.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff launch Sidewalk Toronto, a high-tech urban development project.
Toronto has entered a joint venture with a Google sister company to create a high-tech urban development area. The goal is to 're-imagine cities from the internet up' – Google's internet, of course.
High level interpersonal and problem solving skills are what will make you employable in a digital world.
Despite the hype about STEM skills, research shows interpersonal, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills will make you more employable in the 21st century.
Visitors look at digital light effects by Japan based digital art group teamLab during a Taiwan art exhibition in February 2017.
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How culture can inform technological innovations.
Jobs of the future will require emotional intelligence to complement the sophisticated machines we work with, so we need to equip young people with this vital skill
Participants at the Macy conferences, which took place at the Beekman Hotel in New York City.
Scientists at the postwar Macy conferences sought a new vision of mind and society, but the digital world in which we now live is far removed from their dreams.
Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Digital media on building facades are changing the appearance of our cities. This creates a need for new urban policy guidelines to retain architectural quality and promote social engagement.
How truly innovative are companies like Uber and Airbnb, super-monopolies that capture entire markets by locking vendors and customers into their platforms?
The digital pin-ups' business models actually inhibit serendipity and, indeed, innovation by absorbing entire markets into the sealed-off space of their platforms.
When the smart city looks inhuman: a robot police officer from Dubai greets guests at last November’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.
The corporate world has taken the lead in promoting various creative/smart city visions, which struggle to be inclusive, let alone entrust citizens with control over their lives.
Gamification in schools teaches children that they should expect their every move to be watched, rated, and possibly shared publicly.
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Pencil by default: the digital skills demanded by the welfare system may baffle Daniel Blake, but he is resourceful, creative and willing to work.
Parents should be involved in their children’s use of electronic devices.
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The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children's use of electronic devices.
Are we living in a postmodern screen dream?
Angst when you forget your smartphone is not only a real psychological phenomenon--it also highlights a quintessentially postmodern problem: what the author calls the "anxiety of the disconnected".
Much of the ‘smart cities’ rhetoric is dominated by the economic, with little reference to the natural world and its plight.
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The rhetoric of 'smart cities' is dominated by the economic, with little reference to the natural world and its plight. Truly smart and resilient cities need to be more in tune with the planet.
When should a work go into public doman?
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A copyright law that has frozen the entry of many works into public domain is approaching its end. Will a further extension of its term be detrimental to the common good?
Beware the digital evolution.
Science fiction has long warned of technology taking over the world. We're increasingly connected to a digital world that's growing, and more automated. So what if it starts to evolve?
The ride-hailing app Go-jek is part of Indonesia’s growing creative economy.
Creative industries have the potential to provide much needed jobs in Indonesia. But, without a law on creative economy, industries are being subjected to rigid sectoral regulations.