Aristarkh Chernyshev, Loading, 2007.
Time travelling back into internet art of the past, the contrast between today's paranoia and banality and the early optimism that initially greeted it is striking.
India's smart cities mission is evolving – and it has some issues to iron out, if it's to work out for the good of all.
Something wiki this way comes.
Wikipedia is celebrating its 15th birthday, but it's eight years since contributor numbers peaked. What does this tell us about its future?
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?
Thousands are taking to the Internet to petition for the freedom of convicted murderer Steven Avery.
A new paper details how armchair activists – put together – can be a force.
Free Basics is only some people’s idea of ‘equality’.
Free Basics may be free to the user, but it'll cost India's economy in the long run.
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
Sometimes a ‘friend’ is not what you think.
The sharing economy is upon us, but the internet could bring back old-fashioned community building too.
See what you need.
Ryan Jorgensen - Jorgo
The television industry is gathering massive amounts of information about us to tailor ads to our individual needs.
Your broadband router might not look like much, but it’s your first line of defence against cyber attack.
Matt J Newman/Flickr
New research has found the firmware that runs most broadband routers is years out of date and riddled with potential security holes.
Very pretty, but could they be ruining your connection?
A telephone regulator has warned that festive decorations can spoil your Facebook fun. Here's the science.
The cost of the NBN depends on the mix of technologies used.
There are competing estimates of the cost of the National Broadband Network, but new data from broadband rollouts overseas can give us a clearer picture of the true cost in Australia.
We are already connected in many ways through technology, and we’re about to get a lot more connected.
Imagine a world that's even more connected technologically than ours today. It's coming soon and the Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to know if we're ready for it.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Anonymous wants to make sure militant Islamist propaganda video, like this being filmed in Syria, doesn’t make it online.
ISIS uses the internet, especially social media, to propagandize and recruit. Members of hacker group Anonymous have turned their sights on these accounts.
Cables crisscross the oceans carrying your internet info.
Telegeography Submarine Cable Map
Thin cables about as big around as a garden hose traverse the Earth's oceans carrying all our intercontinental internet data. No one's in charge and no one's defending them.
Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy in The Following.
In a media ecology defined through “interactive” behaviour – “web 2.0,” the blogging platforms now favoured by news and cultural criticism sites – a new figure has emerged from the digital abyss: the serial commenter.
The internet is complex, but the metadata laws may be even more so.
ISPs were supposed to start collecting our metadata today, but most are not ready due to the complexities of the legislation. Perhaps it's not too early for a review.
Tallinn might be a medieval town, but it’s governed via 21st century means.
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.
Digital harassment is not only an issue affecting children and teenagers.
Women and men are just as likely to report experiencing any form of digital harassment and abuse. However, the nature and impacts of these online harms differ significantly by gender and age.