The world's views on drugs have changed dramatically over the years. Less than a century ago most currently illegal drugs were legal and used recreationally like marijuana and cocaine, and even medically in the case of many opiates, at the same time, the likes of LSD and ketamine didn’t even exist. It was in the… Continue reading The Changing Views on Drugs, and the Facts
I love computers and multimedia, it’s what I do, but there’s a lot more things I’m interested in that I don’t necessarily get to delve into in my free time. Ecology, astronomy, and history, are all things I don’t get a chance to study in college, nor are they things I was exceptional in back… Continue reading The Rise of the Digital Scientist
What if we could create a shopping experience with no lines and no checkout? This is what Amazon was asking itself when it started development on a little thing called Amazon Go four years ago. Here's the lowdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmMk1Myrxc I wrote a little piece here on how robots are capable of even replacing us when it comes… Continue reading Say Goodbye To Waiting In Line
The next generation of consoles are sweeping in already, all the while the Xbox One and the PS4 are still being referred to as next gen, despite the fact that they've been current gen for 3 years now. Nintendo Switch, formerly known as Nintendo NX, was finally officially revealed a couple of weeks ago now… Continue reading Nintendo Switches It Up… Kinda
More and more people are being displaced from their careers every day, mostly simple jobs like cashiers and factory workers, but it begs the question, will robots eventually take all of our jobs? We like to think of the arts especially as a bastion of humanity, whereby no matter what jobs computers take over that a machine… Continue reading Writers Aren’t Safe From The Rise of A.I.
We all love a good meme, almost anything funny on the internet is considered a bit of a meme these days, but memes in general have been evolving lately – in both their complexity and in their meaning. But what exactly is a meme? Meme: an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature,… Continue reading How Memes Have Hijacked Your Mind
This time last year I believed the only decent form of truly interactive storytelling could be done through video games, and I'm here to admit I was definitely wrong. What I really enjoyed most studying concepts & collaboration in the digital humanities was delving into other forms of interactive media - which I wrote about… Continue reading Neo-Storytelling