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Being Human in a Digital World: Five Core Things We Worry About

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Janet Odgis

Genevieve Bell is an Intel vice president and Intel Fellow, and the director of User Experience Research at Intel Labs. She leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human-factors engineers and computer scientists, all of whom focus on people's needs and desires in order to help shape new Intel products and technologies.

Raising Kids in a Digital World

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

After watching kids and technology metamorphose for the past 30 years, I've come to some big picture thoughts for any parent who's made technology an integral part of their family life.

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

Deepak Chopra, Winnie the Pooh, and JFK

David Sable | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
David Sable

The honest truth is that much like many -- for me -- "Thank you" has become a standard mumble -- much like "Have a good day" or any of the other sign-off phrases people add to their automatic signature in digital media.

Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

Diana Graber | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital spaces. These life skills include things like kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness, and they're considered skills because in the old days, we actually learned them by observing the behavior of the adults around us.

The Future of Digital Is Tangible

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

As a millennial, I lament the fact that I honestly cannot remember the last time I actually purchased a physical, tangible medium that once meant so much more to me than a pair of fashionable pumps or a trendy dress ever could.

When Cyber Security Really Means Personal Security

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

2013 brought that word into most American's daily conversations as a result of the devastating revelations by Edward Snowden.

Stop Downloading Your Resolutions

David Sable | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sable

In tune with our digital world there are enough New Year's Resolution apps to ensure that as we fail to keep our self-made promises we can try and try again, leaving behind us a trail of thumbs-downs to mark our passage of trial and tribulation.

Staying Alive in a Digital World: A Talk With an Indie Bookstore Owner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Fewer and fewer independent bookstores have survived the onslaught of online retailing. I thought it would be illuminating to talk with Annie Philbrick, co-owner of the Bank Square Bookstore.

Of Mice and Memories

David Sable | Posted 09.28.2013 | Media
David Sable

So alter the mice -- let's help cure disease -- but let's also take the opportunity to stop for a moment and reflect on what a memory is and isn't, and how we'd like to remember and be remembered.