156 episodes

Each episode explores how today's technology is transforming tomorrow - from our biology, habits, relationships, spaces to our place in the universe.

Think: Digital Futures 2SER 107.3

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Each episode explores how today's technology is transforming tomorrow - from our biology, habits, relationships, spaces to our place in the universe.

    Being queer on dating apps

    Being queer on dating apps

    Most of our search for love and sex has been uploaded onto apps - for better or worse. What effect is this having on queer communities, and what are the experiences of queer people using these apps?

    Language warning

    Featuring:
    Paul Byron, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Communication, UTS
    Eric, Former dating app user
    Damien, Current dating app user

    Producer/presenter: Josh Green

    Music: Epidemic sound

    • 23 min
    Empathy in the digital world

    Empathy in the digital world

    As technology and social media algorithms evolve faster than we can monitor them, how has our ability to empathise with others been affected?

    Featuring:
    Joshua Krook, PhD candidate, University of Adelaide.
    Dr Heather Ford, Head of Digital and Social Media, UTS.
    Brennan Hatton, CTO and co-founder of Equal Reality.

    Producer/presenter: Bageshri Savyasachi

    Music: Epidemic sound

    • 25 min
    Navigating the fertility industry online

    Navigating the fertility industry online

    What are the experiences of women using technology to make a baby? And how are they navigating the fertility industry online?

    Featuring:
    Natalie Hart, donor egg recipient
    Professor Anita Stuhmcke, faculty of law, UTS
    Dr Lizle Oosthuizen, reproduction medicine specialist, Cape Fertility

    Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Music: Epidemic sound

    • 32 min
    Digital vaccine passports and mass data collection

    Digital vaccine passports and mass data collection

    In order to open up safely after two years of restricted movement, many countries are introducing COVID-19 vaccination passports. But how will this work? In this episode we look at the safety and privacy concerns of these technologies and consider how they should cater to the digitally disadvantaged.

    Featuring:
    Dr Manoranjan Mohanty, Lecturer in School of Mathematical and Physical Science at the University of Technology Sydney
    Dr Helen Paik, Senior Lecturer the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of News South Wales.
    Dr Katie Attwell, Senior Lecturer in School of Social Sciences at University of Western Australia and Lead Researcher of Coronavax: Preparing Community and Government

    Producer/Host: Sophie Ellis

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 19 min
    Streamers go dark over hate raids

    Streamers go dark over hate raids

    In this episode we observe how online hate speech can result in real-life consequences. How gaming and social media platforms are failing to censor dangerous content. And pushback from the community.

    Featured:
    DK, content creator and gamer on Youtube and Twitch
    Dr Marian-Andrei Rizoiu, senior lecturer, Behavioural Data Science, University of Technology Sydney

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel
    With research assistance from Eamonn Culhane

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 23 min
    Neurotechnology and the law

    Neurotechnology and the law

    Technologies used to read and alter the brain are being introduced in courts around the world. But how will neuro-based evidence revolutionise the way we view criminals? Who decides who is a good citizen? And how do we create a future worth wanting and not merely inherit whatever future results from new technology?

    Featured:
    Dr Nicole Vincent, senior lecturer, Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation, UTS

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    • 17 min

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4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Thought Provoking

Great Australian podcast. Well worth subscribing too.

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Tech is cool

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