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Machine Rebel with a Cause: Chris Julien on Ethical Electronics and More

Chris Julien is a researcher at Waag Futurelab for technology and society while doing his PhD in “Ecological governance: Deep adaptation machines.” He is also part of the climate activism group Extinction Rebellion, taking part in climate protests that block off roads … Continue reading

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System Change, Not Climate Change

In her inaugural lecture, Dr. Heleen de Conick spoke about system change. She is now Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation and Climate Change in the Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology. …cotinue reading at Elektor

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Tech Is Not Going to Save Us (Because It Already Can)

We should not wait on technology that is not yet fully developed to maybe save us in the future. Tech is already there for us; now we need to be there for it. Climate Tech We are experiencing more extreme … Continue reading

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Women in Tech: “It’s All About Merit Until Merit Has Tits”

Bias Galore Societal expectations that are based on gendered roles start early. Clothes for toddlers come mainly in pink for a girl and astronaut for a boy. Books for girls might focus on long-haired princesses waiting in a tower to … Continue reading

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The 10-Year Smartphone: Renew Your Expectations

Maybe you’ve seen the ads online for a new smartphone that will last you 10 years. Maybe you too clicked on one, only to be disappointed that this phone does not exist … yet. The “10-year phone” is an initiative that … Continue reading

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Tech To Do Better: Supportive Technology for a New You

Technology that counts the steps you take, measures your heartbeat, or beeps when you’ve sat down for too long. Is this supportive technology really helping us? Feedback Health-trackers like the Fitbit, Garmin fitness watch, Oura ring, and certain features on your … Continue reading

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