Tag: technology

  • Hundreds hacking Western this weekend

    Hundreds hacking Western this weekend

      What would you say if you were told you had 36 hours to start and finish a software or hardware project? This weekend, about 300 people are going to do exactly that, at Hack Western, the first hackathon to take place at Western University. “We ended up getting a ton of people applying,” said […]

  • Cafés find board games their cup of tea

    Cafés find board games their cup of tea

    Jenny Mayer and Jessica Cooper stare at a chestnut-brown chess board, planning out their next move. Mayer sits by the window, quietly sipping a cup of orange pekoe tea as traffic outside on Dundas Street rumbles by. For these two friends, The Cardboard Café offers a reason to leave the house. “It’s nice to get out and […]

  • Robopocalypse Now? Not so fast

    Robopocalypse Now? Not so fast

    The robots are coming. The machines will rise. It’s known as “the singularity.” It’s that moment when machines reach and then surpass human intelligence, and the idea has captivated mankind for decades. “It’s an idea that stems from that psychotic dream of unlimited power – it promises omniscience, omnipotence, it promises you’ll become a god,” […]

  • A revolution in education

    A revolution in education

    Paperless textbooks and virtual classrooms — the digital era of education is in full swing and it’s stirring a revolution in how students learn. “The reality is we live in a wonderful time,” says cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch. “There are at least three billion people connecting and collaborating in the air all around us, and […]