Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep | Technology | The Guardian
“What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic landscapes of buildings, fountains and bridges merging into one.
Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam | MindShift | KQED News
“After spending months listening to Serial and talking about it as a class, a two-hour sit-down final seemed pointless, irrelevant and an inaccurate gauge of all the learning that had taken place throughout the year. But learning as we know it in schools must be assessed. How else would adults know what kids have learned? So Alexa pursued an end-of-year assessment, possibly worthy of MailChimp (Mail Khimp?), in the form of a podcast.”
Emoji could replace PIN codes in online banking – Telegraph
“A British technology firm has launched the world’s first emoji-only passcode, allowing people to log into their banks using four emoji characters, instead of traditional PINs or passwords.”
Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education? | MindShift | KQED News
““When you can call a line of code a spell, then you are getting somewhere,” Fruchter said. After all, isn’t computer code basically modern magic?”
University of Cambridge to hire ‘professor of Lego’ – Telegraph
“One of the world’s best universities is planning to hire a professor – of Lego.
The lucky candidate will be the head of their own research department at prestigious University of Cambridge.”
Cambridge University is hiring a professor of Lego
“The best learning is, as any parent knows, through play. Academics at Camrbridge University agree: they’ve just received funding to recruit a Lego professorship of play in education, development and learning.”
As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang] : All Tech Considered : NPR
“But without a unified translation as to what the pictures all stand for, widespread use in absence of text can further complicate communication — and lead to consequences.”
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