Special Effect is a UK-based charity full of very clever people who develop work-arounds that allow people with a wide range of disabilities to play computer games.
Professor Michelle Simmons has been named the NSW Scientist of the Year for her work in quantum computing.
I am in the process of co-founding a non-profit called the Ada Initiative, which is seeking funding to undertake advocacy for women. The Ada Initiative is focused on women in open technology and culture generally, which includes online activists, members of fandom, remixers, open source hackers and many others If you are interested, take our census or ask questions here.
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/7nnVQ2fROOg&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&border=1 “As you’ll see, very few commentators who jumped on the conspiracy bandwagon even before reading… Read More ›
Tigtog has been blogging about how, contrary to Chicken Little predictions of electronic media being the end of literacy worldwide, children today are better writers than ever before. I was just watching this interview on “The Twitter Revolution”, Chuck Klosterman… Read More ›
Karl Stefanovic interviewed internet service provision expert and outspoken censorship critic Mark Newton on yesterday’s Today Show. Click on the eye image to see video. ~~~ Transcript: Karl Stefanovic: [Australia?]’s plan for a new internet filter has been widely criticised… Read More ›
kwoff_id = 9106; In this week of heightened Internet! Moral! Panic!, it’s worth a peek at whether the internet really is the creeping civil cancer that some believe it to be. The JCMC (Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication) is available in… Read More ›
Found a YouTube version to replace the CollegeHumor direct embedding which broke the blog. (link in case the embedded Flash doesn’t work for you) Oh, the memories: maintaining a dial-up connection uphill both ways in the snow! H/T Pam at… Read More ›