Cedric Stallworth, along with other computer science professionals, discusses why it is imperative for the field to embrace a diversity of perspectives to address today's global challenges. Source: National Science Foundation
Sixty-six Georgia high school girls were honored for computing-related achievements at the 2012-13 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards, held Feb. 24 in Atlanta and cosponsored by the College of Computing and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
Strava and rival sites such as MapMyRide, TrainingPeaks, Garmin Connect and dailymile tap into the psychological elements that make sports rewarding, says Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp). They exploit people's competitive instincts to get them to ride their bikes faster, or work harder. Source: Denver Post
Recent College of Computing Alum and Rhodes Scholar, Joy Buolamwini, talks about her mission to bring computer science to underrepresented groups. Source: The Huffington Post
This segment features vides of robots from the Aware Home. Source: IEEE Spectrum
Amy Bruckman (Interactive Comp) talks about the newly popular social media app, Snapchat. Source: 11 Alive
Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) theorizes that a shaky global economy has forced some companies to take a pause from investing in serious games. Source: CNN International
Georgia Tech is using its PR2 to develop software and user interfaces for robots that could assist elderly people living at home. “They have been a key facilitator of collaborative infrastructure for robotics,” says Henrik Christensen (Interactive Comp). “We have to figure out how this can be continued.” Source: Technology Review
A similar strategy is part of Courteous.ly, which sports the tagline: “if they only knew how much email you have.” This service (which is part of a larger research project by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp)) connects to your Gmail account and counts how many messages you receive. Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
As technology continues to transform the business of news dissemination, what role does computation play in the practice of journalism—both today and in the future? Last week, the Georgia Tech College of Computing tried to answer that question through the second “Computation + Journalism Symposium,” held Jan. 31-Feb. 1.