Why do we find ourselves reading emails during vacation or sick days, even when we don't have to? Ian Bogost, a professor of interactive computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology (and an Atlantic contributing editor), says that email sorting is just the default activity when there's nothing else to do.
People complain about checking their inboxes when they're out of the office, but some of them kind of enjoy it too.
Head trainer Teri Turner Bolton looks out at two young adult male dolphins, Hector and Han, whose beaks, or rostra, are poking above the water as they eagerly await a command.
Georgia Tech and University of Washington researchers study why people quit food journaling and why journaling social features backfire. Read about the research in New York Magazine.
Eating healthy is sometimes a challenge on its own, so technology should ease that burden – not increase it – according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Washington. Researchers studied how mobile-based food journals integrate into everyday life and specific challenges when using food journaling technology. Their research suggests how future designs might make it easier and more effective.
The future promises incredible technology that will transform the human body from the weak, failing, vulnerable meatbags we have now into beautiful, terrifying, unstoppable machines.
A four-year study of adolescents’ use of technology shows that the average amount of time spent online daily by 10- to 14-year-olds jumped from 3.5 hours to more than eight during the study period of 2010-2013. Georgia Tech researchers say adolescents’ identities are being shaped through continuous online social activities – a phenomenon arising from the growth of mobile devices. The research also reveals that adolescents no longer distinguish between time online and offline, as well as how they deal with social pressure, identity, privacy and risky behavior online.
Is the long-standing Turing Test easy to deceive? Georgia Tech Professor Ashok Goel says, oh yes.
This week Atlanta lost one of her true giants with the passing of our dear friend John P. Imlay, Jr. It was an especially painful loss for us in the College of Computing.
We have self-driving cars, knowledgeable digital assistants, and software capable of putting names to faces as well as any expert.