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Taking a Pause From EDUCAUSE

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses why he is skipping this year's EDUCAUSE conference. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/24/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

When the 'The Internet of Things' Becomes 'The Walking Dead,' Look Out

Quotes Sean Smith, professor of computer science and director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society, about how he and and many others in the computer field have been warning us to prepare for something like last week's attack on Dyn of Manchester. "We've been waiting for it to happen," says Smith. "We, as computer scientists, the computer industry and community, have been rushing headlong into putting what are basically small computers connected to the network into all sorts of things—cars, Barbie dolls, thermostats, web cameras … without making them secure."

Dartmouth College Gives Its Own Spin to Pokemon Go

Researchers at Dartmouth have developed the HillaryDonald Go app, a political spin on the popular Pokemon Go game that allows players to follow maps to find a candidate "booth" near them, where a virtual Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump await.

Read the full story, published on 10/24/16, in My Champlain Valley.

Communicating Invisibly With Dimmed Down Visible Light

Researchers from Dartmouth College have added a twist to Visible Light Communication (VLC), encoding the data into ultra-short high frequency pulses that are imperceptible to human eyes, yet detectable by photodiodes. The idea is to make the most of VLC even in daylight when indoor lighting would typically be turned off.

Read the full story, published on 10/20/16, in EE Times.

Dartmouth-Led Team Develops WristWhirl, a Smartwatch Prototype Using Wrist as a Joystick

Quotes Xing-Dong Yang, assistant professor of computer science, in continued coverage of WristWhirl— a smartwatch prototype Yang developed with a Dartmouth colleague (Jun Gong '20) that uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform common touch screen gestures with one-handed continuous input.

Read the full story, published on 10/18/16, in Wireless Design Magazine.

Should We Kill the Conference Panel?

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses why conference panels are great for the panelists, and usually forgettable for everyone else. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/12/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

Art Notes: A Check on Our Digital Age

On Wednesday, John Stomberg, director of the Hood Museum of Art, will give a talk titled "Art & Brain: How Objects Save the Liberal Arts from Demise in the Digital Age," at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden as part of a benefit dinner for the museum.

Read the full story, published on 10/13/16, in the Valley News.

Through the Looking Glass: A Unicorn in the Tech World

In a personal essay, Grace Miller '17, describes the joys and challenges of being a computer science major.

Read the story, published on 10/12/16 in The Dartmouth.

3 Reasons Your Team Should Embrace Long-Distance Work

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim shares three reasons why your team will end up better off from the experience of being in a long-distance work relationship. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/11/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

Are We Turning Into Machines?

In his latest post for NPR's "13.7: Cosmos & Culture," Marcelo Gleiser, the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, discusses how human integration with technology has moved beyond work to our individual lives. "The challenge we face is to keep a healthy balance between power-on life and power-off life," says Gleiser. "The machine-human integration is greedy, as it serves a powerful combination of our desire to expand our reach and of market forces that want to sell us their products, with ads blinking on screens at all times."

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