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The Science Behind Data

Dr Linda Mclver joins the team to discuss the skepticism people have towards data, how it is used, and what we can learn from it. Dr Lina Mclver is the Executive Director at…


How Do Emojis and Dating Work?

Professor Kath Albury, Co-leader of Swinburne University's Digital Inclusion Program, discusses navigating dating communications and the latest research into particular trends within dating, including the use of emojis. And Jake Goldenfein, Senior Lecturer…


Machines Making Art

Hosts Dan Morganti, Maize Wallan and Warren Davies present gaming news, reviews and interviews featuring games producer Mitchell McCausland from Blowfish studios; and Doctor Ollie Brown from the school of Art and Design…


The Real Cost of Cryptocurrencies and Transgender Visibility Day

Swinburne University Dean of Digital Research, Yang Xiang, explains the environmental implications of blockchain, NFTs and crypto; then, We celebrate Transgender Visibilty Day 2021 by talking with non-binary games developer Fenreliania about their…


Safety Vs Censorship

Gala Vanting, National Programs Manager of the Scarlet Alliance and escort/ProDom performer Sia Jaden Lilleth join the byte team to chat about how changes to the Online Safety Act may impact sex workers…


How Much Can Machines Really Learn?

Dr Lea Frermann from the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne talks about bias in tech language; and PhD researcher Emma Ahmed-Rengers from the University of Birmingham discusses…


Digital Inclusion for Older Australians

Anthony McCosker, Deputy Director of Swinburne’s Social Innovation Research Institute, discusses a new Department of Social Services report on digital inclusion for older Australians; and hosts Warren Davies & Paul Kellahan chat about…


New Surveillance Powers Legislation

New powers in surveillance legislation are discussed by Kieren Pender, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre; and presenter Maize Wallan reviews a selection of independent Australian games developed by Frazer Brumley…


Phone Addiction and Tracking Wage Theft

Professor John Howe, Director of the University of Melbourne School of Government, explains how we can use data science to track wage theft. Eric Bigalk, CEO of Smart Solutions discusses MoodOff day; an…


Digital Rights Watch Annual Report and Linux Conference Swag Badge

Privacy and Technology Specialist, Samantha Foriani, and Electronic Frontiers Australia Board Member, Justin Warren, present the findings of the Digital Rights Watch annual report; FastMail chief of staff Nicola Nye, and Hacker at…

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Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opinionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more.


The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.