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Melbourne in Minecraft and Comedians Sweeney Preston and Ethan Cavanagh

Presenters Dan Salmon and Vanessa Taholka interview guests Cherida Longley and Murphy Whitmore from Rail Projects Victoria, about a project in which 600,000 square metres of Melbourne’s city centre has been recreated in…

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Climate-tech and Food Waste Management Tech

Hosts Warren Davies, Laura Summers, and Rowena Murray discuss all things climate tech on this episode with guest Jas Moore, RRR presenter and graduate of UTAS Sustainability course, focusing on sustainable living; and…

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Unpacking the Federal Budget and Comedians Eden and Josh Porter

Hosts Vanessa Taholka, Rowena Murray and Paul Callaghan chat to brothers Eden and Josh Porter about their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, 'Escape to the Megaverse'; Vanessa and Rowena discuss the the Federal…

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Surveillance at Work and Designing Queer Spaces Online

Presenters Dan Morganti, Warren Davies and Rowena Murray are joined by Professor Peter Holland, who talks about surveillance at work, particularly E-monitoring and surveillance; guests Samantha Floriani and Ruby Quail talk about creating…

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Data Ethics, The Ethics of Invention and Risk Assessment in Machine Learning

Dan Salmon, Laura Summers and Vanessa Taholka interview Viveka Weiley from CSIRO about data ethics and the ethics of invention; host Laura Summers puts her guest hat on to talk about an open…

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Tech in the Russia-Ukraine War, Future of AI and Digital Rights Watch

Presenters Jo Eaton, Warren Davies and Lily Ryan explore how technology is playing a role in the Russia-Ukraine war and how the big tech platforms can play a more active role in policing…

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Gaming Special: Brave Mouse Cartographer and Anne Charleston on voicing characters

Our monthly show dedicated to all things gaming with hosts Maize Wallin and Rowena Murray. A look at world-building game 'Brave Mouse Cartographer' and Australian actress Anne Charleston talks about an upcoming game…

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Electric Vehicles in Australia and the Online Safety of Sex Workers

Dr. Saad Mekhilef, Professor at Swinburne University, talks about the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia. Eliza Sorensen, founder of Switter, a sex worker friendly social networking site, examines the online safety of…

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New Dating App BOOP and State Library Scholarships

Presenters Lily Ryan, Jo Eaton & Warren Davies speak to Rowan Castan, the founder of new dating app BOOP; the team discuss the latest NFT news; and they speak with StartSpace Community Lead…

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Gaming Special: Gems on itch.io, Michaela Ledwidge and a VR documentary

Our monthly games special with hosts Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin talking about itch.io and their favourite games on the site, followed by an interview with Michaela Ledwidge, from Mod Studio about ‘…

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Fighting Hayfever with Technology

Presenters Laura Summers, Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon delve into the work of the University of Melbourne’s Victorian Pollen Forecast with Dr. Edwin R. Lampugnani. Plus the latest news from the many frontiers…

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Extended Reality Filmmaking, and Podcasting 101

Presenters Rowena Murray, Paul Callaghan and Warren Davies explore some of the new content generating technology keeping us creating during lockdown, featuring chats with Melbourne filmmaker and MIFF XR Commission recipient Ling Ang…

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Focus on China: Cryptocurrency and WeChat

Presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton & Lily Ryan explore the complex relationship between the Chinese state and technology, featuring interviews with Dr Dimitrios Salampasis, Cryptocurrencies expert and Course Director of Swinburne’s Master of…

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Gaming Special: Melbourne International Games Week

Our monthly games special with hosts Dan Morganti, Maize Wallin and Lily Ryan discussing Melbourne International Games Week, and featuring an interview with Riley Neville and Noah Seymour, the creators of Australian indie…

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Games for Change & the Australian Ad Observatory Project

Dr Stefan Schutt chats about upcoming Games For Change Asia-Pacific virtual festival; and Monash University’s Mark Andrejevic explains what the Australian Ad Observatory Project is and why making online marketing transparent for consumers…

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The Dark Art of Facebook Marketing

The Dark Art of Facebook Marketing

Monash University Communication & Media Studies Lecturer Dr Robbie Fordyce talks about his recent research into the impact of Facebook marketing on our individual worldviews; plus, all…

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Vaccine Certificate Tech and SYSTEM_ERROR

Artists Tamara Saulwick and Alisdair Macindoe talk about their cutting-edge multimedia performance work SYSTEM_ERROR; and cybersecurity expert Ajay Unni discusses security concerns over the delivery of the government’s vaccine certificate program. Plus all…

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Gaming Special: Queer Games Festival & Hunt: Showdown review

Presenters Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin host the Byte Into It monthly gaming special, featuring an interview with Melbourne Queer Games Festival lead organiser Luke Miller and a review of PvPvE action-horror FPS…

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Designing for Digital Safety & Tik-Tok’s Data Harvest

Author of ‘Design for Safety’ Eva PenzeyMoog talks designing digital products with the most vulnerable users in mind; and Jeannie Marie Paterson, Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, addresses Tik-Tok’s controversial…

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Calibrating the Eye of our Digital Beholders

The team explore the many flaws present in machine learning and AI with Monash University Department of Neuroscience’s Dr Jarrel Seah and Ines Montani from Explosion AI & Prodigy. Featuring the latest news…

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Cybercrime in China & the Possibilities of Self-tracking Devices

Author Suneel Jethani discusses his recent publication ‘The Politics and Possibilities of Self-Tracking Technology’; and Senior Criminology Lecturer at Monash University, Dr. Lennon Chang, provides some insight into the connection between cybercrime and…

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Gaming Special: Sunless Skies, Frog Detective, and Grace Bruxner

Presenters Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin present BIIT’s monthly gaming special, featuring reviews, interviews, and news for the gaming community. The team take control of some steampunk flying trains in their review of…

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Gastrointestinal Gaming & the Citizen Scientists Keeping the Net Neutral

The team talk ingestible tech and gaming with artist Zhuying Li ahead of her exhibit at RMIT’s Future U; and a chat with Professor Mark Andrejevic, from Monash University’s School of Media…

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On Becoming a Teenage IT Prodigy in Northcote and AirSticks

Otto CEO Milan Rajkovic talks about starting an IT support business in Secondary school; and instrument designer and researcher Dr Alon Ilsar talks about AirSticks. Plus the latest in tech news, with presenters…

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Older Australians Online and The Way We Pay

Swinburne lecturer in Media and Communications Dr Diana Bossio talks about new research into why 50% of older Australians want to do more on the internet, but are reluctant to take selfies and…

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Exploring Generative Landscapes and Mealmates

Indie game creator Ian MacLarty talks about capturing the wonder of exploration in his upcoming Mars First Logistics; and the team review the surreal party game Mealmates and discuss everything indie. With presenters…

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Julian Burnside QC on Julian Assange, and the Future of E-Waste

University of Swinburne Professor in Extractive Metallurgy and Metals Recycling, Akbar Rhamdhani, talks e-waste recycling; and QC Julian Burnside talks about his client Julian Assange. Also featuring all the latest tech news with…

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Emerging Technologies & their Impact on Human Rights

Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow speaks about the just-released 2021 Digital Rights Report, exploring the fairness of emerging technologies and how that could impact human rights. Also featuring the latest tech news…

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Computer Love: an Interview with Rob Brooks

What happens to our libido after our brains, evolved over eons, collide with modern technology? Deep dive into the world of artificial intimacy with author and Scientia Professor of Evolution at the University…

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The Cutting Edge of Pediatric Surgery & that Milkshake video

Technology needed to perform surgery on teeny, tiny babies is explored with Wei Xin Sue and Mubin Yousuf from Navi Medical Technologies; and a discussion with Usabilityhub.com Director of Product Milly Schmidt about…

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Gaming Special: Unreal Engines, Ekphrastic Poetry & Gemma Madaheo

Presenters Dan Morganti, Rowena Murray & Maize Wallin present our monthly gaming special; featuring the latest in gaming news, a review of roguelike RPG The Binding of Isaac, and an interview with poet…

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Using AI to predict the future of transport and ease congestion

Ricardo Garcia Rosas, the CEO of Virtetic VR Prosthetic Rehab, talks about how virtual reality can be used in the rehabilitation process for patients who have lost limbs in traumatic accidents. The team…

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Protecting Children’s Online Data From Big Tech

The team catch up with Rys Farthing, Children’s Data Policy director at Reset Australia, to talk about whether proposed privacy laws should be extended to all children under 18, which would prohibit the…

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Tech Addiction & the Ethical Dilemmas of AI

The team catch up with Dr Kim Lee, a psychiatrist specialising in technology and gaming addiction in children and adolescents, to talk about the impact of smartphone addiction on well-being, changing our behaviour…

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Using AR to Investigate Spine-tingling Crimes from 1899

The team catches up with Emma & Andy from True Crime Games to talk about their new augmented reality game, Eastern Market Murder. Delve into a world of fortune-tellers and phrenologists in this…

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Unpacking Surveillance and Intrusive Tech

The team catch up with data scientist, entrepreneur, and director of Women Who Code, Akanksha Malik to talk about her career path, and her new podcast 'Paths Uncovered'; and Dr. Xin Gu, Lecturer…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…