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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Julian Burnside on Wikileaks; Venessa Paech on Online Abuse of Women Journalists

Julian Burnside, QC, human rights advocate and contributing author to the new book ‘A Secret Australia’, reflects on the impacts of Wikileaks; Venessa Paech, community expert and University of Sydney academic, discusses new…

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Biggest Tech Stories of 2020

From Zoom bombing to election fraud; Hosts Vanessa Toholka, Paul Kellahan, Dan Morganti & Warren Davies look back over 2020’s greatest tech news in chronological order, and review gift ideas for geeks. 

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Can freedom of speech laws be applied to coding?

Special guest Rob Kovacev of Norton Rose Fullbright questions whether freedom of speech can be applied to the language of computer programming. And Karen Bentley, CEO of WESNET, shares findings of how perpetrators…

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Drone Piloting & NBN

We speak to The Sizzle reporter Anthony Agius and learn about the big trends in renewable energy and where Australia is at with the NBN rollout. Then, Joseph McMahon, Program Director at Suas…

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Collaborating with AI & Big Sur Privacy Issues

We explore how AI and ideas come together with Dave King, founder and CEO of machine intelligence company Move 37; and we speak to Lucie Krahulcova from Digital Rights Watch about the kerfuffle…

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Spams, Scams, and The Lab Network

Nicola Nye, Chief of Staff at FastMail, explores the rise of spam and scams in the time of COVID; and Stefan Schutt and Alan Morgan from The Lab Network, talk about the technology…

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Brain-Machine Interaction and The End of the World

Tali Faulkner, director of Origame Digital, talks about Umurangi Generation, a photography-based game where users create beautiful portraits of the end of the world; and Tan Le, former Young Australian of the Year…

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Online Learning & The Tertiary Sector

Dr Matthew Butler, Deputy Dean of Education at Monash University, explores tertiary education as it intersects with technology in the unusual year that has been 2020; and Monash lecturer Dr Emily van der…

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Australian Cyber Week & the National Missing Persons Hackathon

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price talks about what’s been going on during National Cyber Week; and we speak to National Node Manager and founder of the Australian Cyber Week’s National Missing Persons Hackathon, Lynda…

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Get Online Week & Exit Interviews

Good Things Foundation's Jess Wilson tells us about Get Online Week, a campaign to support the 2.5 million Australians who are not online; and we speak to Noon van der Silk and Gala…

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Digital Rights Update & Moving Australian Schools Online

Digital Rights Watch Programme and Partnerships Director Lucie Krahulcova discusses new measures to secure our metadata; and Associate Professor Therese Keane of Swinburne University explains the mammoth task of moving Australian education online…

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How to Decode Reality & Rig an Election

The director of RMIT's Centre for Cyber Security, Research and Innovation, Professor Matt Warren, discusses the cyber threats facing the upcoming US election; and artist and game designer Dr Troy Innocent investigates code…

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Digital Mischief-Makers

Journalist Johanna Leggatt unpacks the unique harassment faced by women on Twitter; and ‘Code name Alex’ shares details of his career as a hacker. With presenters Warren Davies, Ro Murray and Dan Salmon.