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Interchange – Drones at Liberty: Part Two


Part 2 of Drones at Liberty: Our conversation continues to explore the meaning of drones–drones as instruments of war and policing, drones in the public imaginary, drones as extensions of state and/or human will–all topics under examination at the recent IU Symposium on Drone Warfare. All technologies are transgressive. It seems to me that normalization is the issue. Spying technologies …

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Out of Africa: The Prequels to Humanity

On Friday May 2nd Dr. David Lordkipanidze gave a presentation on some recent discoveries in the field pre-human history and bio-anthropology. The speaker takes us to Dminisi in the Republic of Georgia to the earliest hominid settlement outside of Africa. This site has been a treasure trove for anthro-biologists not just because it shows the behavior of its pre-human denizens, …

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Science on a Sphere is Here!

Science on a Sphere, a project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, has arrived on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. This makes IU one of only four universities in the country to have the resource. The sphere is housed in the university’s new Cyber-Infrastructure Building, and its unique effects are being used by everyone from data-research students to digital artists. …

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Bloomington Telecomm Council Working to Fund Visit from Net Neutrality Scholar Susan Crawford

The Bloomington Telecommunications Council continued its discussions Dec. 3 about bringing telecommunications scholar Susan Crawford to Bloomington. The council has encountered issues getting funding for the visit, and last month it requested $5,500 dollars from the city Board of Public Works. New Council member Jo Throckmorton asked another member, Duane Busick, why the Council would push for the visit from …

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Bloomington Beware! – Ransomeware

It’s doubled in the last three months: computers, and now smartphones, are being hijacked by very dangerous malware. Here’s what to watch out for, and how to prevent what could be a huge disaster.

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