Technology

Coding should be available in classrooms, not compulsory

Over the past few decades, coding has gone from an obscure skill to one of the most marketable abilities someone can have their resume. In an increasingly tech driven world, coding can and will...Continue...

Social media and academics don’t mix

Although it’s important to maintain a healthy balance of our social and academic lives, students too often fail to draw a defining line between the two.Continue...

The Sims and stress relief

If you were a computer-room-dwelling kid during the early 2000s, you likely ran into some incarnation of The Sims franchise. The game series is one of the most successful simulated reality franchises ever made, winning accolades from every avenue possible.Continue...

Exploring virtual worlds

I stood on an asteroid, visited a Nazi-era prison and got to be Pac-Man, all in just one day at the Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts.Continue...

Queen’s unveils renewed nano-tech labratory

A short drive north of campus, Queen’s Innovation Park houses facilities for research and development. On Jan. 19, in a media-focused tour, they revealed a revamp and rebrand for their nano-technology lab.Continue...

Face-to-face learning doesn't need replacing

It’s easy to get distracted by fancy gadgets and the convenience of online resources, but face-to-face learning is more effective.Continue...

Banning electronics doesn’t guarantee engagement

If a student is so easily distracted by their phones or laptops in class, maybe the change should be in the teaching, not the electronics.Continue...

A picture's worth more than 1,000 likes

Like most people in their early twenties, I’m addicted to my technology.Continue...

Alternate realities can’t become permanent realities

Hyper-realistic technology has the potential to change the idea of reality as we know it, but not without a cost to the physical world.Continue...

On the bending edge of innovation

The Human Media Lab (HML) at Queen’s University has gone viral on YouTube once again with 800,000 views on a video of the first flexible, wireless, full-colour and high-resolution smartphone.Continue...

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