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Tagged with “speech” (5) activity chart

  1. The Net Delusion: Does free information mean free people?

    At the start of the twenty-first century we were promised that the internet would liberate the world. We could come together as never before, and from Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ to Facebook ‘activism’, technological innovation would spread democracy to oppressed peoples everywhere. We couldn’t have been more wrong. Morozov destroys this myth, arguing that ‘internet freedom’ is an illusion, and that technology has failed to help protect people’s rights. Not only that – in many cases the internet is actually helping authoritarian regimes. From China to Russia to Iran, oppressive governments are using cyberspace to stifle dissent: planting clandestine propaganda, employing sophisticated digital censorship and using online surveillance. We are all being manipulated in more subtle ways too – becoming pacified by the net, instead of truly engaging. This event marks the publication of Evgeny Morozov’s new book The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate The World.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 3 years ago

  2. Oliver Sacks

    Neurologist Oliver Sacks tells stories of people who manage to navigate the world and communicate, despite losing what many consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the ability to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and to see. In The Mind’s Eye he considers the fundamental questions: How do we see? How do we think?

    http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2010/oct/27/oliver-sacks/

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 3 years ago

  3. Radiolab: Words

    http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2010/09/10

    It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour of Radiolab, we try to do just that. We speak to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 3 years ago

  4. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate: Please Explain - How We Read

    If it comes to you easily, being able to read is easy to take for granted. But reading is an extraordinarily complex process, one that researchers are still working to understand fully. On today’s Please Explain we look at the science of reading. Dr. Sally E. Shaywitz and Dr. Bennett A. Shaywitz are professors in Learning Development at the Yale University School of Medicine and Co-Directors of the Yale Center for Learning.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 5 years ago

  5. Bill Byrne: Speech UIs for Mobile Applications

    The growing number of mobile applications with speech is drawing renewed interest in a series of interesting and challenging UI puzzles.

    In this talk, Googler Bill Byrne gives a brief overview of the various Google projects that involve speech. He also describes his work on the design and research of mobile apps with speech.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 5 years ago