technology

4:51pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Technology

Teens digitally detox


Hundreds of students at Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco are taking part in a nationwide Tech Timeout, challenging students to unplug from digital devices for 72 hours. The private school is laced with technology: more than 700 students from fifth to 12th grade received an iPad in 2013 and most assignments are done digitally, through apps or Google docs. But now they want to teach kids the value of unplugging.

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11:16am

Wed February 18, 2015
Technology

San Francisco seniors cross the digital divide

Computer students John Ryland and Mary Bartholomew at 30th Street Senior Center
Jen Chien

Mary Bartholomew is a senior citizen. A couple years ago, she didn’t know much about computers, or how to use the internet. And one day she found herself in a bit of a pickle.

“I was trying to find somebody that had asked me years ago for some pictures. Very special pictures,” says Bartholomew.

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8:20am

Fri February 13, 2015
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: What's different about online activism?

Whether it's making donations and signing petitions online, or using social media to highlight political causes, cyber-activism has never been easier. With a few clicks, we can make our voices heard around the globe. But who's listening, and is anything actually changing? Does cyber-activism mobilize real-world action on the ground, or does it reduce political engagement to simple mouse-clicking and ultimately threaten the subversive nature of change?

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9:43am

Wed February 11, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Inside Hacienda
Larry Zhou

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

LGBT Community Holds "Die In" For SF Transgender Woman Killed in Stabbing // NBC Bay Area

"Hundreds of people came out Tuesday and staged a die-in in front of San Francisco City Hall to honor all those transgender people who have died violent deaths.

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6:45am

Wed February 4, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/4/2015

Sandip Roy: Call Your Mother!

Sandip Roy tries to call his mother, but it proves to be more challenging than one would expect.  

Sandip Roy is currently on tour promoting his debut novel, "Don't Let Him Know" published by Bloomsbury.

Hear him read in the bay area this week:

Wed. Feb. 4 at 7:30pm. Kepler's - 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA

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