Tech Class

This week, we have two very interesting interviews for you.  The first is with Simon Lewis, who is a well-known tech activist and Principal of Carlow Educate Together, with some very interesting views on how technology is changing the classroom. We also chat with Sean Moynihan, who works with Alone, the organisation that supports older people and who are also doing something very interesting with tech.

 

 

UXDX – Lea Schonfelder

Last week, web designers, developers and user experience experts came to Dublin for UXDX. Among the speakers was Lea Schonfelder, one of the designers of ‘Monument Valley 2’, which has made $14 million in 2 years and even featured in House of Cards.

What’s interesting about the game is that it came about by accident, when some developers applied the principles of user experience in web design, to mobile gaming.

Niall Kitson sat down with Lea to talk about the game’s appeal and the development process behind it.

 

Cyborgs

This week we have an amazing chat for you with one of Ireland’s leaders on the topic of cyborgs.

Shane Patrick McNamee is an independent researcher, policy analyst within the Irish Civil Service and blogger, at ‘The Undiciplined’ dot com. His area of interest is looking at our new world of virtual and augmented reality, robots and cyborgs and wonders where all these new powerful technologies sit within the law.

 

GM of Dell – Aisling Keegan

A new report by the Institute for the Future for Dell Technologies, has painted an interesting picture of that our lives will be like in 2030. If all goes to plan, automation will replace humans in manufacturing, many of the biggest companies in the world won’t be around and almost half the population won’t have a steady employer. Is this all good news?

This week Niall Kitson met up with Dell EMC VP and General Manager for Ireland Aisling Keegan to talk about this vision of the future and some of the big changes that have happened internally for the company over the past year.