"Quick. If I ask you to imagine the iconic face of technological innovation, who do you think of?" Melissa Harris-Perry asked during a recent episode of her eponymous MSNBC show. The answer is probably not a young black girl, is it? To that end, Harris-Perry talked about Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, a program for young girls of color that teaches valuable tech skills, as part of her recurring "Foot Soldiers" segment. Check out the segment after the jump.
Late last week, Google representatives unveiled a significant enhancement to the company’s ubiquitous search engine. They’re calling it the “Knowledge Graph” and claiming it will support “more intelligent searching for real-world things on the internet”. And while it might be a while before Australian users have access to the Knowledge Graph, the US roll-out is expected to begin in the coming days. So what is it? How does it work? And will it change the way we find information online?
by Adda Birnir
Jane Jensen's Pinkerton Road video game studio, which she runs with her husband, Robert Holmes, has launched a concept called "Community Supported Gaming." Taking a cue from Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), Jensen's CSG offers the gaming community a chance to directly support the work or a game creator. From the projetc's Kickstarter page: "Sign up as a Pinkerton Road CSG member, and you'll get all of the awesome games we produce for one year. The CSG model will help our studio survive financially so that we can make the kinds of games that YOU and WE want to play."