Rdigitalife: It’s the technology, stupid

Peter Carrescia is a venture capitalist with Omers Ventures, a firm specializing in the technology industry. Peter talks about the relationship between technology and the economy, and the "three T's" that make up

Published on: November 9th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Kanika Gupta on social change and technology

Kanika Gupta is Head Catalyst at her startup, SoJo, exploring social change, technology, and online education. If someone's got an idea, Sojo helps them find a starting point. Here, she tells us that

Published on: October 29th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Jeff Howe on Crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe is a journalist and a professor at Northeastern University. Howe coined the term crowdsourcing, authoring a book by that title. Here, he talks about how crowdsourcing on the Internet created a new

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Jesse Hirsh on the rise of new digital currencies

Jesse Hirsh is the Co-Founder of The Academy of the Impossible and President of Metaviews.ca. In talking about the rise of new digital currencies, Hirsh explains what Bitcoin is, and how it could

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Social currency – creating new value in digital age

Currency used to mean green dollars and cents, but in the networked age, that term is evolving. Social currency, peer to peer market places, digital economies - when everyone is connected online, new

Published on: October 9th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Sherry Turkle on community

Sherry Turkle, author of "Alone Together, Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" invites Ramona Pringle into her home, to talk about community, technology, and the difference between a

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Hey Neighbor! Social networking with those closest to you (literally)

Living in Manhattan, Barbara Pantuso couldn't believe how it was that she lived four inches away from the apartment next door, and yet she didn't know her neighbour. Searching for community, she started

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Clay Shirky on participatory culture

Internet guru Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus" explains that once upon a time, culture were so inherently participatory that you didn't need a special phrase to describe it.

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Robots and the artistic evolution of human life

How are robots changing the technological, social, and artistic evolution of human life? Assistant professor, actor, and robot acting coach Matthew Gray weighs in.  Matthew Gray is not your average acting teacher. Inspired by

Published on: August 10th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: The Singularity Is Near

Just how near is the Singularity? According to Ray Kurzweil robot intelligence will surpass human intelligence by the year 2045. Futurist, inventor, and author of "The Singluarity is Near" Ray Kurzweil shares his

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Is ‘robot evolution’ humanity’s next phase?

Text messages, emails, check-ins and status updates... we’re living in the era of constant connection, and when the battery dies it can feel as if life comes to a halt. Technology has permeated

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Karim Kanji