Tag Archives: Humans

30Jan/23

Epson and Designer Yuima Nakazato Show a Glimpse of a More Sustainable Future for Fashion

Epson has partnered with renowned Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato and his eponymous YUIMA NAKAZATO brand at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring – Summer 2023 to unveil creations that are both stunning and sustainable. In addition to utilising Epson’s digital textile printing to reproduce his unique and creative worldview, YUIMA NAKAZATO realised some of its creations with the help of a new, more sustainable and potentially industry-transforming textile production process. Continue reading

30Jan/23

Deep Fake Neighbour Wars: ITV’s comedy shows how AI can transform popular culture

Dominic Lees, University of Reading

ITVX’s Deep Fake Neighbour Wars is the breakthrough in television’s use of artificial intelligence that experts in the cultural use of deepfakes like myself have been waiting for.

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09Jan/23

This Week in Transportation News: 11 Stories You Need to See

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the auto and transportation industries stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed. Continue reading

21Dec/22

Christmas films: there might be some truth to stories about hometown romances, according to research

Viren Swami, Anglia Ruskin University

The festive season seems to be a good time for love, or so many Christmas films would have us believe. One incredibly popular trope is “the return” – where the main character, usually with a successful career in the city, returns to their hometown for the festive period.

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09Dec/22

MasterClass Announces Naomi Campbell to Teach How to Take on Modeling and Life With Confidence

MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell will teach a class on modeling fundamentals. In her class, she will give members insight into the misconceptions of the modeling industry, share advice on how to handle rejection and give an inside look on how she is working to make fashion and modeling more inclusive. The class is available now exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 180+ instructors with an annual membership. Continue reading

08Sep/22

Digital nomads have rejected the office and now want to replace the nation state. But there is a darker side to this quest for global freedom

Dave Cook, UCL

A ‘network state’ is ideologically aligned but geographically decentralised. The people are spread around the world in clusters of varying size, but their hearts are in one place.

In June 2022 Balaji Srinivasan, former chief technology officer of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange, published an ebook entitled The Network State: How To Start a New Country. It is the latest in a flurry of utopian visions by self-styled digital visionaries, crypto believers and web 3.0 evangelists who are lining up to declare the death of the traditional concept of countries and nationhood.

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01Sep/22

South African tech entrepreneurs tackle digital divide in townships

  • Tech education taken to South Africa’s townships
  • WiFi access and apps could boost informal economy
  • But technology alone is not the answer, experts warn

By Kim Harrisberg

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Moss Marakalala was 11 when he first used a laptop at an after-school programme in Johannesburg, sparking an interest in technology that inspired him to provide young people like himself from South African townships with digital education. Continue reading

23Aug/22

Workplace romance: four questions to ask yourself before dating someone from the office

Chantal Gautier, University of Westminster

In the digital age, online dating and swiping right are the status quo for romance. Practically gone are the days of meeting “the one” in a pub. But what about flirting by the water cooler or over Zoom? The consensual office relationship has been both a romance trope and a taboo for decades.

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11Aug/22

Issey Miyake – a conceptual fashion designer for the many

Noorin Khamisani, University of Portsmouth

Designer Issey Miyake has died aged 84, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion world. He was celebrated for clothing that responded to the body in movement and which was conceptual in design but also completely appropriate for the everyday. His garments were often based on simple geometric shapes made in finely pleated fabrics that resulted in new and unexpected silhouettes.

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01Aug/22

Three ways to tackle the ‘Sunday scaries’, the anxiety and dread many people feel at the end of the weekend

Jolanta Burke, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sunday is often a chance to catch up with friends, lost sleep, and recover from last night’s hangover. But for many of us, by the time Sunday afternoon rolls around, a feeling of intense anxiety and dread sets in – often referred to as the “Sunday scaries”.

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