The glass ceiling didn´t break in 2016, but this year we see more women voted into the House. How important is this?
And what about all the people who have been shamed? It takes time to mobilize people who have been shamed, Erika points out looking ahead to the 2020-election and how the Democrats can win.
Looking ahead our guests think Trump has a pretty good chance in 2020. What do you think?
We have some exciting guests from abroad joining us for this week’s podcast. Assistant Professor at OsloMet George Anthony Giannoumis, originally from the U.S., and Daria Krivonos, originally from Russia, are passionate about technology and usability. During our conversation, they tell us how we can harness the power of Bluetooth on our smartphones. They also enlighten us on how beacons can be used as a tool for indoor navigation to help people with visual impairments (and those of us with little or no sense of direction!) find their way around. Our guests go on to tell us how beacons can provide us with information about our surroundings – and even help students show up to class more prepared.
Since 2016, for the first time in human history, the world’s older persons population (65+) is larger then the childrens population (0-5). This important demographic trend is accompanied by another unprecedented fact: Since 2007 more people are living in cities then in rural areas. How does this affect us?
In this podcast episode, we have a talk with PhD Candidate Gustavo Sugahara about population aging and It’s implications to a city like Oslo. Gustavo´s main research interest is the relations between population aging and economics.
You have probably heard about the term «Internet of things», or IoT. It is all about connecting devices, vehicles, buildings and other items to the internet. Some call it «the infrastructure of the information society». Associate Professor in Computer Science, Stefano Nichele, is researching and teaching on this big topic. In this podcast episode he explains Internet of things, how it is used and how it can change our daily life. We also talk about the security issue when everything goes digital.
Stefanos webpage – http://www.nichele.eu/
To very relevant master degrees:
Here is a film from a IoT Student conference at HiOA: http://film.oslomet.no/secret/16469247/501eda81109e9a7c8b3cb6c4ae60c29f
And a scientific paper on Internet of things: https://www.vs.inf.ethz.ch/publ/papers/Internet-of-things.pdf
Here are two short videos with our students:
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Tror amerikanere fortsatt på The American Dream? og hvordan opplever folk å ikke lykkes, ikke være en del av middelklassen? Har USA et velferdssystem som kan hjelpe de som ikke realiserte drømmen?