Monthly Archives: September 2015

Status anxiety: should academics be using social media?

Status anxiety: should academics be using social media?

Social media for self-promotion contributes to the pressures of “fast academia”. Tom At first glance, academia and social media might not appear to have an obvious connection. Social media use tends to be viewed as frivolous or as an activity undertaken for purely personal reasons, such as keeping in […]

How wearable technology is changing the lives of disabled people

How wearable technology is changing the lives of disabled people

Yvonne Felix has had vision problems since she was four years old. At age seven, she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease – a form of juvenile macular degeneration – after being hit by a car. For much of her life, Ms. Felix, now 34, has lived with a blind […]

Two years ago, she was approached by eSight, a Toronto-based startup that makes electronic glasses for people with low vision. She doubted the device could do anything for her, but within seconds, she was proven wrong.  […]