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The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

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@BBCClick

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English

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BBC World Service Bush House Strand London WC2B 4PH


Episodes

When Virtual Reality Competes With Reality

4/24/2018
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The Tribeca Film Festival is the leading AR and VR festival in the world. With VR pieces it can be difficult to tell a coherent story. These immersive films work best when they succeed in telling a narrative tale, as opposed to creating works that operate in a more game-like fashion. In the first of a special two-part series, Gareth Mitchell volunteers to have his body scanned through volumetric capture in order that his avatar might subsequently take part in a virtual environment. He also...

Duration:00:39:12

Freedom of Expression Awards

4/17/2018
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Each year Index on Censorship honours activists who have been at the forefront of tackling censorship globally. Click hears from Jodie Ginsberg about some of nominees including creators of the Museum of Dissidence in Cuba. She is joined Guy Muyembe, from Habari RDC (a collective of young Congolese bloggers), to discuss digital activism. The Tribeca Film Festival, at the cutting edge of virtual reality film-making, features a number of innovations including 360° cinema - a shared screening...

Duration:00:37:29

Bonus Podcast: Death in Ice Valley

4/16/2018
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A special preview of the new podcast Death in Ice Valley. An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century. Episode One was released on 16 April 2018 and new episodes will be released every Monday. Search for Death in Ice Valley wherever you find your podcasts.

Duration:00:03:12

Internet Health Report

4/10/2018
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Mozilla’s annual Internet Health Report is a detailed overview, reflecting its volunteers’ research into internet shutdowns, net neutrality, corporate dominance and online misinformation. Click talks to the author of the report, Solana Larsen. Estonia is a digital nation, where very many things are online. With the swipe of a government issued ID card, citizens can track their child’s progress in school, pick up prescriptions for their parents and even complete their tax returns in around...

Duration:00:41:59

A Holocaust Survivor’s Digital Doppelgänger

4/3/2018
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Eva Schloss’s story of surviving the Holocaust has now been preserved through an interactive exhibition. Schloss recounted the facts of her survival to over a hundred video cameras, which photographed her from all angles, and logged her patient answers. The recordings were used to develop an artificial Eva Schloss, housed inside a screen. Click’s Lauren Hutchinson’s report includes an interview with Eva Schloss. Researchers are exploring the ways in which smart speakers can be used to...

Duration:00:38:27

3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs for Injured Refugees

3/27/2018
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3D printed prosthetic limbs are helping a Jordanian hospital treat Syrian war refugees. Click talks to Safa Herfat from MSF about replicating the project elsewhere. Steven Soderbergh’s latest film Unsane was shot entirely on a smart phone. Whilst Sean Baker’s Tangerine was similarly shot cheaply, Soderbergh’s use of the phone was for aesthetic reasons. Click hears from Soderbergh about his innovative smartphone use and what makes it superior to 35mm film. As computing dissolves into the...

Duration:00:38:39

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