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Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opinionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more. The Byte Into IT family includes: - Dan Salmon - Jo Eaton - Laura Summers - Maize Wallin - Paul Callaghan - Rowena Murray - Daniel Morganti - Vanessa Toholka (Byte co-producer) - Warren Davies (Byte co-producer) - Elizabeth McCarthy (RRR Talks producer) The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusio ...
 
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Hosts Jo Eaton and Vanessa Taholka talk to Chandni Gupta, Policy and Program Director at the Consumer Policy Research Centre, about a recently released report outlining the ways in which Australians have been negatively impacted by harmful online design features called 'dark patterns'. Chandni explains how dark patterns are deceptive designs rangin…
 
Hosts Paul Callaghan and Dan Salmon speak with Zoë Condliffe, data activist, gender advocate researcher and founder of She's A Crowd - a feminist tech startup that aims to close the gender data gap and generate a geospatial data set for the prevention of gender based violence; and Dr Emily van der Nagel, social media lecturer at Monash University, …
 
Despite achieving critical acclaim, The Last of Us Part II attracted heated debate and was "review bombed" when it was released in 2020. Presenter Dan Morganti gives the third-person action game an honest review, post-controversy; and Siddhartha Barnhoorn, prolific video game music composer, takes presenter Maize Wallin through the creative approac…
 
Hosts Vanessa Toholka, Lily Ryan and David Nichols speak with Associate Professor Andrew Perfors from the University of Melbourne about how we can identify and navigate misinformation; and James Clark, Executive Director of Digital Rights Watch, gives a post-election rundown on what the change of government means for tech policy and digital rights.…
 
Presenters Warren Davies and Dan Salmon speak with Kath Albury, Media Professor from Swinburne University, about crushedbutokay.org.au, an initiative to help young people cope with rejection online; and RMIT's Robbie Coleman talks about the latest in NFT news, from where they came from to where they could be going. Plus tech news from around the gl…
 
Presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton and Lily Ryan discuss the leaked internal report from Facebook engineers admitting their lack of control over how user-generated data is used; and Vidya Rajan, one half of the comedy duo Nemeses, chats about moderating the crypto-ethics roundtable happening as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week. Plus, tech news he…
 
Maize and Dan return with their monthly games special. We hear about a couple of free, browser based games they've uncovered, Narrow One, and Titanic II - Orchestra for Dying at Sea, and we catch up on some game industry news including the emergence of a new game industry workers union, Games Workers Australia, plus an interview with indie game dev…
 
Hosts Rowena Murray, Warren Davies and Paul Callaghan talk to Matt Ngamurarri Heffernan from Indigital about new pathways for young Indigenous people around the country to get into technology; Sean Sands, Professor of Marketing and Department Chair at Swinbourne University unpacks the rise of AI influencers or social media. Website: https://www.rrr…
 
Presenters Dan Salmon and Vanessa Taholka interview guests Cherida Longley and Murphy Whitmore from Rail Projects Victoria, about a project in which 600,000 square metres of Melbourne’s city centre has been recreated in Minecraft, called 'Mini-Melbourne in Minecraft'; comedians Sweeney Preston & Ethan Cavanagh share their love of Microsoft PowerPoi…
 
Hosts Warren Davies, Laura Summers, and Rowena Murray discuss all things climate tech on this episode with guest Jas Moore, RRR presenter and graduate of UTAS Sustainability course, focusing on sustainable living; and Olympia Yarger, co-founder of GOTERRA talks about innovative tech in food waste management. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/…
 
Hosts Maize Wallin and Dan Morganti present the monthly gaming episode of Byte Into It. Maize reviews the game 'But You Seem Fine' by KJAM. The game is a visual novel based on one of the developer’s struggles with invisible illness; Jay and Andy from The Firepit Collective talk about HYPER//ECHO, an ACMI commission which supports an invited Austral…
 
Hosts Vanessa Taholka, Rowena Murray and Paul Callaghan chat to brothers Eden and Josh Porter about their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, 'Escape to the Megaverse'; Vanessa and Rowena discuss the the Federal Budget, the lack of investing in electric vehicles, low emissions technologies, plastic recycling and the big spending on cyber …
 
Presenters Dan Morganti, Warren Davies and Rowena Murray are joined by Professor Peter Holland, who talks about surveillance at work, particularly E-monitoring and surveillance; guests Samantha Floriani and Ruby Quail talk about creating queer spaces online. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.faceboo…
 
Dan Salmon, Laura Summers and Vanessa Taholka interview Viveka Weiley from CSIRO about data ethics and the ethics of invention; host Laura Summers puts her guest hat on to talk about an open source resource she's put on GitHub which is a risk assessment quiz about automation and machine learning. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byt…
 
Presenters Jo Eaton, Warren Davies and Lily Ryan explore how technology is playing a role in the Russia-Ukraine war and how the big tech platforms can play a more active role in policing misinformation; Dr. Caludia Sandberg from Melbourne University talks about the rise of AI and its role in our lives; and Digital Rights Watch has launched their 20…
 
Our monthly show dedicated to all things gaming with hosts Maize Wallin and Rowena Murray. A look at world-building game 'Brave Mouse Cartographer' and Australian actress Anne Charleston talks about an upcoming game she's voicing called 'Wayward Strand'. Plus, the latest in gaming news. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it …
 
Dr. Saad Mekhilef, Professor at Swinburne University, talks about the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia. Eliza Sorensen, founder of Switter, a sex worker friendly social networking site, examines the online safety of sex workers and the prejudices they face in Australia. Plus, the latest tech news, with presenters Rowe, Paul and Vanessa. Web…
 
Hosts Vanessa Toholka, Lily Ryan and Jo Eaton discuss the arrival of Melbourne's latest alternative transport option, e-scooters; and they interview Donna Benjamin from the Open Practice Library, a community driven, open-source repository for team practice that aims to help individuals, teams and entire businesses figure out the optimal ways to get…
 
Presenters Lily Ryan, Jo Eaton & Warren Davies speak to Rowan Castan, the founder of new dating app BOOP; the team discuss the latest NFT news; and they speak with StartSpace Community Lead, Aun Ngo, about StartSpace a new scholarship program for early stage business founders that the State Library of Victoria has just launched. Website: https://ww…
 
Our monthly games special with hosts Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin talking about itch.io and their favourite games on the site, followed by an interview with Michaela Ledwidge, from Mod Studio about ‘A Clever Label’, their latest interactive documentary experience. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.…
 
Presenters Laura Summers, Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon delve into the work of the University of Melbourne’s Victorian Pollen Forecast with Dr. Edwin R. Lampugnani. Plus the latest news from the many frontiers of technology and their intersection with modern life. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.…
 
Presenters Rowena Murray, Paul Callaghan and Warren Davies explore some of the new content generating technology keeping us creating during lockdown, featuring chats with Melbourne filmmaker and MIFF XR Commission recipient Ling Ang; and Corey Marie Green, Audio Engineer and author of ‘The Podcaster's Audio Handbook: A Technical Guide for Creative …
 
Presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton & Lily Ryan explore the complex relationship between the Chinese state and technology, featuring interviews with Dr Dimitrios Salampasis, Cryptocurrencies expert and Course Director of Swinburne’s Master of FinTech, and Deakin University PhD candidate Fan Yang, who researches the effects of large-scale internati…
 
Our monthly games special with hosts Dan Morganti, Maize Wallin and Lily Ryan discussing Melbourne International Games Week, and featuring an interview with Riley Neville and Noah Seymour, the creators of Australian indie video game ’Webbed’. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByte…
 
Dr Stefan Schutt chats about upcoming Games For Change Asia-Pacific virtual festival; and Monash University’s Mark Andrejevic explains what the Australian Ad Observatory Project is and why making online marketing transparent for consumers is critical for our society. Plus all the latest news in tech, gaming and development news with presenters Warr…
 
The Dark Art of Facebook Marketing Monash University Communication & Media Studies Lecturer Dr Robbie Fordyce talks about his recent research into the impact of Facebook marketing on our individual worldviews; plus, all the latest news in tech, gaming and development news with presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton and Laura Summers. Website: https:/…
 
Artists Tamara Saulwick and Alisdair Macindoe talk about their cutting-edge multimedia performance work SYSTEM_ERROR; and cybersecurity expert Ajay Unni discusses security concerns over the delivery of the government’s vaccine certificate program. Plus all the latest tech, gaming and development news with presenters Warren Davies, Dan Salmon and Ma…
 
Presenters Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin host the Byte Into It monthly gaming special, featuring an interview with Melbourne Queer Games Festival lead organiser Luke Miller and a review of PvPvE action-horror FPS Hunt: Showdown. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitte…
 
Author of ‘Design for Safety’ Eva PenzeyMoog talks designing digital products with the most vulnerable users in mind; and Jeannie Marie Paterson, Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, addresses Tik-Tok’s controversial attempt to harvest and use the biometric data of their users. With presenters Vanessa Toholka, Dan Salmon, Paul Callaghan, a…
 
The team explore the many flaws present in machine learning and AI with Monash University Department of Neuroscience’s Dr Jarrel Seah and Ines Montani from Explosion AI & Prodigy. Featuring the latest news from the intersection of science and tech from presenters Laura, Jo and Lily. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Face…
 
Author Suneel Jethani discusses his recent publication ‘The Politics and Possibilities of Self-Tracking Technology’; and Senior Criminology Lecturer at Monash University, Dr. Lennon Chang, provides some insight into the connection between cybercrime and China. Featuring all the latest in tech news, with presenters Vanessa, Jo & Dan. Website: https:…
 
Presenters Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin present BIIT’s monthly gaming special, featuring reviews, interviews, and news for the gaming community. The team take control of some steampunk flying trains in their review of Sunless Skies and interview Frog Detective creator and game designer Grace Bruxner. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/program…
 
The team talk ingestible tech and gaming with artist Zhuying Li ahead of her exhibit at RMIT’s Future U; and a chat with Professor Mark Andrejevic, from Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism, about a new collaborative research project focusing on how we use search engines. With presenters Warren Davies, Laura Summers and Dan Salm…
 
Otto CEO Milan Rajkovic talks about starting an IT support business in Secondary school; and instrument designer and researcher Dr Alon Ilsar talks about AirSticks. Plus the latest in tech news, with presenters Vanessa Toholka, Dan Morganti and Rowena Murray. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebo…
 
Swinburne lecturer in Media and Communications Dr Diana Bossio talks about new research into why 50% of older Australians want to do more on the internet, but are reluctant to take selfies and share posts on social media; and Pin Payments Founder Grant Bissett talks about the tech behind the way we pay. With presenters Warren Davies, Dan Salmon, an…
 
Indie game creator Ian MacLarty talks about capturing the wonder of exploration in his upcoming Mars First Logistics; and the team review the surreal party game Mealmates and discuss everything indie. With presenters Dan Morganti, Maize Wallin, and special guest Frankie Wallin. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook:…
 
University of Swinburne Professor in Extractive Metallurgy and Metals Recycling, Akbar Rhamdhani, talks e-waste recycling; and QC Julian Burnside talks about his client Julian Assange. Also featuring all the latest tech news with presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton and Paul Callaghan. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it F…
 
Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow speaks about the just-released 2021 Digital Rights Report, exploring the fairness of emerging technologies and how that could impact human rights. Also featuring the latest tech news with presenters Warren Davies, Dan Salmon, Maize Wallin, and Laura Summers. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/…
 
What happens to our libido after our brains, evolved over eons, collide with modern technology? Deep dive into the world of artificial intimacy with author and Scientia Professor of Evolution at the University of New South Wales Rob Brooks, as he unpacks his new book, 'Artificial Intimacy: Virtual Friends, Digital Lovers, and Algorithic Matchmakers…
 
Technology needed to perform surgery on teeny, tiny babies is explored with Wei Xin Sue and Mubin Yousuf from Navi Medical Technologies; and a discussion with Usabilityhub.com Director of Product Milly Schmidt about the Federal Government’s failed consent awareness campaign, a.k.a. ‘that Milkshake video’. With presenters Laura & Jo.…
 
Ricardo Garcia Rosas, the CEO of Virtetic VR Prosthetic Rehab, talks about how virtual reality can be used in the rehabilitation process for patients who have lost limbs in traumatic accidents. The team are also joined by Professor Majid Sarvi, director of the University of Melbourne’s Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES) to discuss h…
 
The team catch up with Rys Farthing, Children’s Data Policy director at Reset Australia, to talk about whether proposed privacy laws should be extended to all children under 18, which would prohibit the collection of a minor’s data by big tech companies such as Instagram and Tik Tok. Doing so would stop targeted advertising, and data harvesting of …
 
The team catch up with Dr Kim Lee, a psychiatrist specialising in technology and gaming addiction in children and adolescents, to talk about the impact of smartphone addiction on well-being, changing our behaviour with our smartphones, and his role as host of Are You Addicted To Technology? which is available to watch via SBS On Demand. The team al…
 
The team catches up with Emma & Andy from True Crime Games to talk about their new augmented reality game, Eastern Market Murder. Delve into a world of fortune-tellers and phrenologists in this twisted tale of murder and madness! With options to play at home, or at the actual locations in Melbourne, you can explore the crime scenes, question witnes…
 
The team catch up with data scientist, entrepreneur, and director of Women Who Code, Akanksha Malik to talk about her career path, and her new podcast 'Paths Uncovered'; and Dr. Xin Gu, Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Monash University, speaks about the social, legal, technological and health implications of living in a world where i…
 
Dr Linda Mclver joins the team to discuss the skepticism people have towards data, how it is used, and what we can learn from it. Dr Lina Mclver is the Executive Director at the Australian Data Science Education Institute and is the author of the upcoming book "Raising Heretics: How Data Science Education Can Change the World”. Also on the show is …
 
Professor Kath Albury, Co-leader of Swinburne University's Digital Inclusion Program, discusses navigating dating communications and the latest research into particular trends within dating, including the use of emojis. And Jake Goldenfein, Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School, provides a legal perspective on the implications of mishandling data…
 
Swinburne University Dean of Digital Research, Yang Xiang, explains the environmental implications of blockchain, NFTs and crypto; then, We celebrate Transgender Visibilty Day 2021 by talking with non-binary games developer Fenreliania about their contribution to gaming. Hosted by Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton and Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.o…
 
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