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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 Dan Salmon and Warren Davies speak with Liam Esler from Summerfall Studios about their new interactive musical experience game, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical; Laura Crawford, Swinburne University lecturer and co-course director in Games and Interactivity, explains new academic research into the relationship between real world violence a…
 
Meena Thamarajah, CEO and founder Huey Books, an ed-tech start-up using machine learning to create a bookbot to make it fun for kids to find books they love; and our hosts are joined by Ben Pettingill to get the story behind The Field, a job hiring and seeking platform designed for and by people with disabilities to connect with inclusive employers…
 
Hosts Ro Murray, Lily Ryan and Warren Davies are joined by Shlee, maintainer of aus.social Mastodon instance, and Aurynn Shaw, maintainer of cloudisland.nz Mastodon instance, to delve deep into the differences between Mastodon and Twitter. Plus all of the latest local and global tech news. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-…
 
Our hosts Dan Morganti, Lily Ryan and Adam Christou interview Darcy Smith from Studio Folly, creator of Gubbins - a friendly puzzle game described as Solitaire meets Scrabble with a psychedelic visual component. There's also game reviews including for indie adventure game Frog Detective 3 - You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a m…
 
Our hosts Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon speak with app developer Dylan McDonnell about Foodini, the app that connects the 1 in 3 people with food intolerances and allergies with the restaurants that can cater to them; Our hosts also bring us a rundown of what's to come out of the Federal Budget for tech innovation, policies, infrastructure and wor…
 
Hosts Paul Callaghan, Laura Summers and Jo Eaton speak to Professor Nicholas Davies from The Human Technology Institute at UTS, on building Australia's capability in ethical and responsible use of AI and facial recognition technology; Dr Brett Kagan and Dr Nhi Tran from Cortical Labs explain their research developing 'DishBrain', an experimental se…
 
Hosts Dan Salmon and Rowena Murray are joined by Professor Carsten Rudolph, Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, to discuss what data breaches tell us about how we're treating out data online; Professor Sarah Pink speaks about how can we use data to improve our built environment and…
 
Presenters Vanessa Toholka and Dan Morganti bring us a Melbourne International Games Week special episode. Our hosts chat with Dan Golding, PhD, about the 2022 edition of local game-maker showcase festival, Freeplay Parallels, and ACMI senior producer Vincent Trundle discusses using videogames to enhance learning, a topic of the Teacher Summit at G…
 
Melbourne contemporary artist J. Rosenbaum talks about their show, 'AI Perceptions of Gender', on at Melbourne Fringe Festival; plus an interview with Tim Colwill from Game Workers Australia, Australia's first union for game workers, and how and why games workers wanted to unionise. With presenters Rowena Murray, Dan Salmon, and Lily Ryan. Website:…
 
Cybersecurity expert Dr Arash Shaghaghi from UNSW explores how messaging apps that don't offer end-to-end encryption means that private conversations might be accessed without your consent, and Fishburners CEO Alan Jones talks about startup communities. With presenters Vanessa Taholka and Jo Eaton. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/b…
 
Hosts Lily Ryan, Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon speak with Lucy Wark, founder CEO of sex tech startup NORMAL, a sexual wellness and sex education company on a mission to change the conversation on sexual wellness; and privacy expert and program lead at Digital Rights Watch Sam Floreani provides a digital rights roundup. Plus, all the tech news from…
 
Hosts Lily Ryan, Warren Davies and Dan Salmon talk to Professor Peter Holland from the Business School at Swinburne University about post-pandemic workplace monitoring and what companies may have done to overstep privacy boundaries. Plus, what is the next level of machine intelligence and AI? The team explore the issues around this. Website: https:…
 
Hosts Rowena Murray and Vanessa Taholka talk to Garry Williams, founder of Tractor Ventures, about community building and support for entrepreneurs. Vanessa and Ro also unpack a recent publication on O'Reilly titled The Metaverse Is Not a Place. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMB…
 
Hosts Lily Ryan, Dan Salmon and Warren Davies talk to Dr. Diana Bossio, Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Swinburne University, about Elon Musk's Twitter lawsuit; and Maria O'Sullivan, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law at Monash University, explains the realities and dangers of human and robot…
 
Hosts Maize Wallin and Dan Morganti present their monthly gaming episode of Byte Into It, reviewing the game 'Risk of Rain 2' made by Hopoo Games. And Seb Chan, Chief Experience Officer from ACMI, talks about the acquisition of the smash hit game Untitled Goose Game. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://ww…
 
Hosts Rowena Murray, Paul Callaghan, Vanessa Taholka talk to Gerard Brody, CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre about what banks could be doing to stop scams and protect their customers. Plus, Associate Professor Sam Wilson unpacks what data journalism is and what it's going to mean for credibility and integrity in journalism. Website: https://www…
 
Hosts Jo Eaton, Lily Ryan, and Rowena Murray talk to Grace Brown, co-founder of Andromeda, about The Melbourne Accelerator Program and how humanoid robots can improve lives in aged care; and translator and writer Jocelyn Deane talks about shitposting, ahead of the upcoming Melbourne Free University event 'The Tragic Art of Shitposting'. Website: ht…
 
Hosts Lily Ryan, Paul Callaghan, and Warren Davies talk to Choice Journalist Jarni Blakkarly about 'Buy Now, Pay Later' platforms, their pros and cons, and what Australian consumers can expect from them; and Spyro Kalos from Mobile Muster tells the team about the importance of recycling old mobile phones, and how to get involved in Mobile Muster's …
 
Hosts Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin bring you their monthly gaming special, including interviews with Dr. Fraser Allison from the University of Melbourne, who explains the design and UX of voice-controlled applications and video games; plus Jae Kaplan from the Anti Software Software Club talks about a new social media platform without ads or algori…
 
Hosts Vanessa Toholka, Rowena Murray, and Maize Wallin explore the serious implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court overturning of abortion rights for women, what that could mean for Australians, and what it means for tech and for privacy. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMBy…
 
Ethicist and philosopher Dr Simon Coghlan from Melbourne University to discuss sentience in artificial intelligence; and Tess O'Brien and Daniel Levi from The Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU) discuss Centrelink's point-based (PBAS) system for welfare payments, and what it means for recipients. This system will be rolling out from July 4. …
 
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 Dan Salmon, Laura Summers and Warren Davies talk to Digital Strategist, tech expert, and author Olivia Yallop about her new book 'Break the Internet: In Pursuit of Influence'; and artist Ellis Moseley tells the team about his exhibition 'The Work is not the Work' which is showing at Linden New Art gallery in St Kilda. Website: https://www.rrr…
 
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:/…
 
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