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Tech for Good Live

Emotional Donors

  • S19E4
  • 32:19
  • August 16th 2023

Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. A podcast about tech being used for good, but also how it’s being used for bad and how that needs to stop, please and thank you. 

In this episode we are talking about charity donation trends, online identity and Billion Dollar Barbie. 

Joining host Bex are Tech For Good Live team members, Greg Aston, Tom Passmore and Paul Jakubowski

Our special guest to talk about this week's news items is Rachel Pattinson from Open Lab at Newcastle University, which is a world-leading research group in interaction design and ubiquitous computing.

Join us for the next episode where we talk to Rachel in more detail about all things uni, research, academia and using tech for social good.

Good story of the week:

A good mood might be the key to donations:

People who donate to charity seem to have one thing in common - Quartz 

Bad news story of the week:

Online identity and tokenisation is picking up interest in tech again. But are the tech bros the right people to solve digital identity?

Kenya suspends Sam Altman’s eyeball-scanning crypto project - The Verge 

Are you ready to have your identity tokenized? - Quartz 

And finally:

Greta Gerwig is first female director $1 billion at the box office:

Greta Gerwig becomes the first female director to make $1billion at the box office - Far Out


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