Here are some of the segments I have made for New Game Plus on Channel 31 in Melbourne. I provide serious content about the internet, censorship and trends that are shaping our on-line world.
You know your data gets collected and sold, but we bet you don't know what that really means.
Our web developer Dermie has been working with the Graph API and Facebook Connect since 2010. Now he's going to show you what kind of data Facebook actually makes available through its APIs and what the dangers really are.
How do you use the internet when it's full of trolls, Tweeting the wrong thing could get you in trouble, and there is always somebody who wants an argument? Dermie, Meg and Jason give some practical tips about how to survive and stay sane.
It's been an interesting time at YouTube, with controversial changes regarding partnerships and ad policies, and much more. Gerard sites down with Jason & Jack to discuss these changes and what they could mean for the future of content creation.
It's been an interesting time as major corporations are pushing the boundaries of what's considered acceptable. How far is too far?
(Sorry about the audio drop at about 12 and a half minutes in. We filmed this in two parts.)
Peter Boghossian talks to New Game Plus about how his new app Atheos can help us have civil conversations about religion and entrenched beliefs. We also discuss the rise of Trump, Pauline Hansen, the Regressive Left, Horseshoe Theory, being offended and why it doesn't help, religious dogma, Islam, tribal behaviour online, and imparting the gift of doubt.
The second vid in our Srs Bsnss series, we speak with Fiona Patten about censorship, privacy, internet filters, Twitter, harassment, R18+, mature games, on-line relationships, education and more.
For the first Serious Business segment of 2016, Gerard speaks to Homelessness Networker Andrew Edgar about domestic violence, online threats and harassment.
Where is the line between free speech and causing offense? In a wide-ranging interview, Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson shares his thoughts about freedom of speech, offense, Twitter, online boycotts, Charlie Hebdo, the risk of driving hate speech underground, society working out acceptable standards for technology... and his love of games!
Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare talks to New Game Plus about the the NBN, business and the digital economy, challenges to Australia due to technology, community TV and his old Commodore 64.
The future is in STEM fields. Unskilled jobs in Australia are disappearing. Jason tells us how Labor plans to introduce coding into the school curriculum.
We also compare Australia's NBN plans to New Zealand and it's not good news.
The first vid in our Srs Bsnss series, we speak with Western Australian Green Senator Scott Ludlam about the government's controversial data retention legislation.
Serious Business talks to trademark and IP lawyer Victor Ng about copyright in games and things to look out for if you are planning to make one.