Technology

  • True crime, but make it moral

    Girl, You Haven’t Heard?? is a multifaceted true-crime and Black-history project from creator Jayda Hope. It includes a podcast, YouTube videos and a Patreon.

  • Winnipeg Twitter hates itself

    What are the rules of creating humour from Winnipeg? A tweet from the account @MasonDRM sums it up nicely: “You are only allowed to make fun of Winnipeg if you are from Winnipeg, anybody else & we’ll fight you & steal your bike.”

  • Freedom of information at risk with Bill 49

    Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been roundly criticized by the opposition, local news media and community activists alike. But beyond the pandemic response itself, Pallister’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government has also been accused of using the pandemic as cover to push through anti-democratic legislation.

  • Winnipeg’s Twitch community hop back online

    ‘Fantastic’ and ‘supportive’ streaming community stays strong during COVID

  • Protest, Activism, Whimsy and Self-Care

    University of Manitoba’s School of Art presents exhibit within Animal Crossing

  • Bringing the polls to the people

    New polling software doubles as market-research tool and social app

  • Privacy in the age of COVID-19

    A balancing act for universities and other institutions

  • The antisocial dilemma

    Social media algorithms aren’t mysterious, scheming voices instructing us to do this or that. They aren’t telling us anything new or introducing brand-new behaviours or ideas from scratch.

  • Virtually yours

    The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, like many summer festivals, is moving online to help protect Winnipeggers from COVID-19. But unlike many other fests, Fringe will be free for all.

  • The festival circuit

    Despite the cancellation of many Manitoban summer festivals, Gimli Film Festival (GFF) will still go ahead online.

  • Merging mindsets

    The digital and creative arts are merging.

  • Journalist Jacques Marcoux to give talk on campus

    On Jan. 29 from 12:20 to 2:30 p.m., the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Centre for Access to Information and Justice (CAIJ) is hosting CBC journalist Jacques Marcoux, who will talk about “data science in Canadian newsrooms.”

  • Welcome to the gamer’s den

    For many gamers, it’s important to have a space to settle down and get comfortable before diving headfirst into a video game. Ryland Bird has just that space.

  • Social games for social good

    On Nov. 2, two fundraisers for children’s charities will happen with very different types of activities at their centres: Lee-Ann’s 5th Annual Pool Tournament to benefit Snowflake Place children’s advocacy centre and the Extra-Life Charity Marathon (a worldwide gaming marathon fundraiser for local children’s charities), in which Ctrl V Virtual Reality (VR) will take part.

  • Arts briefs

    Real Love Halloween // Mystery Slunt Theatre 3000 // Gimme Some Truth: Freedom Road Full Gestures // Jordan Stranger at aceartinc // Apps and more!

  • Analog art’s not dead?

    With the increase in quality and affordability of digital media, many people working in film and music have pivoted away from physical media, opting to photograph or record digitally and to release through online streaming services. But analog art isn’t dead yet. 

  • Rewriting the code

    Recent allegations of harassment and abuse in the gaming industry raise questions about how this reflects on Winnipeg’s local gaming industry and culture.

  • Automation gets checked out

    Some retail stores are fulfilling requests from patrons that demand an easier shopping experience.

  • Mining the craft

    Major Canadian software developer Ubisoft, the company behind hits like the Assassin’s Creed franchise, recently opened an office in Winnipeg. 

  • The fight for safety under censorship

    Since its advent, the internet has been a key resource for keeping sex workers safe, a venue for hearing their opinions on policy and a tool for making money.

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