Dan, Mike, and Brandon explore the story of Torobo-kun, a robot designed to take tests to gain entry into Todai University in Japan. The squad digs into the rich narrative of a robot designed to pass a test that very nearly reached its goal, before pivoting to industrial use. Beyond Torobo's story (and related screenplay ideas), the team dives into the research of Noriko Arai and how we're using AI research to gain insight into the complex relationship between human cognition and machine learning.
Dan, Mike, & Brandon tackle talk about influencers in the classroom. Are there ethical boundaries being crossed? Can educators work as ed tech influencers in their classrooms without raising ethical considerations? What do state attorneys general have to say? Listen in to find out.
Dan, Brandon, & Mike discuss one of their favorite topics, the Gartner Hype Cycle. What's new to the curve? Can Augmented Reality climb out of the trough of disillusionment? What exactly is 4-d printing? All that and more on this week's trending in education.
Brandon, Mike, and Dan look back at the first year of Trending In Education. What were their favorite shows? What topics stood out? Where do they see the show going in the next year? Tune in to look back and forward with the TiE crew.
Mike & Brandon break down the final GoT episode of Season 7. What comes next for those in the North awaiting the White Walkers? Can Daeneyrs & Jon move forward with their, umm, partnership in light of the final scenes of the episode? What does blue fire look like on screen? All that and more in this breakdown!
Brandon and Mike dig into the emerging media platform that is podcasting. Mike recaps the trends and themes he encountered at the Podcast Movement conference he attended in Anaheim. Long form, short form, highly produced, or live-to-tape, podcasting has multiple ways to pull you in. How will the medium evolve and how should we understand its implications on learning? Listen up to learn more.
Mike breaks down Beyond the Wall, the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, with help from Robin his special guest and GoT "viewing partner." While we agree that the entertainment value of recent episodes has been high, the two explore whether we're witnessing GoT "jump the shark" as we hurtle towards the completion of the first half of season 7.
Mike and Brandon are reunited with Dan and it feels so good. We go deep on Facebook Watch and what Mark Zuckerberg has described as the "megatrend" towards video. We take a critical look as some of the initial programming ideas that have been released and we speculate on what Zuck and team have in store for us. Is Facebook Watch just the "tip of the Zuckerberg?" Tune in to find out.
Mike, Brandon, and Dan breakdown Eastwatch, the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. An episode focused on plot exposition and setting things in motion for the final two shows of the season. Jon and team plan to go north of the wall and bring back what?!?! Cersei continues to play the game of thrones while awaiting Daenerys advances.
Mike sits down with Rohit Bhargava, Best-Selling Author and founder of the Non-Obvious Company to discuss 2017 Trends and the process he uses to identify and curate trends. We dig into Fierce Femininity, Desperate Detox, and other new and emerging trends as we look ahead towards 2018 trend-spotting and beyond.