Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa

Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa

„My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones,“ says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her „Binti“ series and her novel „Lagoon,“ Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work — and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.

Time Travel in Fiction Rundown

Time Travel in Fiction Rundown

This video is an explanation of how time travel functions in different popular movies, books, & shows – not how it works “under the hood“, but how it causally affects the perspective of characters’ timelines (who has free will? can you change things by going back to the past or forwards into the future?). In particular, I explain Ender’s Game, Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Primer, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, Looper, the video game “Braid”, and Lifeline.

Out Of Office PowerApp Demo

Out Of Office PowerApp Demo

Demo of the Out of Office PowerApp template.

Zeynep Tufekci: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

Zeynep Tufekci: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren’t even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us — and what we can do in response.

SharePoint PnP Partner Story – eaquos – Building SharePoint Online Intranet for IDRC

SharePoint PnP Partner Story – Aequos – Building SharePoint Intranet for IDRC

In this SharePoint PnP Partner Story, we’ll have a closer look on the PnP Intranet Starter kit and how aequos built an Intranet for IDRC based on this solution. PnP Intranet Starter kit is a modern open source intranet solution for SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online.

The Enduring Legacy of Zork – MIT Technology Review

The Enduring Legacy of Zork – MIT Technology Review

Zork creator Dave Lebling created this hand-drawn map of the game’s “Great Underground Empire” in the late 1970s. The GUE, as it was known, was full of interesting things to explore, including an ancient temple, a volcano, and a wizard’s workshop.

Racial Projects in Black Box Societies

Quelle: Racial Projects in Black Box Societies – Digital Sociology at VCU – Medium

Sharing your story with SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams

Sharing your story with SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams

Yammer and Microsoft Teams were positioned together to facilitate inner and outer loop conversations. The “loops” explanation comes directly from Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. As Microsoft begins to internalise this new way to view the place of Yammer and Microsoft Teams, it became apparent to me the role of SharePoint news pages in this story telling trio. SharePoint news pages are a democratisation of storytelling for team members at all levels of an organisation.

Building Compliant Team Sites – Ignite 2017 THR2057 – YouTube

Building Compliant Team Sites – Ignite 2017

The flexibility of SharePoint is empowering to users, but it’s hard to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. Companies in highly regulated industries are starting to venture into Office 365 (usually in hybrid configurations), yet many of the approaches and third-party products for compliance are locked into on-premises farm solutions. In this session, learn how to apply OfficeDev Patterns and Practices technology to add compliance features to modern and classic SharePoint Team Sites.

The Prince Estate and Pantone Unveil Love Symbol #2

The Prince Estate and Pantone Unveil Love Symbol #2

The Prince Estate, alongside Pantone Color Institute™, the global color authority, announced today the creation of a standardized custom color to represent and honor international icon, Prince. The (naturally) purple hue, represented by his “Love Symbol #2” was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57. The color pays tribute to Prince’s indelible mark on music, art, fashion and culture.