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Drones for Good

February 9th, 2016

Episode 74 of 152 episodes

Drones for Good is an annual competition to find and reward developers who use drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) for the good of humanity. Colin Grant talks to Patrick Meier, from WeRobotics and one of the judges of the Drones for Good finalists. Video Game to Combat Domestic Abuse An interactive, role-playing computer game is being designed to help people who suffer domestic abuse in Grenada and Barbados. It is often claimed that computer games encourage violence. But now a major project is being launched in the Eastern Caribbean aimed at achieving the opposite, by helping to reduce levels of domestic violence. Click talks to professor Adele Jones about the forthcoming evidence-based research and how the project will evolve. The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call for Herman Wallace The Deeper They Bury Me is an award-winning interactive documentary that tells the story of a man who spent 40 years in solitary confinement in a jail in the USA. Click talks to the director, Angad Bhalla. The documentary film is based on telephone interviews that Bhalla conducted with Herman Wallace. In the interaction, the user appear to be making and receiving the phone calls. Electronic Superhighway (Part Two) Lauren Hutchinson talks to Manfred Mohr, often hailed as the godfather of digital art, about his pioneering work displayed at the Electronic Superhighway exhibition at London’s Whitechapel gallery and at a solo show, Artificiata II at London's Carroll-Fletcher gallery. (Photo: WeRobotics demonstrating a UAV to children WeRobotics) Producer: Colin Grant

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