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Raising a Bump on Flat Screens

September 6th, 2016

Episode 106 of 112 episodes

Computer scientist Matt Jones looks into the future of screen technology. He and his team have been exploring displays that mutate to create virtual 3D controls. Greek Law Spot The unprecedented and ongoing Greek economic crisis has left many ordinary Greek citizens deeply affected - without a job, livelihood or home. Laws and crucial pieces of regulations are changing almost on a weekly basis and are making people’s lives even more difficult and uncertain. A new start-up initiative Lawspot has established itself as Greece’s first open online platform to provide its citizens with free and direct access to the law and help them follow and understand what exactly is going on. Snezana Curcic reports from Athens. The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken is a pioneering cyberpsychologist who attempts to explain how human behaviour changes online. She discusses our online lives in her new book, The Cyber Effect. Brighton Digital Festival Bill Thompson reports from the opening of the Brighton Digital Festival. The highlights include an interview with a “cyborg” who is connected with hardware and software to help her manage her chronic pain. (Photo caption: A group of people sitting down using their smartphones Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images) Producer: Colin Grant