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Chad Leaman

Director of Development, Neil Squire Society in Burnaby

Geeks for Good

PRESENTED ON JAN 24, 2013
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 1

Chad Leaman tells us how modern conveniences, unconventional user interfaces, and unique innovations have been used in the past and present to help people with disabilities carry on with their lives. He looks to the future of these applications, and urges people to help in whatever way they can.

 "Presentation of the Day" on May 30, 2013.
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Tangible Interfaces

BY CARLOS VELASQUEZ
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Our interaction with technology these days primarily involves touch displays, keyboards, and mice. We spend hours manipulating these tools, and getting results/output via a glowing LCD screen. While interaction designer Carlos Velasquez believes computers aren't going anywhere, he has the unique thought that they will eventually serve their purpose as a tool that involves more tangible interaction and response. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 3, 2014.

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Hidden Interfaces

BY ANDREAS KÜNZ
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 27, 2014

Andreas Künz and Walter Ritter are both working at the research center of the University of Applied Sciences in Vorarlberg (FHV). They are presenting examples of hidden interfaces developed by students and them selfs. They always try to focus on the human needs by developing technical support.

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Passions: the good, the bad and the not so wise

BY THOMAS TEIGE
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Passions in life, we all have them. Thomas takes us on a journey through his - the good, the bad and the not such a good idea to pursue ones.

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A Good Surprise

BY MELISSA HARRIS
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Eric Lomonaco loves a good surprise.  Many of these surprises involve his wife, Melissa Harris.

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What is the History of Technology and Why Is It Important?

BY JONATHAN COOPERSMITH
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Presenter Jonathan Coopersmith, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, talks about the progression of technology and its uses- good, bad, or ugly.

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The History of Telling Good Stories

BY JAIME GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Storytelling is what makes us human. Jaime Gutierrez explores the methods we use to tell stories and provides examples of great storytellers throughout history.

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Good for you, good for the planet

BY ALESSANDRO RUGGERI
@ VOL 29 ON DEC 06, 2016

Alessandro Ruggeri, R&D Manager at Barilla, explains more about Barilla's "Good for You, Good for the Planet" strategy. With 5 research centers worldwide Barilla actively explores how it, as a global food actor, can change the way business is done in the food sector.

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Leadership - The Good, The Bad, The Disasters.

BY SCOTT DAVIS
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 26, 2017

Throughout history leaders have risen in times of crisis. Leading, inspiring, they can move nations.  However this isn't always the case as this presentation by Scott Davis explores.

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How to do good better

BY KATHERINE ROBERTSON
@ VOL 17 ON AUG 30, 2017

Katherine Robertson inspired us to do good not only in our lives but spoke about paying back to our communities and how this will enrich us in our lives