Putting Dread on the Table

Staff writer Cormac Dineen reflects on the dire implications of one of humanity’s most innate principles: the care of the next generation. It’s unprecedented. The Earth now unwittingly plays host to some post-ape species who have learned how to utilise its resources such that they can hurtle themselves through the air in oddly shaped machines, travelling faster than the speed of sound. Other members of … Continue reading Putting Dread on the Table

SuperGraduates

Éamonn Grennan talks with psychology lecturer Dr. Conor Linehan about gearing up UCC’s new students for evolving working environments Like so many banking branches or donut shop outlets tussling for your attention on these city streets, third-level institutes show their courses in a way that makes them seem more competitive, useful, better. Whether you’re an undergrad, postgrad or non-student, you’ll likely be able to recall … Continue reading SuperGraduates

Big Data: Big Fear?

Where should we draw the line with data analytics, asks Aditi Udayabhaskar We know all too well the spiral of a YouTube spree – just one video, you think, until you find yourself watching advertisements on Brennan’s bread some two hours later thinking, how did I get here? Yep, we can all relate. Whilst this is a great way to procrastinate, it also is a subtle … Continue reading Big Data: Big Fear?

At A Glance

Emily Horgan If you were to consider my life as a Venn diagram, you could comment that the majority of my interests have slight, if any intersection. Fashion and computer science aren’t regularly seen to go hand in hand. However, knots of similarity wind through the two, like separate planks of wood cut from the same tree. These tie the two worlds together. Words like … Continue reading At A Glance

THE SELFIE GENERATION

Anna McCarthy Self-indulgence is often a touchy topic to pick at, but the level of narcissism social media and technology have surrounded us with makes it a fact of life in modern day society. When the first hand-held Motorola presented itself to the world, it only had one function: communication. The mobile phone has since evolved; from reliable Nokia to the Sony Ericsson, where additional … Continue reading THE SELFIE GENERATION

Sparks – a look at creative spaces on campus

This week, UCC sent out an email that does seem ever so slightly out of place. It doesn’t take a genius to find out how, considering the subject line reads “Drop Out & Start Up”. It takes a little while to understand why the university would drive its students away. As someone who’s been floating alongside the startup community for a long time, I’m not … Continue reading Sparks – a look at creative spaces on campus