Technology on display at annual Tech Tonic expo at WWU
Folks attending the Tech Tonic technology expo on Friday, May 6, were treated to an array of products, demonstrations and lectures related to the future of technology and digital communication.
The event, sponsored by Western Washington University’s Student Technology Center and the Associated Students, took place under the theme "Digital Uprising." The event showcased current technology from Apple, Microsoft, HP and Adobe; student clubs, university departments and Bellingham organizations also were represented. Exhibits included were the American Museum of Radio and Electricity, the Bellingham Linux Users Group, and Western’s Human-Powered Submarine, among many others.
The speaker series covered topics from the very origins of computing to how technology has become a disruptive force having a daily impact on our privacy, security and democracy both here and in the developing democracies of Africa. Speakers included: Steve Harmon, director of Georgia State University’s Instructional Technology Center; Linc Nesheim, Clarus Fluid Intelligence operations support manager; and Babafemi Akinrinade, WWU’s Fairhaven College assistant professor of Human Rights. Keynoting the event is George Dyson, science historian and author of “Darwin Among the Machines” and “Project Orion.”