Tag - Biology

12
Nov

Solving the Technological Learning Gap

If you’ve ever seen a mock-up drawing of what people in the past thought the future would look like—robot maids are usually involved—you know that technological advancement is hard to fully grasp. Sometimes, the best that real-world technology can offer is a bland placeholder (looking at you, vacuum cleaners) until further and more widespread innovation …

1
Oct

Games That Never Went Out of Style

BIOME wasn’t the only project that Corey Goldman collaborated with the ITIF fund to create over the years. In 1998, he got a grant to create a website that helped teach one aspect of biology to his BIO 150 students. The website goes over the Theory of Evolutionary Cooperation, and more specifically game theory, highlighted …

1
Oct

U of T’s First Social Network Casts a Long Shadow

Before Facebook, and before Reddit, there was BIOME—the social networking site at U of T that rivaled both at its peak. Helmed by Corey Goldman, now the Associate Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIOME was just a simple single-threaded discussion board for his biology students when it first went online in 1998. But after …