National / Politics Sep 2, 2018

Tsukuba first in Japan to deploy online voting system

A new online voting system based on the My Number identification system and blockchain technology has been introduced in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture. Tsukuba, well known as a center for scientific research, is the first in the country to start using such a voting system, according ...

Time to welcome our robot overlords?

Art Mar 6, 2018

Time to welcome our robot overlords?

by John L. Tran

"Hello World — For the Post-Human Age" at Art Tower Mito looks at developments in art in the context of digital technology and artificial intelligence. It starts with a lightly comedic farce, in the form of Cecile B. Evans' 2016 multimedia installation "Sprung a ...