BBC's "CULTURE SHOCK" -- Philip Dodd and Martin Raymond of the Future Laboratory discuss new ideas, inventions and trends.
In this edition (27 minutes-long):
1. Canaries for the Age of Terror
Using cockroaches and genetically modified fish as biosensors to guard our homes against chemical and biological agents: Austrian designer Marei Wollersberger explains why she designed a bio-safe home.
2. Internet Reputation Defenders
Worried that what’s written about you on the internet might put off potential employers? Don’t want your new partner to see those embarrassing pictures of you and your previous girlfriend on Facebook? Michael Fertik’s Reputation Defender offers to spruce-up your internet image.
3. 21st Century Games (last segment, starts at about 16 minutes into the show)
Forget computer games for kids. What they really want – and what might also give them a chance to get a decent job - are computer games that they design themselves. Idit Caperton's new internet project MyGLife teaches kids from deprived backgrounds how to build web 2.0 games and the value of collaborating online with people from other countries. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservi
It will be broadcast live from Monday 14th January worldwide. Here is a tool to find out how you can listen wherever you are http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin