Radio 4 – Tom Armitage: The Coded World

Radio 4 broadcast a great mini lecture by Tom Armitage (to the RSA on the 26th of December) on the importance of understanding technology, specifically through coding, in order to ‘think’ in a way that’s easy to implement on machines. The premise being that we live in a ‘computer assisted’ world and being able to use them correctly can significantly help you, with work and leisure.

He ends with a reminder that it’s not just for children talking about New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who joined CodeAcademy in 2012 to learn how to code BBC article here

Designer and technologist Tom Armitage argues that learning to write computer code means learning to think in a modern way, and that it should spur creativity: the possibility of doing entirely new things.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pg54z