Arts, Culture & Media

Return to BioShock

While the most visible evolution in video games has been in the realm of graphics, resolution, and processing power, another kind of progress has been taking place on the level of narrative.

Arts, Culture & Media

Playing Against The Virus

Epidemics have become a hot topic in gaming. In the online video game Pandemic 2, you play the virus, aiming to wipe out humanity. In The Great Flu, you control a world health organization and make decisions about face masks and airport closures.

Development & Education

What Going Viral Means

Computer viruses emerged in the 1980s. But in the internet era, we decided not to beat viruses, but to join them. "Going viral" became the goal of any piece of content, from a movie to a Facebook post.


Conflict & Justice

Covering Sri Lanka's conflict

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the editor of the BBC Sinhala language service, Priyath Liyanage, and the editor of the BBC Tamil language service, Thirumalai Manivannan, to find out how they've been reporting the news out of Sri Lanka.

Global Politics

Bloggers behind bars

Cyrus Farivar reports on an online group aimed at promoting free speech and supporting bloggers who've been imprisoned for their writings. The March 18th movement was inspired by the death of a young Iranian blogger in a Tehran prison.

Global Politics

Obama's plan for cyber safety

Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports on President Obama's plans for protecting the nation's computer networks from cyber-criminals. Today, Mr. Obama announced the creation of a new White House Office of Cyber Security.

Conflict & Justice

Hacking into celebrity cell phones

The News of The World, a tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch, has allegedly been hacking into thousands of celebrity cell phones. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with The World's Technology Correspondent Clark Boyd to find out how this sort of hacking is done.

Conflict & Justice

Going after hi-tech piracy

Cyrus Farivar reports on a new type of political party that's springing up in countries across Europe. The Pirate Party wants to reform intellectual property law in the cyber world, and membership is growing.