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From The Verge:

Tate Britain has announced the shortlist for its IK Prize, a new award celebrating creative talent in the digital industry and projects that will engage users with an aspect of the Walk through British Art collection displays. The shortlisted ideas include robots roaming the galleries after hours, an interactive video, stories told via social media, and an art experience in the online world of Minecraft. The winning idea will be announced on February 6 and turned into a reality ready for display at Tate Britain this summer. More information on the contestants can be found here.



From The Verge: Better technology – particularly better connectivity – is seen as one of the linchpins of education reform, and the White House hopes to overhaul school broadband with a new initiative. The ConnectED program, announced today, is meant to get 99 percent of students in schools access to stable Wi-Fi networks and high-speed broadband, defined as no less than 100Mbps with a target of 1Gbps. To do so, it will rely on the E-Rate or Schools and Libraries Program, which subsidizes internet service discounts for schools and libraries. Currently, E-Rate provides 20 to 90 percent discounts to institutions that meet its criteria. But in a 2012 report on the state of broadband in schools, the FCC noted that 80 percent of E-Rate recipients said their broadband did not meet their needs, with 78 percent saying they needed more bandwidth.