Alexander Hayes – The Null Hypothesis: On Country, Cyborgs and the Singularity

Learning2gether Episode 341

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On Sunday Aug 14, at the unusually early time of 1230 UTC, but pushing midnight in Canberra, Vance Stevens had a chat with Alexander Hayes, who filled us in on his dissertation journey in a discussion he had enigmatically entitled The Null Hypothesis: On Country, Cyborgs and the Singularity. By the end of his stream of consciousness explanation, all elements in that title were clearly connected.

Alexander Hayes is at this writing within six months of completing his dissertation, and before it gets locked away somewhere and forgot about I asked him to spare us an hour and tell us about it.

Where? Google+ Hangout on Air

It wasn’t the first time Alex had appeared on Learning2gether. In his most recent appearance, where we talked with him about the thesis research in-progress. I introduced him as follows:

Alexander Hayes has been associated with a number of cutting edge education projects over the years, including exploring the potential of StreamFolio, Talking VTE, POV technologies, Drones for Schools, wearable technologies (and the social implications of surveillance, sousveillance, and uberveillance) and most recently, Google Glass through posting his interviews with 60 Google Glass Explorers on YouTube,, and hosting the recent Glass Meetup #1 in Canberra.

I had almost forgot that Alex was only the third guest speaker in this Learning2gether podcast series as it was just getting started in 2010. At the time he asked us to have a look at his dissertation application plan entitled
The Application of Location Enabled Body Worn Technologies In The Education Sector

It explores ramifications of the “rapid uptake of body worn, location enabled, mobile network accessible solutions for rich media creation and connection”

More recently I was honored to be interviewed as a small part of the data set in his extensive research, and I’m looking forward now to hearing about how all of that data have coalesced into a thesis soon to be locked away in a cabinet for no one to read 🙂 and what it all has to do with ‘on country’, cyborgs, and singularity.

Alex provided us a complete listing of his writings on varied topics

Alex’s previous Learning2gether appearances are listed below

All are welcome to join us and learn more about Alex and his always provocative ideas and innovations.



Earlier this week

Learning2gether episode 340 Sun Aug 7 noon UTC Vance Stevens at MMVC16 – Abundance in TPD: More than meets the eye

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