Lesson Resources – TV-B-Gone

Mitch Altman has done a number of talks at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference over the years. At HOPE 6, Mitch gave a talk with hardware developer Lady Ada about “defensive technology” like his TV-B-Gone; here is the audio from that talk, or you can also order the video.

If you think the TV-B-Gone is a pretty cool tool, you can learn more about it, order your own, or even order kits so your students can build their own (instructions for building them are also available online).

If you’d like more fodder for a debate on how we interact with TV, try this Scientific American article on a study which suggests television “addiction” is not just a metaphor.