Drawing of hand holding a phone with texts happening on it and a robot off to the side texting too
17 March 2019

Most of us are aware and skeptical of “bots” interfering with our daily lives. Some modern examples of this include suspicious insurance calls and obviously fake suitors on dating apps. It seems most of us have encountered them in one...

12 March 2019

The “ShotSpotter” voice surveillance system is being promoted by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Deputy Police Chief Bash as a crime fighting tool capable of locating a gunshot within a 20-foot radius and determining the type and...

White and black virtual reality goggles laying on grass
06 March 2019

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects about one percent of the global population. Children can fall anywhere on the spectrum,...

Turquoise background, words Tales from La Vida large in white at top, words A Latinx Comics Anthology and a very colorful image below of a world opened up with lots of interesting images in pieces within
04 February 2019

Tales from la Vida

ComFest will be collaborating with The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Library and Cartoon Museum and it's current exhibit, Tales From la Vida, for a special fund raising event on Sat....

Black and white old newspaper with photos of guys from a band and words The Offense and The Del Byzanteens
01 January 2019

The Offense was an alternative music fanzine published by Tim Anstaett that appeared between April '80 and March '82, according it its Facebook Event page. Anstaett covered the punk and alternative music scene in Columbus from 1982...

Black faced white bordered device like a radio with two round knobs facing out that look like eyes and lines in the middle that look like a mouth
05 December 2018

It’s that time of the year when conspicuous consumption disguises itself as altruism, and we are encouraged to purchase unnecessary goods for the people we care about. Last year was the year of the smart speaker (Echo, Alexa, etc.) also...


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