We’re used to thinking about the ecology of the natural world but we get three very different perspectives on what it means to sustain a healthy digital ecology.
Bob Mould, best known as founder of Minnesota hardcore outfit Husker Du, ignites the secret stage at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival performing songs spanning his catalog. Recorded 9/01/13 - 9 songs:
- The Act We Act,
- A Good Idea,
- Hoover Damn,
- Star Marchine,
- The Descent,
- Steam of Hercules,
- Flip Your Wig,
- Hate Paper Doll,
- Makes No Sense At All.
Iconic Celtic rockers The Waterboys play a live set on KEXP. Recorded 10/11/2013 - 3 songs:
- Still A Freak,
- Mad As The Mist and Snow,
- Glastonbury Song
Chloe Weil is a hilarious person-who-makes-things. She has one cat.
I built Twitter. For the past few months I’ve loosely talked about my intent to publish micro-content (a tweet) to my site and send a copy out to Twitter, as opposed to using Twitter directly. This publishing model goes by the acronym POSSE: Post to your Own Site and Syndicate Elsewhere.
This week Myke is joined by Andy Baio. They talk about Upcoming.org, Waxy.org, Kickstarter, working on independent projects and XOXO.
Stephen Sackur talks to the astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell about being a scientist in a man’s world and tells him why she has learned to live with missing out on a Nobel Prize.
Alan Moore is the graphic novelist behind the ghostly, bearded mask worn by computer hackers and Occupy protestors the world over. He has, in the past, championed graphic novels - book-length comics - for their effect on politics and culture. Tim Franks asks him why, in that case, is he now becoming disillusioned?
Andrew Miller discusses his Costa prize winning novel Pure with James Naughtie. Set in pre-revolutionary Paris, the book is a gripping, earthy story about the clearing of a huge cemetery in the area now known as Les Halles.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the "dark web". The head of Europol’s cybercrime centre, Troels Oerting, on its dangers and the inventor of the 3D printed gun, Cody Wilson, on why it’s "a beautiful flower of human activity".
Following the A-Side of Mastertapes with Billy Bragg, where Billy discussed the making of his self-proclaimed ‘difficult’ third album ‘Talking With The Taxman About Poetry’ comes the B-Side. In this edition Billy Bragg responds to questions from the audience at Maida Vale Studios with more exclusive perfomances and revealing insights. He considers the state of protest songs today, reveals what music he is writing at the moment and explains what poetry he would discuss with today’s taxman. And he plays excerpts from the album live in front of the audience.
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