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  1. BBC Discovery: Geo-engineering

    Geoengineering is a controversial approach to dealing with climate change. Gaia Vince explores putting chemicals in the stratosphere to stop solar energy reaching the earth.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 2 months ago

  2. NerdCast #76: Shop Talk with Josh Clark: Creating Better Mobile Experiences - Inside the Nerdery

    This is an interview with Josh Clark to talk about the future of mobile. We had a chance to get him into our recording studio to talk shop about mobile software, and user experiences when he was visiting our campus.

    http://blog.nerdery.com/2014/01/nerdcast-76-shop-talk-josh-clark-creating-better-mobile-experiences/

    —Huffduffed by adactio 2 months ago

  3. E.O. Wilson: My wish: Build the Encyclopedia of Life

    As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere — and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world’s knowledge about life.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/e_o_wilson_on_saving_life_on_earth.html

    —Huffduffed by adactio 3 months ago

  4. David Deutsch: Chemical scum that dream of distant quasars

    Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/david_deutsch_on_our_place_in_the_cosmos.html

    —Huffduffed by adactio 3 months ago

  5. Douglas Coupland & William Gibson - Key West Literary Seminar Audio Archives

    Douglas Coupland and William Gibson discuss culture, technology, and the craft of writing. Communications technologies are a global memory prosthesis, says Gibson, and aspire to an experience in which distinctions between the "virtual" and the "real" are dissolved. We are already the borg, Gibson says.

    http://www.kwls.org/podcasts/douglas-coupland-william-gibson/

    —Huffduffed by adactio 11 months ago

  6. Tim O’Reilly: Birth of the Global Mind - The Long Now

    As a student of the classics at Harvard in the 1970s, O’Reilly was impressed by a book titled The Discovery of the Mind: In Greek Philosophy and Literature, by Bruno Snell. In the four centuries between Homer and classical Athens, wrote Snell, the Greeks invented the modern human mind, with its sense of free will and agency. (In Homer, for example, no one makes a decision.) O’Reilly sees a parallel with the emerging of a global mind in this century.

    Global consciousness was a recurrent idea in the 1970s—-from Teilhard de Chardin’s noosphere and Omega point (“the Singularity of its day”) to “New Age mumbo-jumbo” such as the Harmonic Convergence. O’Reilly noted that the term “singularity” for technology acceleration was first used in 1958 by John von Neumann. In 1960 J.C.R. Licklider wrote an influential paper titled “Human-computer Symbiosis.” O’Reilly predicted that “exploring the possibility space of human-computer symbiosis is one of the fascinating frontiers of the next decades and possibly century.”

    Echoing Dale Dougherty, he says the Web has become the leading platform for harnessing collective intelligence. Wikipedia is a virtual city. Connected smart phones have become our “outboard brain.” Through device automation, Apple has imbued retail clerks with superpowers in its stores. Watson, the AI that beat human champions at “Jeopardy,” is now being deployed to advise doctors in real time, having read ALL the scientific papers. YouTube has mastered the attention economy. Humanity has a shared memory in the cloud. Data scientists rule.

    The global mind is not an artificial intelligence. It’s us, connected and augmented.

    What keeps driving it is the generosity and joy we take in creating and sharing. The global mind is built on the gift culture of every medium of connectedness since the invention of language. You gain status by what you give away, by the value you create, not the value you take.

    — by Stewart Brand

    http://longnow.org/seminars/02012/sep/05/birth-global-mind/

    —Huffduffed by adactio one year ago

  7. Many Internets, many lives - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    How is the vision we have of our digital lives matching the reality? In a digital age who are we connected to and who are we not connected to? Should we re-think how evenly distributed access to the Internet really is? Two leading Internet scholars talk about the ways in which people are engaging with the digital world — from Australia and Africa to the suburbs of Boston and Shanghai and all points in between.

    Guests:
    Ethan Zuckerman, Director of MIT’s Centre for Civic Media and co-founder of Global Voices.

    Dr Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow, Intel Labs Director, Interaction and Experience Research

    Further Information:
    RiverBend Books- Meet The Author Information (http://www.riverbendbooks.com.au/product/648347-MeettheAuthorAntonyFunnell-rbe11sep)
    SABRENet (http://www.sabrenet.edu.au/)
    Ethan Zuckerman’s blog (http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/)
    MIT Centre for Civic Media (http://civic.mit.edu/)
    2012 RN Big Ideas Program with Genevieve Bell (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/what-does-our-technology-future-look-like3f/4003568)

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/many-internets2c-many-lives/4241874

    —Huffduffed by adactio one year ago

  8. Progressive Enhancement « Episodes « EE Podcast

    Aaron Gustafson, author of Adaptive Web Design, joins us to discuss progressive enhancement. From content and semantic markup, to CSS, JavaScript and accessibility enhancements, we discuss the benefits of a “layered” development approach.

    http://ee-podcast.com/episodes/progressive-enhancement

    —Huffduffed by adactio 2 years ago

  9. Jeremy Rifkin: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World.

    Economist and trend-spotter Jeremy Rifkin predicts that the evolution of energy production and distribution — from fossil fuels to more decentralized renewable energy — will transform the global economy. He joins us to discuss his latest book, "The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World."

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 2 years ago

  10. Orion Magazine presents James Howard Kunstler: The Future of American Cities

    As the climate warms, oil disappears, and the economy shakes and shifts, how will our urban places adapt? Will density and communal living be important tools for human resilience, or will city life become costly and unworkable—or even unlivable? Listen to Kunstler share his forecast for the American city, elaborate on his feature in the July/August 2011 issue of the magazine, and answer listener questions.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants 2 years ago

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