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Today’s guest is world renowned typepainter and wordist, the talented Jessica Hische. You might better know Jessica as the potential best friend of Bill Murray, maybe the muse for all Wes Anderson movies, future dubstep lead singer and alternate world Hallmark artist.
When Jessica isn’t making beautiful type creations you can find her creating side projects about how to use the Twitter, advising the world not to work for free and all of the side projects.
Today’s show is not sponsored by Boobs or the Otherworld.
After dying in a future war, James’s essence is uploaded to the mobile device of the comedian Joseph Scrimshaw. Then things get complicated.
The Odd Future rapper and his friend Vince Staples also talk about what makes music good and the sorry state of rap journalism.
Are public workshops more important than public libraries?
10th Oct 2013
RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture 2013 - Edinburgh.
Professor Mark Miodownik, world leader in the field of material science, inaugural member of the Times Top 100 Influential Scientists, broadcaster and author will be delivering the 2013 RSA Scotland Angus Millar lecture, which will be taking place in Edinburgh on the 10th October. Professor Miodownik, who holds the Chair in Materials and Society at UCL , is Director of the Institute of Making, is scientist in residence on the Dara O’Briain Science Club and delivered the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas lectures.
Professor Miodownik’s lecture follows on from his recent article in Wired magazine, and explores the current growth in interest in making and the implications which it could have for society.
He poses the challenge that whilst libraries solved a need of 19th century, the requirements of the 21st century have pushed ‘makespaces’ and ‘hackspaces’ above them in necessity.
Wired magazine article ‘Hackspaces are the new public library’ (http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/09/ideas-bank/hackspaces-are-the-new-public-library)
Employment patterns for the next generation.
n the last 30-40 years, there have been major shifts in the nature of work, covering both the sorts of jobs we do (decline of manufacturing, rise of the service sector; decline of industrial jobs, rise of ‘high touch’ jobs in the care sector) and in employment patterns (more women in the workplace, expansion of higher education) but what will be the major shifts of employment patterns in the next generation? And what should we want them to be? Do we want to work until we are 70? Do we want the Government to encourage a fairer distribution of work? Should we reverse the trend of young people entering jobs later? Should we have a fundamental shift from large employers to smaller entrepreneurial businesses? And what about sustainability?
Speakers to include:
Jonathan Portes, director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research; TUC.
Brett Wigdortz, CEO, Teach First.
Richard Lambert; and David Smith, chief executive, Global Futures and Foresight.
Dave Coplin, director of search and envisioning, Microsoft.
Jeremy Keith joins Jen to talk about Mobilewood, future-friendlying websites, responsive design techniques, digital preservation, html5 semantics, Firefox 7, and much more.
Microgrids: hyper-distributed power - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Microgrids can stand alone or feed into a bigger network. Are they a smarter solution to power distribution?
When it comes to power distribution, the focus of the past has been on building larger and larger electricity grids, but with size comes vulnerability.
So why not develop autonomous, yet interconnecting micro-grids? Ones that can stand alone or feed into a bigger network.
Steve Pullins, Founder and CEO of Horizon Energy Group
Peter Asmus, Principal Research Analyst, Navigant
Dawn Santoianni, Managing Director at Tau Technical Communications, LLC
Artist: Massive Attack
Are Microgrids the Key to Energy Security? Scientific American post by Dawn Santoianni (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2012/12/18/guest-post-are-microgrids-the-key-to-energy-security/)
Horizon Energy Group (http://www.horizonenergygroup.com/page.asp?p=About%20Us)
Navigant Market Data: Microgrids (http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/market-data-microgrids)
Navigant Microgrid Enabling Technologies (http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/microgrid-enabling-technologies)
What are Microgrids? Tau Technical Communications LLC (http://www.tautechnical.com/?p=833)
Back in 1984, technology leader Nicholas Negroponte was able to predict, with surprising accuracy, e-readers, face to face teleconferencing and the touchscreen interface of the iPhone.
Forty years ago for Radio Times, the scientist and broadcaster James Burke predicted events in 1993. He got a lot right. So we asked him in to PM this afternoon to predict the future. The sound begins with an actor reading from the original article, written by Tony Peagam.
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