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  1. The rise of micro-labour - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Micro-labour isn’t a clever way of describing a recalcitrant colleague’s deficient work practices. And it has nothing to do with nano-technology either. It’s about using the Internet to outsource small tasks to eager workers – sort of like a digital notice-board for odd jobs and errands. It sounds like the perfect way to earn extra income. But could its growing popularity erode working conditions and lead to exploitation?

    Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Co-Founder and Director, Berkman Centre for Internet & Society.
    Jamie Viggiano, Senior Director of Marketing at TaskRabbit.
    Tim Fung, Founder and CEO of Airtasker.
    Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe columnist and blogger.
    Catherine Ruckleshaus, Legal Co-Director, National Employment Law Project, US.

    Further Information:
    Jonathan Zittrain’s profile (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/jzittrain) Jonathan Zittrain’s (PDF) paper on ubiquitous human computing (http://iis-db.stanford.edu/evnts/5812/Zittrain_Paper.pdf)
    Scott Kirsner’s article on micro-labour (http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2012/04/my_life_as_a_micro-laborer_exp.html)
    Taskrabbit (https://www.taskrabbit.com/)
    Airtasker (https://www.airtasker.com/)
    Catherine Ruckleshaus profile (http://www.nelp.org/site/about_us/legal_co_director)


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  2. Putting a value on the future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    We all know the choices we make today can impact on our future. In this program we explore the complex processes through which we put a value on future developments.

    Imagine Los Angeles as a city of parks and green-spaces; or a metropolis where cars are eschewed for light rail. Both scenarios were once seriously considered by city authorities and then rejected. Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin are putting the final touches on an exhibition called ‘Never built LA’ – an exploration of what the great city could have been if town planners and politicians had chosen a different path.

    Economist and philosopher, Fabien Medvecky, helps us understand why bad decisions about the future may actually have been sound decisions in their time.

    And Marina Gorbis, from The Institute Of The Future, explains how their Foresight Engine project can aid us in becoming more ‘future literate’.

    Greg Goldin, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine.

    Sam Lubell, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper.

    Fabien Medvecky, Research Fellow and Lecturer, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland.

    Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of The Institute For The Future.

    Resources: Never Built LA- Exhibition Details (http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt)
    Fabien Medvecky’s profile (http://uq.academia.edu/FabienMedvecky)
    Institute For The Future (http://www.iftf.org/home/)
    Foresight Engine project (http://www.iftf.org/what-we-do/foresight-toolkit/collaborative-forecasting-games/foresight-engine/)


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  3. Y Combinator and startup incubators - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Y Combinator is an influential investment firm based in Silicon Valley. Each year it takes a bunch of aspiring entrepreneurs and hot-houses their development. It’s proving so successful that it’s now being talked about as a sort of innovation factory. Journalist and author Randall Stross takes us inside the firm to explain how it works.


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  4. Off earth mining and galactic gas stations - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Rick Tumlinson is a US businessman whose ambition is to mine asteroids and to then use the material he extracts to power spacecraft and satellites. He talks of developing galactic "€˜gas stations"€™.


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  5. Cyber vetting and personality - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Rightly or wrongly many corporations and recruitment agencies use social media platforms as a form of employee vetting. The Facebook sites and Twitter posts of potential workers are scoured for indications of anti-social behaviour. But just how effective is social media at predicting personality type? Well, the London-based Online Privacy Foundation has been conducting research into that very question. We discuss their findings with the Foundation’s co-founder Chris Sumner.


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  6. The future of interstellar travel - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Imagine being an astronaut and planning for a space mission you know you have no chance of joining; a journey that won’t even happen in your lifetime, or possibly even your children’s. We meet the long-term thinkers and planners—the space visionaries not afraid to think outside the square. Or the solar-system as the case may be!

    Guests: Dr Mae Jemison, Physician and former US Astronaut. Leader of the 100 Year Starship Project and head of the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence.

    Dr Gregory Benford, American science fiction author and astrophysicist.

    Dr Richard Obousy, President Icarus Interstellar and Senior Scientist with Project Icarus, Longview, Texas.

    Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck College, London.

    Marc Millis, Founder of the Tau Zero Foundation and former NASA Propulsion Physicist and Aerospace Engineer.

    Further Information:
    100 Year Starship Project (http://100yss.org/index.html)
    Richard Obousy’s Profile (http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/team/richard-obousy/)
    Ian Crawford’s webpage (http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucfbiac/)
    Centauri Dreams- blog on deep space exploration (http://www.centauri-dreams.org/)
    Tau Zero Foundation (http://www.tauzero.aero/)


    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow one year ago

  7. Who should control the Internet? - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    A growing number of countries want to change the way the Internet is controlled. Opponents claim it’s about greater government control. But just how serious is the threat?

    Ever heard of the International Telecommunications Union? No? Well it’s a relatively obscure UN body which some countries are pushing to take greater control of the Internet (read China, Russia, Iran). The idea is to centralise governance.

    Those opposed claim it’s about greater government control of the Internet, and they’ve launched a pre-emptive attack ahead of the ITU’s next meeting in December 2012. But just how serious is the threat? We take you to the first Australian Internet Governance Forum.

    NOTE: The Australian Internet Governance Forum assisted Future Tense in travelling to the event. They had no role in editorial or content decisions relating to this program.

    Chris Disspain, CEO of auDA, ICANN Board Director and member of the UN Secretary General’s Internet Governance Forum Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group.

    Kurt Wimmer, Partner with Washington DC law firm Covington and Burling LLP and privacy and data security expert.

    David Farrar, Chair, Internet New Zealand Public Policy Committee, political and technology commentator and Editor of Kiwiblog.

    Iarla Flynn, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Australia and New Zealand for Google.

    Alastair MacGibbon, Director, Centre for Internet Security at the University of Canberra.

    Roger Clarke, Chair, Australian Privacy Foundation

    Further Information:
    Australian Internet Governance 2012 Conference (http://www.igf.org.au/about-igf)
    Foreign Policy article on the UN and the Internet (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/08/the_united_nations_and_the_internet_it_s_complicated)
    Guardian Newspaper article on Internet control (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/17/who-rules-internet)
    International Telecommunications Union 2012 Dubai Conference (http://www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/default.aspx)
    Kurt Wimmer’s profile (http://www.cov.com/kwimmer/)
    Australian Domain Administration (http://www.auda.org.au/)
    Canberra University’s Centre for Internet Security (http://www.canberra.edu.au/cis/)
    Australian Privacy Foundation (http://www.privacy.org.au/)
    Australian Attorney General statement on potential National Security Legislation reforms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8_VHR_mtCQ&feature=youtu.be)
    Kiwiblog (http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/)


    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow one year ago

  8. The documentary in the digital world - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Most of us have a stuffy view of what a documentary is, but in a world where we increasingly write and post images about ourselves do we need to re-think that idea? What impact are new technologies having on storytelling? We speak to documentary makers about the role digital tools and multiple platforms are having on their craft. We also explore some of the most cutting edge approaches to what we think of as the documentary.

    Dr Kate Nash, Lecturer, School of English, Journalism and European Languages at the University of Tasmania.

    Katerina Cizek, Emmy award winning Director of Out My Window and the National Film Board of Canada’s multi-year HIGHRISE project.

    Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute.

    Nick Doherty, Managing Editor, Television (Online) at the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia.

    Further Information:
    Coast2Coast Conference Details (http://www.coast2coastconference.com/)
    Highrise- National Film Board of Canada (http://highrise.nfb.ca/)
    National Film Board of Canada’s Interactive webpage (http://www.nfb.ca/interactive/)
    Kate Nash’s profile (http://www.utas.edu.au/english-journalism-european-languages/people/Kate-Nash)
    Tribeca Film Institute- New Media Fund (http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/newmedia/)
    SBS multimedia documentaries (http://www.sbs.com.au/documentary/multimedia)
    Mapping Main Street Documentary Project (http://www.mappingmainstreet.org/)
    Cowbird Storytelling Project (http://cowbird.com/)
    The Johnny Cash Project (http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/#)
    Star Wars Uncut (http://www.starwarsuncut.com/)


    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow one year ago

  9. History, technology and really old stuff - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Imagine planning a journey in the Roman empire through a sort of Google maps for Ancient Rome or discovering archaeological sites in remote parts of the world without actually going there. New technologies are increasingly being used to help bring different aspects of the past into the future. Even Egyptian mummies aren’t safe from our digital eye!

    Dr Michael Westaway, Head of Cultural Environments at Queensland Museum.
    Dr David Thomas, Researcher at the Archaeology Program of La Trobe University.
    Dr Shawn Ross, Senior Lecturer, Ancient and World History Convenor, Archaeology program, University of New South Wales. Director, Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems project.
    Walter Scheidel, Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History Chair, Department of Classics, Stanford University. Co-founder of Project ORBIS.
    Jason Felch, Project Director at Wikiloot and Investigative Reporter at the Los Angeles Times.
    Valerie Scott, Head Librarian, British School at Rome.
    Professor Christopher Smith, Director, British School at Rome.
    Lisa Beaven, Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Historical and European Studies LaTrobe University.
    Chris Myers, Program Director, The Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI).

    Further Information:
    Queensland Museum Secrets of the Tomb Exhibition (http://www.mummy.qm.qld.gov.au/The+Exhibition#.UDwZO6CjQ_g)
    Project ORBIS (http://orbis.stanford.edu/#)
    Federated Archaeological Information Management System Project (http://fedarch.org/wordpress/)
    Dr David Thomas’s Profile (http://latrobe.academia.edu/DavidThomas)
    Wikiloot (http://chasingaphrodite.com/wikiloot/)
    Matt Smith’s blog post on breathing new life into old maps (http://endofthespectrum.net/2012/08/19/breathing-new-life-into-old-maps/)
    Article on the Digital Romana Campagna Project (http://versi.edu.au/news-and-publications/enewsletter/enewsletter-19/digital-roman-campagna-project-linking-past-and-pre)
    British School at Rome (http://www.bsr.ac.uk/)
    Digitised Cingolani Map (http://www.bsrdigitalcollections.it/details.aspx?ID=4&ST=BS)


    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow one year ago

  10. 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.

    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)


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