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  1. The Culture Of Gaming, Episode 1

    Aleks Krotoski examines how computer gaming is affecting our culture – by creating genuine works of art, by altering our notions of storytelling, and by simple virtue of being the cultural medium many people spend most time attached to.

    Computer or videogames have been around for 40 years, but the wider cultural implications have tended to be glossed over in favour of discussion of the size of the gaming economy and concerns about games’ social impact.

    Yet in recent years the artfulness of games has grown so much that the Smithsonian in Washington DC is now hosting a major exhibition of gaming art.

    New technology and the spread of games to phones, tablets and PCs are creating millions of new users.

    The immersive possibilities of this uniquely-interactive medium are just being explored.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00wq5md

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  2. Tech Weekly live: Personal privacy and public diplomacy

    In a special edition recorded live at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre, Aleks Krotoski is joined by coder Austin Heap and Christina Zaba of NO2ID to talk about privacy, surveillance and online censorship.

    Becky Hogge from the Open Rights Group joins Aleks Krotoski and Charles Arthur in a special Tech Weekly, recorded live at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre.

    Our other guests? Austin Heap is a wunderkind hacker who used his own encryption software, Haystack, to open up the Iranian internet in the aftermath of the disputed elections in 2009. By breaking through the Iranian government’s blockade, the software allowed people on the ground in Tehran to access communication tools they could use to describe unfolding events to the rest of the world.

    Meanwhile, personal surveillance has reached an all-time high: our web traffic is observed and recorded by governments and corporations. With every click we create personal digital identities that ‘belong’ to other people. Should we be worried about the private becoming public in this way, or should we reclaim ourselves using encryption software that hides who we are and where we go online? NO2ID’s Christine Zaba will be on hand to lead you through the issues and the options.

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    From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/audio/2010/mar/30/austin-heap-christina-zaba-privacy

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