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  1. Radio Atlantic: Ask Not What Your Robots Can Do for You

    Our increasingly smart machines aren’t just changing the workforce; they’re changing us. Already, algorithms are directing human activity in all sorts of ways, from choosing what news people see to highlighting new gigs for workers in the gig economy. What will human life look like as machine learning overtakes more aspects of our society?

    Alexis Madrigal, who covers technology for The Atlantic, shares what he’s learned from his reporting on the past, present, and future of automation with our Radio Atlantic co-hosts, Jeffrey Goldberg (editor in chief), Alex Wagner (contributing editor and CBS anchor), and Matt Thompson (executive editor).

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/radio-atlantic-ask-not-what-your-robots-can-do-for-you/535929/

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  2. The New Frontier Of Implantable Technology

    New visions and new progress on the merger of man and machine. We’ll look at the frontier of implantable technology.

    It has this feeling of inevitability. The merger of man and machine. The implanting of computer power in and on the human body. Some future holiday season when people are lined up for software and equipment upgrades that aren’t just handheld – they’re in us and on us. Of us. Plenty of researchers are working that frontier right now. For your health – to track and treat your heart, your mood. Give you a tattoo full of computer circuitry. Others would push right inside to pump up your senses and more. This hour On Point: the new frontier of implantable technology.

    – Tom Ashbrook

    Guests

    John Rogers, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Recipient of a 2009 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant.

    Michael McAlpine, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University.

    http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/12/18/technology-implantable-john-rogers

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  3. To The Best of Our Knowledge: Brainpower

    Brian Christian relates his experiences in one of the most famous philosophical experiments ? the Turing Test. Sherry Turkle is fascinated by our interactions with machines, and talks about what she calls the mashup of online and offline lives. Michael Chorost thinks his cochlear implants make him a living example of man/machine integration. Neuroscientist Miguel Nikolelis talks about the possibility of upgrading our brains with computer chips.

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  4. Skinny Jeans and Fruity Loops: the Networked Publics of Global Youth Culture

    What can we learn about contemporary culture from watching dayglo-clad teenagers dancing geekily in front of their computers in such disparate sites as Brooklyn, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, and Mexico City? How has the embrace of "new media" by so-called "digital natives" facilitated the formation of transnational, digital publics? More important, what are the local effects of such practices, and why do they seem to generate such hostile responses and anxiety about the future?

    Wayne Marshall is an ethnomusicologist, blogger, DJ, and, beginning this year, a Mellon Fellow in Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT. His research focuses on the production and circulation of popular music, especially across the Americas and in the wider world, and the role that digital technologies are playing in the formation of new notions of community, selfhood, and nationhood.

    http://cms.mit.edu/news/2009/11/podcast_skinny_jeans_and_fruit.php

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  5. The Digital Era: What’s Next?

    Learn what you need to know now to keep your competitive edge! Entertainment and technology expert Mark Ghuneim offers a crash course on how digital technologies are transforming the media industry. After 16 years at Sony Music USA, Ghuneim launched Wiredset, a digital marketing agency and technology incubator for TV networks, record labels, and brands. He also founded the social media tracking and data visualization service, Trendrr.

    The discussion is moderated by Jack Myers, one of the media industry’s leading visionaries and economic forecasters. Learn how phenomena like social communities, user-generated content, commercial-avoidance technologies, and performance-based media have changed the rules. Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0700 Location: New York, NY, The New School,

    Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/10/06/Digital_Era_What_s_Nextr

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  6. Alain de Botton: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

    Alain de Botton; renowned essayist, philosopher and founder of The School of Life examines the nature and function of work

    Most of our waking hours are spent at work, and yet we rarely challenge the basic assumptions that lie behind this time-consuming, life-altering activity.

    (Apr 9, 2009 at the RSA)

    http://uc.princeton.edu/main/index.php/component/content/article/28-all-videos/4533-the-pleasures-and-sorrows-of-work

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  7. Scaling Up: From Buildings to Communities

    Futurist Peter Schwartz leads a diverse panel discussing the building of green communities in China and throughout the world.

    They explore how to make a city that is environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and culturally appealing.

    http://fora.tv/2009/05/01/Scaling_Up_From_Buildings_to_Communities

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  8. Digital Space & The Context Problem

    ’ve heard Andrew Hinton give various talks on the problem of context, but he never fails to help me dive deeper into the problem. Simply put, digital spaces lack physical context, and frequently do a very bad job of substituting a digital context for the physical. This problem might seem a bit abstract, until we realize just how important context is to human cognition. Andrew has a number of great examples of this, but the one that resonates with me is role of context in social cognition. We have relationships with our families, our friends, our peers, our co-workers, and more, and we modulate both how we express our selves and how we process information based on which context we’re in. Digital social spaces tend to collapse these contexts, connecting us with all of our social circles through one channel, allowing us to express ourselves in one way. This gets worse as when we introduce aggregation into the picture, because we not only collapse social context but also “object” context. In some way, we can work around the problem of context by segregating our interactions across tools. Aggregators take away even that modicum of control.

    Andrew asked us how we’re going to start to understand the ramifications of this shift in context, and to start thinking about how we’re going to understand the problem. Is this a fundamental behavioral shift? Is it a problem to be solved? Or is it an opportunity to create new kinds of contexts?

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  9. The Future Of Social Networks

    Social networks will be like air, in that they will permeate everything that we do online AND offline. We’ll look at the underlying technologies that will make this possible, how it will evolve, and the business models that will support it.

    Charlene Li, Altimeter Group

    http://sxsw.com/node/1500

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  10. International Advertising Association: Conversational Marketing Conference

    Yesterday’s consumers are today’s participants. What have you heard them say about your brand lately?

    http://fora.tv/2009/02/18/Conversational_Marketing_Conference

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