adactio / Jeremy Keith

An Irish web developer living in Brighton, England working with Clearleft.

I built Huffduffer.

There are forty people in adactio’s collective.

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  1. Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction

    Celebrating the author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.

    ”People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it.” Ray Bradbury has been acclaimed as the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream but, as the quote above shows, he regarded himself as the author of modern philosophical fables, rather than a sci-fi writer. In his dystopian works, such as Fahrenheit 451, he holds up a mirror to contemporary society and then transposes it into fantastical and futuristic scenarios. Bradbury was a prolific writer who tried his hand at everything from poems and novels to TV and radio scripts but it’s his early short stories which he produced in his twenties that are perhaps the most imaginative.

    To mark the centenary of Bradbury’s birth, Rajan Datar is joined by three Bradbury experts to help him navigate through the author’s prodigious output: Professor Jonathan Eller from Indiana University who is also the Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies; Dr. Miranda Corcoran who teaches American literature at University College Cork with particular interest in science fiction, horror and the gothic; and Dr. Phil Nichols who combines research into Bradbury’s TV and other media work with the teaching of Film and Television Production at Wolverhampton University.

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  2. Irish music podcast interview with Theresa O’Grady on banjo, tenor guitar and mandolin. — The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast Traditional Irish Music Podcast

    Sunday morning sessions at The Coach and Horses, Finsbury Park; summer road trips to Ireland and back, via relatives’ houses, fleadhs, sessions and the Holyhead ferry; learning to play in Anne Caulfield’s house in Luton; competing and adjudicating; becoming a teacher of music and recording your first album. All that AND Barings Bank. Nick Leeson how are ye!

    You can probably tell from the tape, this was a LOT of fun. Thanks Theresa.

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  3. Ariel Waldman, NASA Advisor | Cool Tools

    Cool Tools Show 227: Ariel Waldman

    Our guest this week is Ariel Waldman. Ariel is an advisor to NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program. She led a five-week expedition to Antarctica to film microscopic life under the ice. Ariel is the author of the book What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There and the global director of Science Hack Day.

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  4. Jennifer Robbins, Designer | Cool Tools

    Cool Tools Show 238: Jennifer Robbins

    Our guest this week is Jennifer Robbins. Jennifer is a designer who is best known for her work in web design. She has written thirteen books, including Learning Web Design, 5e (O’Reilly) and she co-founded the ARTIFACT Conference. Currently, she’s excited about the relaunch of “Cooking with Rockstars,” her pre-YouTube video podcast in which she interviews indie rockers about food.

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  5. Revisionist History Podcast: Dragon Psychology 101

    Dragons hoard treasure, deep in their lairs. They don’t show it off to their neighbors. Revisionist History applies dragon psychology to the strange world of art museums, with help from Andy Warhol, J.R.R. Tolkien, a handful of accountants and the world’s leading hoarding expert.

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  6. Analysis: Thinking for the Long Term

    How critical is the ability to think and plan for the long term?

    "The origin of civil government," wrote the Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1739, is that "men are not able radically to cure, either in themselves or others, that narrowness of soul, which makes them prefer the present to the remote."

    Today, Hume’s view that governments can help societies abandon rampant short-termism and adopt a more long term approach, feels little more than wishful thinking. The "now" commands more and more of our attention - quick fixes are the order of the day. But could that be about to change?

    Margaret Heffernan asks whether the current pandemic might be the moment we are forced to rediscover our ability to think long term. Could our ability to emerge well from the current health crisis be dependent, in fact, on our ability to improve our long-term thinking?

    Among those taking part: Paul Polman (Co-founder of Imagine and former CEO of Unilever), General Sir Nick Carter (Chief of the Defence Staff), Justine Greening (former Conservative minister and founder of the Social Mobility Pledge), Lord Gus O’Donnell (former head of the Civil Service), Chris Llewellyn Smith (former Director General of CERN), and Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales).

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  7. The Blarney Pilgrims Irish Music Podcast Episode 60: Daithí Gormley Interview (Accordion)

    Last Night’s Fun; Joe Cooley, a -kick-you-in-the-chest-kind-of-accordion-player’; looking for the ghosts of James Morrison and Michael Coleman on the streets of New York CIty. Translating the music of the fiddle into the language of the box; a grandmother’s treasure trove of recordings for the aspiring musician; the chancey magic of a recording session with the right people at the right time.

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