Andrew Blum with a behind the scenes look at the internet

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  1. LSE Public Lecture | Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet

    Speaker(s): Andrew Blum
    Chair: Dr Ellen Helsper

    Recorded on 3 July 2012 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

    The internet is not some abstract "cloud" of connectivity - it exists in tubes - on the ground and under the sea. Andrew Blum explains how the internet exists in the real world and makes the case for why we all need to understand this.

    This event celebrates the publication of Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet.

    Andrew Blum is a correspondent at Wired (U.S.) magazine whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow

  2. Andrew Blum | Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet - Free Library Podcast

    Recorded 6/7/2012

    Andrew Blum is a correspondent at Wired and a contributing editor at Metropolis, whose writing about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, and Popular Science. Blum studied English and architecture history at Amherst College, and received his M.A. in human geography from the University of Toronto. From tiny fiber optic cables buried beneath Manhattan’s busy streets to the 10,000-mile-long undersea cable connecting Europe and West Africa, Blum chronicles the intriguing development of the internet in his new book, Tubes.

    —Huffduffed by michaelfox

  3. The physical reality of our digital world - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    We often think of our digital world as something that’s not about physical stuff, but about things that happen out there in the air, in space. We speak of cyber space and cloud-computing. But how much of our digital infrastructure is grounded in physical reality? And what are some of the future implications of the growing push to move more of our data into cloud based technology?

    Andrew Blum, Correspondent for Wired and Contributing Editor to Metropolis. Author of ‘Tubes: Behind The Scenes At The Internet’.

    Dr danah boyd, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.

    Ted Striphas, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Indiana University’s Department of Communication and Culture.

    John Naughton, Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University in the UK and columnist for The Observer Newspaper.

    Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst, Cool IT Campaign, Greenpeace International.

    Rich Wolski, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc. And Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Title: Tubes: Behind The Scenes At The Internet
    Author: Andrew Blum
    Publisher: Viking (Penguin Australia)

    Further Information:
    Andrew Blum’s website (
    Rich Wolski’s webpage (
    Ted Striphas website (
    GreenPeace Cool IT Challenge (
    danah boyd’s website (
    John Naughton’s Guardian Profile (

    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow

  4. Guardian Books podcast: Andrew Miller wins Costa book of the year

    Andrew Miller reads from and discusses his novel Pure, which has won this year’s Costa book of the year prize, and we listen in to last night’s award ceremony.

    As Andrew Miller’s Pure is anointed the 2011 Costa book of the year, we listen in to the award ceremony with Sarah Crown and discuss what his win means for the 40-year-old prize. Miller talks to Lindesay Irvine about hope, history and his approach to fiction, and reads a section from his novel, which is based on the true story of the demolition of Paris’s cemetery of Les Innocents soon before the country was convulsed by revolution.

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  5. Books and Authors

    Mariella Frostrup speaks to Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer about her collected short fiction; author Tom Holland discusses the legacy of I, Claudius; writers Ian McMillan, Tessa Hadley and Andrew Martin explain the enduring allure of railways in fiction.

    —Huffduffed by drzax