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  1. The mystery of time - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    More or less everything you know about time is wrong. This is no single time, but every one of you lives within your own time. Time passes at a different speed for each one of you. There is even no ‘now’ that you share with the person next to you. And the past only exists in your mind created by your memories.

    The Order of Time presented at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. 30 April 2018

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  2. The morality of robots: Genevieve Bell’s predictions for the future of AI - Conversations - ABC Radio

    Genevieve had never imagined a life in technology, until a chance meeting in a bar in Palo Alto.

    A chance meeting in a bar one night led a young Australian academic Genevieve Bell into a job she’d never expected.

    She was hired by software maker, Intel, as their resident anthropologist.

    Her boss asked her to find out how people outside America were using their cell phones.

    This began fourteen years of helping translate how humans use technology back to the software engineers who make the machines in the first place.

    Now Genevieve is back in Australia, in a job which aims to transform how we think about the interconnectedness of the technological world.

    In an era of rising anxiety about Artificial Intelligence, she says many predictions about the AI-driven future are far too apocalyptic.

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  3. Facebook and the last days of reality: futurist Mark Pesce - Conversations - ABC Radio

    Is our increasing immersion in the online world affecting our ability to distinguish between what’s real and what’s not?

    Mark is an inventor, writer and entrepreneur, with more than three decades experience in digital technology.

    He believes Facebook is constantly trying to shape the emotional state of its users, to make them happy to stay there longer.

    Mark says the world is increasingly being presented to us as we want to see it, rather than as it really is.

    Looking ahead, he is wondering whether we’re approaching the last days of reality.

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  4. Space travel

    Enrico Palermo gives detailed insights into how space tourism is evolving and the opportunities it can provide for new science and exploration.

    The era of commercial space travelling is about to begin. As early as by the end of this year, the first spaceships could take tourists into sub-orbital space. But it doesn’t come cheap, as you would expect. A ticket will cost you 250,000 US dollar. On Big Ideas right after the news, Enrico Palermo gives detailed insights into how space tourism is evolving and the opportunities it can provide for new science and exploration.

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  5. Untangling the web with Dr Aleks Krotoski - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Social psychologist Aleks Krotoski has spent a decade untangling the effects of the web on our lives. She broadcasts and writes on our increasingly co-dependent relationship with the online world. She talks with ABC Radio National’€™s Marc Fennell live at the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013

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  6. How NOT to be a wine wanker

    If you’ve ever felt overawed, or even irritated, by someone’s endless knowledge of wine then this night of mythbusting will help get your own back.

    There’s no mistaking someone who loves to show off their wine knowledge. The vintage, the terroir, the way the winemaker parts their hair.

    These ‘wine wankers’ will snuffle and snort and pontificate their way through social occasions and explain at cellar doors how the wine could have been made differently.

    Miss Pearls knows only too well. She used to sell wine at cellar doors and come face to face with these ‘experts’.

    Bar manager Miss Pearls and sommelier Dan Sims turn those pretensions on their head with a hugely successful dissertation and imbibing session called ‘How Not to Drink Wine Like a Wanker’ which has enjoyed a sold-out season on top of a building during the 20th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

    Participants, most of them women, learn how to taste and appreciate wine without boring others and get the chance to sample a range of reds, whites and champagne.

    It all ends with Miss Pearls taking to a bottle of champers with a bayonet, in a glorious moment of French excess called sabrage!

    On the way Dan and Miss Pearls debunk some old expectations of the vino, and explain there’s no stupid question when asking about what you’d like to drink.

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  7. Reinventing archival methods - Future Tense, ABC Radio Nation

    Archivists were once the people who managed and preserved our records. They were the ones you turned to first if you needed information.

    But in an environment where documents are now just a mouse click away how do archivists ensure they remain relevant in the 21st century? We talk about data systems, preservation and relevancy in the modern world of the archivist – the record keeper.

    The Australian Society of Archivists assisted Future Tense in attending the Recordkeeping Roundtable workshop. They had no role in editorial or content decisions relating to this program.

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  8. Interview: Tom Standage

    There is nothing new under the sun, says Ecclesiastes, and when it comes to social media Tom Standage has set out to prove the saying right. His day job is as a journalist and the digital editor at The Economist. But he’s also the author of a book called The Victorian Internet. And he’s got another in the pipeline called Cicero’s Web. I began by asking him about a technology which totally transformed Australian life in the Victorian era - the telegraph wire.

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  9. Digital archaeology and the temporary nature of technology

    As our fast paced digital world continues what does that mean for the way we think about preserving things like old webpages and obsolete media formats. Are there possible lessons from our digital past for our digital future? We explore the fragility of our electronic data and also the temporary nature of the technology we use to access it. We also join the excavation of a 1970s computer chip - called the 6502!

    Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Digital Environments at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.
    Jim Boulton, Curator of the ‘Digital Archaeology’ exhibition and Deputy Managing Director of Story Worldwide.
    Greg James, Digital archaeologist, part of the visual 6502 team and software engineer.
    Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive.
    Paul Koerbin, Manager of web archiving at the National Library of Australia.

    Further Information:
    Finn Brunton’s profile (

    Finn Brunton interview on ‘dead media’ (

    The Internet Archive (

    Pandora Archive (

    Digital Archaeology Exhibition (

    Visual 6502 Project (

    Archaeology Magazine feature on digital archaeology (

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