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Tagged with “on the media” (6)

  1. Digital Dark Age – On The Media

    On this week’s episode of On the Media, we’re engaging in some chillingly informed speculation: what would happen if we, as a species, lost access to our electronic records? What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we no longer could draw from the well of of knowledge accrued through the ages? What if we fell into…a digital dark age?

    http://www.onthemedia.org/story/digital-dark-age/

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  2. Did science fiction predict the future of journalism?

    What’s the future of journalism? Amidst countless conferences, anxious op-eds and much hand-wringing, journalist Loren Ghiglione believes he might have found some answers in an unlikely place: science fiction. Despite his initial disdain for the genre, Ghiglione explains to Brooke that sci-fi is full of predictions that we’d be wise to consider.

    http://www.onthemedia.org/story/did-science-fiction-predict-future-journalism/

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  3. Behind The Code Curtain

    The products made by Apple, Google, and Facebook in large part mediate our experience of the world, and yet most of us haven’t a clue about how they actually work. Brooke speaks with Paul Ford, the writer and programmer behind this week’s 72-page issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, "What is Code?," about the integral role code plays in our lives.

    http://www.onthemedia.org/story/behind-code-curtain/

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  4. The Personal Data Revolution

    It’s possible for the average person to collect and analyze unprecedented amounts of data about themselves. What was once the province of extreme athletes and dieters has been democratized and the resulting movement is called ‘The Quantified Self.’ Brooke speaks with Gary Wolf, who coined the term, a number of self-quantifiers, and MIT professor Deb Roy about what all this personal data really tells us about ourselves.

    http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2011/05/13/01

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  5. The Problem of Sock Puppets

    On the Media, a US NPR program, examines what happened when Dilbert creator Scott Adams joined Metafilter to defend himself in a forum criticizing him, but did so using a pseudonym. Scott Adams was outed very quickly by members in the forum, but Metafilter also confirmed it was Scott Adams after he refused to admit it himself.

    A great overview explaining the various cultures and community mores that exist across the internet, just as all communities differ from each other. The best overview how complicated social can be in 6 minutes.

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