Tagged with “podcast” (76)

  1. Mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital - Conversations - ABC Radio

    Avi is revolutionising the image of traditional folk instrument, the mandolin (R)

    Avi grew up in Be’er Sheva in Israel, where he learned mandolin from a violinist.

    Not until he went to Italy to study at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory of Music in Padua, did he play music written specifically for his instrument.

    Today his style sits somewhere between the traditional mandolin technique he was taught in Italy, and his own.

    Avi now lives in Berlin and performs all over the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

    His renditions of Baroque and folk music, in concert and recordings, have been described as ‘electric’, and have seen his acclaim, and touring schedule, grow dramatically.

    In a first for a mandolinist, Avi was nominated for a Best Instrumental Soloist Grammy in 2010.


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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. Listen: Adam Savage interviews Kevin Kelly

    Writer and Founding Editor of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, sits down with Adam to talk about why the fiction we write today shapes our very real tomorrow.


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  5. Listen: Adam Savage interviews Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith sits down with Adam fan to fan to obsess over Planet of the Apes reruns, Star Wars action figures and why science fiction is his personal moral compass.


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  6. Adam Savage interviews John Knoll

    John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer of Industrial Light and Magic and visual effects legend, sits down with Adam and reveals how he cold called his way into LucasFilm.


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  7. Episode 565 - Women in gay bars. We have a problem. | Savage Lovecast

    Women in gay bars. We have a problem.

    Dan Savage, America’s only advice columnist, answers your sex questions on the Internets. To record a question for Dan to be answered in a later podcast, call 206-302-2064.


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  8. How to grow a blog and remain true to your audience - Chris Coyier (CSS-Tricks & CodePen) | Hacking UI

    It is our pleasure to present to you Chris Coyier. Chris started his journey writing blogs he didn’t enjoy, and eventually realized that his passion was actually in coding the blogs and crafting the CSS behind them. He eventually closed down all of his blogs except one, and CSS-Tricks was born. His blog is now one of the largest front-end development blogs in the world and paved the way for his platform, CodePen, which allows developers to share demos of front-end code while inspecting the code at the same time.

    Chris is also the host of the podcast, ShopTalk, speaks at conferences around the world, and this year he published his second book, Practical SVG, which is all about using SVG on the web. In this episode, Chris discusses his strategies for blog growth, valuable tips for monetization, the proper etiquette for sharing sponsored content, and much more.

    This is the twelfth episode of the second season of the Hacking UI podcast, ‘Scaling a Side Project’. In this season we interview designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs who built and scaled successful side projects that we admire.


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  9. How the Irish created the great wines of Bordeaux (and elsewhere)

    I confess, quaffing a Lynch-Bages or a snifter of Hennessy, I have wondered how it is that such fine upstanding Irish names come to be associated with cognac and claret. There my wonderings ended, until a recent visit to Ireland, where, in Cork and Kinsale, I found answers. Starting in the 17th century an intrepid band of Irish emigrants set out first for France, then the rest of Europe, and ultimately almost anywhere wines are made. And almost everywhere they went, the Irish diaspora had an impact on wine-making that belies the idea that the Irish know only about beers.

    The story is a complex one, built on tarriff wars, free trade and political union, with a touch of religious persecution thrown in for good measure.

    Sound familiar?


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  10. A brief history of Irish butter

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Butter Museum in Cork, Ireland, features on some lists of the world’s quirky etc. food museums but not others. It ought to be on all of them. This is a seriously interesting museum for anyone who likes butter, and in my book, that means just about everyone. (I refuse absolutely to say anything about the impact – if any – of butter on health, not least because there’s nothing certain one can say.) It sits next to the grand Butter Exchange, built when the Cork Butter Market sat like a colossus astride the global market. The Irish butter traded through Cork was done in by refrigeration, fell to the lowest level possible, and then emerged again after Ireland joined the European Union, by returning to the principles that made the Cork Butter Exchange great. The Butter Museum tells the whole story. This episode tells a bit of it.


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