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  1. The Human Values Framework Episode 5

    BBC Research & Development is examining how core human values relate to digital media use, in order to enhance service design and improve impact measurement. Empirical research has identified fourteen core values, all underpinned by human needs and psychological drivers. These are the basis of the Human Values Framework, a new approach to the design of online services.

    In this series of podcasts Lead Researcher Lianne Kerlin is joined by Senior Firestarter Ian Forrester to discuss the human values framework from different contexts. They are joined by experts in design, social impact of technology and other disciplines.

    Episode 5: Covid-19 and the Human Values Framework

    Using the Human Values Framework as a lens to understand the impact of Covid-19 on people’s lives Presenters: Lianne Kerlin, Ian Forrester Guests: - Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino - Designswarm - Paulien Dresscher - Netherlands film festival & Publicspaces.net - Yancey Strickler - Co-founder of Kickstarter & entrepreneur

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  2. Reasons to be optimistic about climate change action

    Decision makers and political leaders around the globe may be preoccupied with tackling the coronavirus, but they should not forget about climate change.

    We have ten years to halve global greenhouse gas emissions, and move toward zero emissions.

    Failure to do so will lead to environmental catastrophe.

    So believes Christiana Figueres, former head of the UN convention on climate change, who helped deliver the Paris agreement.

    She explains to Paul Barclay why she is optimistic.

    Recorded on March 11, 2020, at HOTA on the Gold Coast, as part of the Out Loud festival. Presented in conjunction with Griffith University

    Speaker:

    Christiana Figueres - diplomat, author former Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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  3. The Human Values Framework: Episode 3

    An open discussion about the impact of human values in a digital society

    BBC Research & Development is examining how core human values relate to digital media use, in order to enhance service design and improve impact measurement. Empirical research has identified fourteen core values, all underpinned by human needs and psychological drivers. These are the basis of the Human Values Framework, a new approach to the design of online services.

    In this series of podcasts Lead Researcher Lianne Kerlin is joined by Senior Firestarter Ian Forrester to discuss the human values framework from different contexts. They are joined by experts in design, social impact of technology and other disciplines.

    Episode 3: Exploring the underlying philosophy A discussion of the philosophical thinking that underpins the Human Values Framework Presenters: Lianne Kerlin, Ian Forrester

    Guests; - Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino - Designswarm - David Jay - Centre for Humane Technology - Katja Bego - Nesta - Mark Surman - Mozilla Foundation - Paulien Dresscher - Netherlands film festival & Publicspaces.net - Yancey Strickler - Co-founder of Kickstarter & entrepreneur

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  4. The Human Values Framework: Episode 4

    BBC Research & Development is examining how core human values relate to digital media use, in order to enhance service design and improve impact measurement. Empirical research has identified fourteen core values, all underpinned by human needs and psychological drivers. These are the basis of the Human Values Framework, a new approach to the design of online services.

    In this series of podcasts Lead Researcher Lianne Kerlin is joined by Senior Firestarter Ian Forrester to discuss the human values framework from different contexts. They are joined by experts in design, social impact of technology and other disciplines.

    Episode 4: Measuring success using the framework Are human values the new way to measure success and value in a digital age? Presenters: Lianne Kerlin, Ian Forrester

    Guests:

    • Brian Suda - Optional.is
    • David Jay - Centre for Humane Technology
    • Mark Surman - Mozilla Foundation
    • Solana Larson - Mozilla Foundation
    • Yancey Strickler - Co-founder of Kickstarter & entrepreneur

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  5. The Human Values Framework: Episode 1

    BBC Research & Development is examining how core human values relate to digital media use, in order to enhance service design and improve impact measurement. Empirical research has identified fourteen core values, all underpinned by human needs and psychological drivers. These are the basis of the Human Values Framework, a new approach to the design of online services.

    In this series of podcasts Lead Researcher Lianne Kerlin is joined by Senior Firestarter Ian Forrester to discuss the Human Values Framework from different contexts. They are joined by experts in design, social impact of technology and other disciplines.

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  6. Human Values Framework: Episode 2

    An open discussion about the impact of human values in a digital society

    BBC Research & Development is examining how core human values relate to digital media use, in order to enhance service design and improve impact measurement. Empirical research has identified fourteen core values, all underpinned by human needs and psychological drivers. These are the basis of the Human Values Framework, a new approach to the design of online services.

    In this series of podcasts Lead Researcher Lianne Kerlin is joined by Senior Firestarter Ian Forrester to discuss the human values framework from different contexts. They are joined by experts in design, social impact of technology and other disciplines.

    Episode 2: Applying the Framework

    Presenters: Lianne Kerlin, Ian Forrester

    Guests: - Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino - Designswarm - Katja Bego - Nesta - Paulien Dresscher - Netherlands film festival & Publicspaces.net - Solana Larson - Mozilla Foundation

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  7. LICORICE: A DARK AND SALTY STRANGER

    Licorice is a polarizing candy: there are those who pick out the black jelly beans, those who think Twizzlers are better than Red Vines, and those who won’t travel without a supply of salty dark lozenges. The dark and chewy treat begins life as a plant root that is more than fifty times as sweet as sugar. This episode, we tell the story of how a traditional remedy become England’s first branded candy, and we get to the bottom of a medical mystery (licorice poisoning!) in a tale that involves both Tutankhamun and Henry VIII.

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  8. Design Notes: AI-Mediated Art

    BJ Best on collaborating with computers to create poetry, music, and visual art.

    Design Notes is a show about creative work and what it teaches us. Each episode, we speak with people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice. In this episode, Liam speaks with BJ Best, a poet who teaches computers to do what humans can’t. His ArtyBots are part of a vibrant scene of robots creating, sharing, and collaborating on virtual art. In the interview, Best describes the reflective opportunities and editorial impact of a bot-created body of work numbering in the tens of thousands. We always have the ability to create something beautiful in the face of whatever external pressures we might be up against.

    — BJ Best

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  9. Desert Island Discs - Steve Backshall, Explorer

    Steve Backshall is an explorer, naturalist and broadcaster.

    His BAFTA-winning programmes bring viewers of every generation closer to nature – from the children’s series Deadly 60, featuring close encounters with the most dangerous and venomous creatures on earth, to Blue Planet Live and Springwatch.

    His interest in the natural world began at a young age, after his parents decided to swap their terraced house for a smallholding with goats, ducks and geese.

    His big break as a broadcaster arrived when National Geographic offered him the post of Adventurer in Residence and he’s been taking on the most arduous challenges and toughest environments on earth ever since. He ran a marathon in the Sahara and has swum cage-free with great white sharks.

    His adventures have also brought him many near-death moments. He broke his back while rock climbing and recently almost drowned while kayaking in Bhutan.

    Steve is married to the Olympic champion rower Helen Glover, and they have a two year old son and twins born earlier this year.

    DISC ONE: Beautiful War by Kings of Leon DISC TWO: The Wind by Cat Stevens DISC THREE: Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead DISC FOUR: Even After All by Finley Quaye DISC FIVE: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Ash Cutler and Rachael Hawnt DISC SIX: Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley DISC SEVEN: 6 Words by Wretch 32 DISC EIGHT: This Life by Vampire Weekend

    BOOK CHOICE: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez LUXURY ITEM: A guitar CASTAWAY’S FAVOURITE: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Ash Cutler and Rachael Hawnt

    Presenter: Lauren Laverne Producer: Sarah Taylor

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  10. She Gets Calls And Texts Meant For Elon Musk. Some Are Pretty Weird

    There are a lot of people trying to reach celebrity entrepreneur Elon Musk. Sometimes, though, they get Lyndsay Tucker, a 25-year-old skin care consultant.

    Tucker, who works at a Sephora beauty store in San Jose, Calif., had never heard of the Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO until a couple years ago, when she began fielding a steady stream of calls and text messages intended for him.

    "I asked my mom, ‘Hey, I keep getting these text messages’ — and I was also now starting to get phone calls — ‘for this guy Elon Musk. I don’t know who this is,’ " Tucker said. "And my mom’s jaw just dropped."

    Turns out, Tucker’s cellphone number used to be registered to Musk. On any given day, she receives at least three calls or texts intended for Musk, whom she has never met.

    Enlarge this image When told of the traffic to his former number, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, said: "That number is so old! I’m surprised it’s still out there somewhere." Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images If the maverick billionaire provokes a scandal, as he is wont to do, her phone blows up with a torrent of messages. (Full disclosure: I reached out to Musk during one of those controversies, when he threatened to sue the California county that is home to Tesla’s manufacturing plant over its coronavirus-related restrictions. Instead, I got Tucker.)

    She has accidentally intercepted far more interesting calls than mine, however. One woman volunteered to go to space with SpaceX. Another person sent a blueprint for a bionic limb. "Which is, No. 1, really cool," Tucker said. "But I have no idea how it’s built."

    Tesla’s Elon Musk Rants Again, Calls Lockdowns Forcible Imprisonment And ‘Fascist’ THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS Tesla’s Elon Musk Rants Again, Calls Lockdowns Forcible Imprisonment And ‘Fascist’ A South African businessman asked about buying 1,000 trucks. The Internal Revenue Service called about a complicated tax issue.

    "I assumed I had messed something up," Tucker said about that call. "It was a huge relief they weren’t looking for me."

    Former Walt Disney executive John Lasseter texted about the Tesla he bought, calling it a "magnificent car!!!" and adding, "The self driving is a trip!"

    "I actually ended up going to the same college as his son," Tucker said of Lasseter.

    "I got to talk to him and apologized for never messaging his father back," she said. "We ended up laughing about it."

    Recently, Jeff Gold, an Atlanta-area inventor, who did business with Musk in the 1990s, sent a text about some coronavirus research.

    Are You Ready To Go Back To Work? Share Your Story YOUR MONEY Are You Ready To Go Back To Work? Share Your Story "He gave me his number a long time ago," Gold said. "I just went on and tracked down the correct number and resent my text."

    Public records show that Tucker’s number was once associated with a condo Musk bought and sold years ago in Palo Alto, Calif. After Musk got rid of the number, AT&T randomly reassigned it to Tucker. But online, the number took on a life of its own. It was replicated on dozens of listing websites as Musk’s current digits.

    "Whenever I see his name pop up in the news, I’m like, ‘OK, I have to actually learn what he said because chances are, someone is going to message me about it or call me about it,’" Tucker said. "Even though I find it funny most of the time, it does get irritating sometimes when it’s like call after call after call." Jessica Chou for NPR NPR reached out to Musk to see whether he knew about his long-lost number. He replied with a short email.

    "Wow," Musk said. "That number is so old! I’m surprised it’s still out there somewhere."

    Some of those who texted Tucker said Musk himself provided the number to them. When NPR asked Musk whether he gave out that number to people he was trying to dodge, he did not respond.

    However people obtain the number, it is often up to Tucker to convince them she is not Musk.

    "They say, ‘Oh, how do I know you’re not Elon?’ " she said. "And they suddenly want proof that I’m not him even though they’re obviously talking to a woman on the phone."

    The incessant calls and texts offer Tucker a rare window into the life of the flamboyant tech CEO, a glimpse she finds "amusing." Yet sometimes it can feel like a full-time job.

    Tucker, who is also an aspiring actress and has listed her contact information on dozens of résumés, is keeping the phone number. Jessica Chou for NPR "Whenever I see his name pop up in the news, I’m like, ‘OK, I have to actually learn what he said because, chances are, someone is going to message me about it or call me about it,’ " Tucker said. "Even though I find it funny most of the time, it does get irritating sometimes when it’s like call after call after call."

    She intends to keep the number, since she’s an aspiring actress with a network of contacts who know her by those digits.

    But she acknowledges that her ability to respond to all the Musk calls and texts changes by the day.

    To those who think it is Musk ignoring them, Tucker has a message.

    "I’m sorry. Sometimes I don’t respond if I’m having a rough day. So if you didn’t get a response, it’s probably me, not him," she said. "Don’t feel too let down."

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