Tagged with “technology” (419)

  1. Think Culture Is a Space Opera? Nah, It’s a Trojan Horse | WIRED

    In the latest ‘Geeks’ Guide to the Galaxy’ podcast, Simone Caroti discusses his critical survey of the Culture series by sci-fi author Iain Banks.

    https://www.wired.com/2016/06/geeks-guide-iain-banks/

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  2. 03 | Fast, smart and connected: All technology has a history (and a country) - Boyer Lectures - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Professor Genevieve Bell reveals how new technologies change life, but rarely in the ways we anticipate. How might the origin stories of the typewriter, the robot and electricity equip us to invent the future?

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/boyerlectures/genevieve-bell-fast-smart-and-connected-technology-has-a-history/9011390

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  3. 02 | Fast, smart and connected: Dealing lightning with both hands - Boyer Lectures - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Professor Genevieve Bell looks at how personal computers and the internet have reshaped our lives, and the possibilities we’ve imagined for ourselves and each other.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/boyerlectures/genevieve-bell-fast-smart-and-connected-dealing-lightning/9011388

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  4. 01 | Fast, smart and connected: Where it all began - Boyer Lectures - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Professor Genevieve Bell explains why she’s returned home after decades in Silicon Valley, and explores Australia’s role in building our current digital world.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/boyerlectures/genevieve-bell-fast-smart-and-connected-where-it-all-began/9011340

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  5. Highest-Capacity Data Cable

    There is news of the high-capacity data cable stretching across the Atlantic that has now been completed. The cable is threaded across the ocean floor from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bilbao, Spain.

    Researchers from MIT are developing a system that allows a “Primer” robot to don various exoskeletons to give it different capabilities. Daniela Rus from MIT joins Click to discuss it.

    Nisha Ligon’s company Ubongo is a winner of this year’s WISE award. Ligon talks about designing digital material for school children in Africa.

    An AI retreat at the location in Norway used for the film Ex-Machina has been the focus of expert discussion on the future of AI. Bill Thompson joined the retreat arranged by Clearleft’s Andy Budd.

    Fixfest, the first international gathering for the community repair movement takes place at the weekend bringing together fixers from Argentina to Norway. Click hears from one of the organisers, Janet Gaunter of the Restart Project and from Jean-Sébastien Bigras whose company Insertech specialises in teaching repair and preventing waste.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstxl1

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  6. The Source Code: William Gibson

    You know who’s read a lot of the work of sci fi author William Gibson? Our new Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood. She spoke with him for about 40 minutes, going in depth on the plots of his books including "The Peripheral," and his forthcoming book "Agency." He also talked about the loss of innocence from learning about a new kind of technology (his was the internet) and his favorite parts of the web (he’s a big fan of Twitter — you can find him @GreatDismal).

    https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/06/tech/source-code-william-gibson

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  7. danah boyd — The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - | On Being

    Steeped in the cutting edge of research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives. And that cyber-bullying is an online reflection of the offline world, and blaming technology is missing the point.

    https://onbeing.org/programs/danah-boyd-the-internet-of-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-jul2017/

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  8. Presentable #27: Designing Hardware is Insanely Difficult - Relay FM

    Hardware designer Matt Webb joins the show to discuss why it’s so difficult to design great physical products, how our expectations have changed recently, and why he loves wearing his Snapchat Spectacles to cricket matches.

    https://www.relay.fm/presentable/27

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  9. How actress Hedy Lamarr became the ‘mother of Wi-Fi’ | Public Radio International

    During her years as a film star, little was known of Lamarr’s offscreen technological inventions. Now, Hollywood is finally taking notice.

    https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-06-25/how-actress-hedy-lamarr-became-mother-wi-fi

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  10. Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? – podcast | Technology | The Guardian

    Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it?

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2017/jun/19/rise-of-the-machines-who-is-the-internet-of-things-good-for-podcast

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