Ilya Grigorik joined the show to talk about GitHub Archive, logging and archiving GitHub’s public event data, and how he uses Google BigQuery to make querying that data accessible to everyone.
Adam Day, "States of Disorder, Ecosystems of Governance: Complexity Theory Applied to UN Statebuilding in the DRC and South Sudan" (Oxford UP, 2022)
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One of the key issues with blockchain networks is the lack of interoperability. In the early days of Bitcoin, blockchain interoperability was far from people's minds. However, as new networks continued to emerge and gain traction, the ability to move assets freely from one blockchain to another has become a critical feature.
We're joined by Jae Kwon, CEO and Founder of Tendermint, the team which is launching the Cosmos Network. Cosmos aims to build the internet of blockchains: A global network of blockchains, connected through hubs that allow trustless token transfer. Jae joined us to discuss the Cosmos vision, the underlying Tendermint consensus algorithm and upcoming fundraiser.
Topics discussed in this episode: - What Cosmos is and the problems it hopes to solve - How Tendermint and Ethereum relate to Cosmos - How Cosmos differs from other attemps to solve blockchain interoperability - Cosmos' consensus algorithm, BFT-PoS - The role of Hubs and Zones in the Cosmos Network - Cosmos' native asset, Atom, and its role in creating liquidity for inter-blockchain exchange - How validator nodes will be chosen - Governance in the Cosmos Network - Applications for Cosmos - The Atom fundraiser and Cosmos' pr…
How to Run Your Own Social — Darius Kazemi, Creator and Moderator of Friend.Camp — #164 – Nerd Farmer Podcast
You know how we say “Black Twitter,” “Legal Twitter,” “Academic Twitter,” or “Soccer Twitter”? What if those were real and distinct communities? What if there was a smaller “[Whatever You’re Into] Twitter” free of ads, SPAM, and corporate ownership by Meta and Elon Musk? That’s Darius Kazemi’s vision.
Darius is a computer programmer and digital artist. He is also an outspoken critic of corporate social media companies and the creator of Friend.Camp, a decentralized social media network he built and moderates. He’s an evangelist for these kinds of communities, networks run by groups with shared interests, shared values, and diligently moderated by members of the community. He joined us to talk about how people can build these sort of communities. He’s even written a guide on how to do so. Give this a listen and see how you can Run Your Own Social.
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Run Your Own Social
Done with Facebook and Twitter? Try building your own private social network – Fast Company
Mastodon – the Open Source Twitter Alternative
Scholar.Social – the Mastodon Server for academics and educators, discussed in the episode
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Melvyn Bragg explores chemistry's ongoing mission to understand irreducible substances.
Building out a managed Kubernetes service is a bigger job than you think - The Stack Overflow Podcast
On this sponsored episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Ben and Ryan talk with David Dymko and Walt Ribeiro of Vultr about what they went through to build their managed Kubernetes service as a cloud offering. It was a journey that ended not just with a managed K8s service, but also with a wealth of additional tooling, upgrades, and open sourcing.
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PUBLIC LECTURES | A FUTURE OF INTERNETS From Energy Literacy to Fossil-Free Imaginaries Thursday 10/3 | 7 – 10 PM CEST Lecture programme
As a kick-off of FIBER’s Reassemble Lab ‘Natural Intelligence’, this public programme will invite artists, technologists, researchers and policy makers to reflect upon the possibilities of a fossil-free internet based on ecological ethics and regenerative principles.
The immense possibilities of today’s internet services, data centres, artificial intelligence and rendered computer graphics have been made possible by a large supply of cheap energy sources: fossil fuels. The promises of yet another generation of artificial intelligence and the rise of the metaverse and NFT’s are unthinkable without the endless extraction and flow of fossil energy. Many are already talking about ‘data warming‘ as one of the strongly growing drivers of global warming.
This event present makers and thinkers who explore alternative networks and work on desirable internet futures. Join us to get to know them.
PROGRAMME 19:00 – Introduction | Jarl Schulp, Katía Truijen, Abdelrahman (Abdo) Hassan, Mick Jongeling 19:15 – Energy Literacy | Talk Marloes de Valk 19:35 – Fossil-Free Imaginaries | Talk Michelle Thorne 19:55 – Response + Q&A with Shayna Robinson & Abdelrahman (Abdo) Hassan 20…
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This is a conversation with speculative fiction writer and sustainability researcher Andrew Dana Hudson about the political dimensions of Solarpunk.
His stories have appeared in Slate Future Tense, Lightspeed Magazine, Vice Terraform, MIT Technology Review, Grist, Little Blue Marble, The New Accelerator, StarShipSofa and more, as well as various books and anthologies. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and longlisted for the BSFA. In 2016 his story “Sunshine State” won the first Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, and in 2017 he was runner up in the Kaleidoscope Writing The Future Contest. His 2015 essay “On the Political Dimensions of Solarpunk” has helped define and grow the “solarpunk” subgenre. He is a member of the cursed 2020 class of the Clarion Workshop.
- What is Solarpunk?
- Introduction to his essay “On the Political Dimensions of Solarpunk“
- The urgency of Solarpunk and the response to Cyberpunk
- Post-normal fiction
- Solarpunk and global network society: why did it start in the 2010s?
- The importance of care work
- Solarpunk and the future of cities
- Solarpunk and utopias
- Imagine 22…
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There are many components of trust throughout the internet, and most people don’t realize how far those layers of trust go back. The Trust Revolution looked backward to the internet’s early days and the development of the Network Time Protocol (NTP), invented by guest Dr. David Mills. Dr. Mills, a c…
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