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iamdanw / Dan W

I like to make things

There are eleven people in iamdanw’s collective.

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  1. The Day the Earth Moved

    How scientists learned the earth’s crust is made up of shifting plates.

    Roland Pease tells the story of how fifty years ago geologists finally became convinced that the earth’s crust is made up of shifting plates. The idea of mobile continents, continental drift, had been talked about, for example because it looked like Africa and South America had once been joined, and were now separated by the Atlantic. But given the solidity of rocks and the vastness of continents, that idea made no sense. Until plate tectonics, as it became known, gave it a scientific basis and rebuilt it into a mechanism that explained earthquakes, mountain belts, chains of volcanic islands and many other geological phenomena. Roland Pease talks to many of the key researchers in the story, now in their 70s and 80s, and finds out how their work transformed our understanding of the earth.

    Picture: Tectonic plates of planet earth - map with names of major and minor plates, Credit: PeterHermesFurian

    Presenter: Roland Pease

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvpg2

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  2. The Essay: Watershed

    Nikesh Shukla on Watershed in Bristol and how it helped him fall in love with the city.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09k8plx

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  3. Mistakes Were Made

    It’s the late 1960s, and in the new technology of cryonics, a California TV repairman named Bob sees an opportunity to help people cheat death. But freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds. Harder still was admitting to the family members of people Bob had frozen that he’d screwed up. Badly.

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    Original video: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/354/mistakes-were-made/
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:43:45 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  4. 48. Paola Antonelli

    Paola Antonelli is the senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design and the Director of R&D at MoMA where she’s expanded the traditional definition of design by acquiring pieces like the @ sign, the original emoji set, and Minecraft. Originally trained as an architect, Antonelli has written and edited for publications like Domus, Metropolis, ID, and Harper’s Bazaar and was previously taught at the University of California and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In this wide ranging episode, Paola and I talk about design as a methodology, the problems with design education, and why she wants to make everyone design critic.

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    Original video: https://m.soundcloud.com/scratchingthesurfacefm/48-paola-antonelli
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:55:10 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  5. 220: High vs. Low Trust societies, Folk Tales and Technology

    Special guest podcast with Henry Cooke (@prehensile), founder of the subcultures.club forum High vs. low trust societies Folk tales and cultural ideas about technology UVB-76 Note: No Naomi or Andrea this week

    Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia

    http://thecultures.libsyn.com/220-high-vs-low-trust-societies-folk-tales-and-technology

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  6. Ep30. A conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley about Guangzhou Dream Factory – Ufahamu Africa

    After an unplanned break, the podcast returns this week, highlighting a new film: Guangzhou Dream Factory. In a conversation with filmmaker Christiane Badgley (@pipelinedreams), we talk about African migrants in China and the missed opportunities in these entrepreneurs’ home countries. Much of Badgley’s earlier work is set in Africa. In recent years, she has focused…

    https://ufahamuafrica.com/2017/10/07/ep30-a-conversation-with-filmmaker-christiane-badgley-about-guangzhou-dream-factory/

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  7. DNA VR: how it all started. How to build a VR Arcade and what to focus on.

    We recorded this podcast and shared a couple of thoughts on Virtual Reality Arcades and DNA VR in particular

    https://www.dnavr.co.uk/b/dna-vr-how-it-all-started-how-to-build-a-vr-arcade-and-what-to-focus-on-

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  8. 46. Elizabeth Glickfeld

    Elizabeth Glickfeld is a design writer and lecturer currently based in London. She’s the co-founder, along with Anna Bates, of Dirty Furniture, a new kind of design magazine that looks at "when design leaves the showroom" by focusing each issue on a specific piece of furniture. She’s also written for various publications including Eye, Design Issues, Domus and Frieze magazine. Previously, she was a student in The Royal College of Art’s Critical Writing in Art and Design program and was a lecturer in design theory and history at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. In this episode, Elizabeth and I talk about her background in design and writing, the goals of Dirty Furniture, and experimenting with new forms of design writing. Links from this episode can be found at scratchingthesurface.fm.

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    Original video: https://m.soundcloud.com/scratchingthesurfacefm/46-elizabeth-glickfeld
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:13:38 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  9. Dent Guys Chase Hail Storms To Find Repair Work : NPR

    Paintless Dent Repair technicians follow the hail across the country. They travel the world helping car dealerships and auto body shops deal with the deluge of damage that comes after a hail storm.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/06/17/322800366/dent-guys-chase-hail-storms-to-find-repair-work

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  10. 45. Geoff Manaugh

    Geoff Manaugh’s blog BLDGBLOG, which he started in 2004 to talk about architecture and landscapes, has been one of my favorite blogs for years. He’s also the author of the book, A Burglar’s Guide to the City, which was optioned for television by CBS, and has contributed to publications like The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cabinet Magazine, The New Yorker, and Domus. In this episode, Geoff and I talk about how architecture became the center of a venn diagram of his various interests, the changing state of architecture discourse, working with editors, and how to look at design through new lenses.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/scratchingthesurfacefm/45-geoff-manaugh
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:35:13 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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