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  1. Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life

    Mike Daisey was a self-described "worshipper in the cult of Mac." Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out.


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  2. Charlie Stross on Singularity 1 on 1: The World is Complicated. Elegant Narratives Explaining Everything Are Wrong!

    Want to find out why Charlie Stross thinks that the singularity, if it happens at all, may not leave any room for humans? Check out his interview for www.SingularityWeblog.com

    Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is award winning science fiction author Charles Stross. It was his seminal singularity book Accelerando that not only won the 2006 Locus Award (in addition to being a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and on the final ballot for the Hugo Award) but was also at least in part responsible for my launching of SingularitySymposium.com and SingularityWeblog.com.

    During my conversation with Charlie we discuss issues such as: his early interest in and love for science fiction; his work as a “code monkey” for a start up company during the first dot com boom of the late nineties and the resulting short sci fi story Lobsters (which eventually turned into Accelerando); his upcoming book Rule 34; his take on the human condition, brain uploading, the technological singularity and our chances of surviving it.

    Charles Stross, 46, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The winner of two Locus Reader Awards and winner of the 2005 and 2010 Hugo awards for best novella, Stross’ works have been translated into over twelve languages.

    Like many writers, Stross has had a variety of careers, occupations, and job-shaped-catastrophes in the past, from pharmacist (he quit after the second police stake-out) to first code monkey on the team of a successful dot-com startup (with brilliant timing he tried to change employer just as the bubble burst).


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  3. Nietzsche today - is philosophy relevant to education?

    Some philosophical scholars believe the our education system should make the teaching of philosophy more of a priority, so that people can understand the basics of philosophy and better understand and critically evaluate the teachings of the world's most influential philosophers. We mined some philosophy experts on the matter and examined what potential impact a lack of philosophy has on how we contextualize philosophical ideas today.

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  4. Arthur C. Clarke, Alvin Toffler, and Margaret Mead on Man’s Future

    What does the future look like from the past? This exciting program with three people that could not better represent the intelligentsia of futurism circa 1970. This recording is from a radio program called “Sound on Film”, a series on films and the people who make them. This episode is entitled “2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?” Recorded May 7th, 1970. Joseph Gelman is the moderator.

    At the time of this recording Arthur C. Clarke had recently collaborated on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick. Alvin Toffler’s mega-influential book, Future Shock, is about to be published. And Margaret Mead is the world’s foremost cultural anthropologist.

    An intriguing conversation that still has relevance today.

    2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?



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  5. Interview: Ben Burtt and J.W. Rinzler - ‘The Sounds of Star Wars’ : NPR

    It takes only a few seconds of sound — a spaceship launching, the familiar clash of lightsabers — to know that you are positively not in Kansas anymore. These are the sounds of Star Wars — from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, three-dimensional in a way that envelops you and that has changed the way movie soundtracks get assembled.

    Now the most celebrated of these sounds have been collected for a new book-and-audio collection, The Sounds of Star Wars, written by J.W. Rinzler and including a foreword by the architect of that audioscape himself: renowned sound designer Ben Burtt.


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  6. Surveillance

    We spy on the new culture of surveillance. Kurt Andersen talks to technologist and philosopher Jaron Lanier about why we have to watch the watchers. An artist meticulously tracks government spy satellites crossing the night sky. A computer scientist explains what goes into building a facial recognition system. And sitting silently in her car, a photographer secretly snaps pictures of strangers in their homes.

    From http://www.studio360.org/episodes/2010/12/17

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  7. NPP103: Beatriz Busaniche – Argentina Copyleft!

    Beatriz Busaniche ist eine der Autorinnen des gestern erschienenen Buchs “Argentina Copyleft!” und erzählt uns von der Copyright-Situation in Argentinien, das zu den Ländern mit den restriktivsten Copyright-Gesetzen gehört. International am bekanntesten ist wohl der Fall des Philosophieprofessors Horacio Potel, der spanische Übersetzungen der Werke von Nietzsche, Heidegger und Derrida für seine Studenten ins Netz stellte und sich damit nicht unerhebliche juristische Schwierigkeiten einhandelte. Eine große Welle der Solidarisierung ging seinem Freispruch voraus. Mit etwas breiterem Blick auf die Idee des geistigen Eigentums betont sie zum Ende des Gesprächs die Bedeutung von Dezentralität und Medienkompetenz für den Erhalt des Internets wie wir es heute kennen. Wie immer gibt es das Gespräch als .ogg und als .mp3.


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  8. Hauptstadtpiraten #8 | Suchtpolitik

    Zusammen mit Heide Hagen, Benjamin Meyer, Steffen Geyer und Hans Cousto spricht Martin über das neue suchtpolitische Grundsatzprogramm der Berliner Piraten. Von den Ursprüngen der Prohibition, falschen Annahmen und Ängsten bezüglich Süchten und den politischen Verboten, die daraus entstanden, bis hin zu einer progressiven Idee einer aufgeklärten und aufklärenden Gesellschaft mit mündigen süchtigen Bürgern wird die Suchtpolitik mit Piratenbezug ausgebreitet.

    Themen sind unter anderem die Opiumkonferenzen, Gesundheitspolitik, Drogenbeauftragte, Suchtdefinition, Suchtauswirkung, Suchtklassifikation, Suchtaufklärung, Aufklärung und Stärkung der mündigen Bürger, Märchen und historische Fehlannahmen über Süchte, Suchtstudien, Glaubwürdigkeit von Parteien in der Suchtpolitik, Suchtforscher, soziale Einrichtungen, Suchtprevention…

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