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Tagged with “the internet” (3)

  1. Cory Doctorow on losing the open Web

    In this episode of the Hardware podcast, we talk with writer and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow. He’s recently rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation to fight a World Wide Web Consortium proposal that would add DRM to the core specification for HTML. When we recorded this episode with Cory, the W3C had just overruled the EFF’s objection. The result, he says, is that “we are locking innovation out of the Web.”

    “It is illegal to report security vulnerabilities in a DRM,” Doctorow says. “[DRM] is making it illegal to tell people when the devices they depend upon for their very lives are unsuited for that purpose.”

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  2. Werner Herzog on Volcanoes, North Korea, and the Internet | Literary Hub

    In part one of Werner Herzog’s wide-ranging conversation with Paul Holdengraber, the two discuss the human side of massive volcanoes, making promises to North Koreans, and that thing known as the Internet.

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  3. Spark 233 | Spark with Nora Young | CBC Radio

    Because Internet: Linguist Gretchen McCulloch has thought a lot about the evolution of internet-y language. She tells us about the origins of internet-speak, and how linguists determine the boundaries/rules of this emerging language.

    24-hours of Happy: And you thought the ‘Thriller’ video was long! Pharrell Williams has released a 24 hour long video for the song Happy. Music biz insider Jay Frank argues it shows us how music listening is changing in a digital age.

    Photo Organization: Digital photography has left us with a deluge of photos we can’t possibly organize in a meaningful way. Molly Bullard is a full time photo organizer in Seattle who helps people tame their photo collections.

    Enhancing Beauty: A little zap to the brain may improve the way you feel aesthetically about a picture. Zaira Cattaneo on enhancing the experience of beauty through brain stimulation.

    Beautiful Sound: Spark’s favourite sound expert Julian Treasure is one of the judges for the Most Beautiful Sound in the World competition. The author of Sound Business tells us what makes a sound beautiful.

    Dramatizing the Internet : Trying to make action out of the things we do online can be difficult to do on the page or on the screen. Quinn Norton on the limits of dramatizing the internet when everything -from writing a love note to filling out tax forms- just looks like typing.

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