Tagged with “culture” (172)

  1. Virtual Memories Show #182: Virginia Heffernan

    Cultural critic Virginia Heffernan joins the show to talk about her new book, Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art (Simon & Schuster)! We talk about what’s behind the screen, why the internet is bigger than the Industrial Revolution, her first experience online in 1979, what it’s like to be in a piece of performance art with half the world’s population, her crushing defeat at meeting Joan Didion, why she’s nostalgic for landline phones, the motive motive of Pokemon Go, asking The New York Times to host a shred-guitar competition, and why there’s value in Reading The Comments!

    http://chimeraobscura.com/vm/episode-182-Virginia-Heffernan

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  2. Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Migration Edition (At Home) - On The Media - WNYC

    Professor Doug Massey walks us through the myths and misconceptions surrounding immigration in America for Part Two of our Breaking …

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/bnch-migration-doug-massey/

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  3. Alex Langley’s Tech Chat Episode 14 - Has digital technology changed everything or has it changed nothing?

    Lizzie Hodgson, all round digital innovator, and Jeremy Keith, co-founder of Clearleft, join Alex in the studio to work out whether digital technology has changed everything or has it changed nothing.

    http://techchatuk.com/#episodes

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  4. 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.

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

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  5. Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves | TED Talk | TED.com

    Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_kelly_on_how_technology_evolves?language=en

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  6. Disruption #2: Peek, Pop and Plop - Relay FM

    Bri disrupts Steve’s kids’ lack of puppies, Mikah has WWDC FOMO and needs professional intervention, Georgia wants a wall made out of Jello, hooves be damned.

    This text was written by Brianna. Have you rated the show?

    HAVE YOU?! GO RATE THE SHOW.

    https://www.relay.fm/disruption/2

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  7. 1999: The Years That Changed The Internet

    To close out our 3 part series, we go back to 1999 and talk to the internet’s greatest monster: the man who invented Microsoft’s Clippy (jk he’s a really nice guy named Kevan Atteberry). We hear from the folks of Open Diary, one of the first social media/blogging sites and talk to Olia Lialina, who has been preserving and archiving Geocities sites. Katie and Ryan force Julia to read some erotic Clippy fanfic, but we need not speak of that.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/iexplorer/1999-the-years-that-changed
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  8. Is This Food Racist?

    How do our assumptions about people affect our assumptions about their food? And how do their assumptions about our food affect how we feel about ourselves? What happens when chefs cook a cuisine they weren’t born into? And what happens when there’s a backlash? Our friend Dan Pashman, host of WNYC Studio’s The Sporkful, has launched a special series of episodes called "Other People’s Food," which aims to explore exactly these questions. Dan talks with Brooke about the project so far. 

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  9. Michael Moss on How the Food Giants Hooked Us - The Leonard Lopate Show - WNYC

    The book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us reveals how companies create foods to addict us - …

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/273764-michael-moss-how-food-giants-hooked-us/

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  10. Episode 1: Mouth to Ear - There Goes the Neighborhood - WNYC

    Gentrification is something everyone is talking about, but what is it? When a neighborhood changes, how does it happen and why? …

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/mouth-ear-brooklyn-gentrification/

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