Marty Baron, Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Post, gives the Reuters Memorial Lecture, 2018. Introduced by Alan Rusbridger, Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Xi: an editor for the next 20 years - Raph Levien - January 23rd, 2018
Localhost is a series of monthly technical talks in NYC, open to the public, and given by members of the Recurse Center community. Go to https://www.recurse.com/localhost for more info.
Abstract: Xi is a project to build a modern text editor with uncompromising performance. Its thoroughly async, loosely coupled design promises performance and rich extensibility, but creates interesting engineering challenges, requiring advanced algorithms and data structures. In addition to pushing the state of computer science for text handling, the project also seeks to build an open-source community for teaching and learning, and working together to create a joyful editing experience.
Bio: Raph is a software engineer at Google, currently on the Fuchsia team working on text and Rust infrastructure, and holds a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where his thesis topic was tools for interactive font design. He has been active in the open source community for over 25 years, with contributions in text, 2D graphics, fonts, and other areas. Raph is also a RC alum, from the Fall 1, 2017 batch.
About RC: The Recurse Center runs educational programming retreats in New York City. The retreats are free, self-directed, project based, and for…
Simon is away, so Ben welcomes good friend of the show Mr Tom Coates back into the Secret Alley for a full David Bowie remembrance, tribute, celebration show. After a week to get used to the idea, we’ll be digging a little deeper into what made the man just that good. Defining tracks, deep cuts, incredible cover versions, and major inspirations abound.
A full show of Bowie, covers, collaborations, and chatter.
We’ve heard a lot of Bowie this week, hopefully we’ll play something you haven’t.— Eclectic Kettle (@BFFKettle) January 20, 2016
We’ve had a week to think it through so tonight at 8pm @benward & @tomcoates are going to have a good go and honoring the great David Bowie.— Eclectic Kettle (@BFFKettle) January 20, 2016
In this talk at the Tri-State Conference for Heads of School at the Mohonk Mountain House, Timothy Snyder discusses his new book, "On Tyranny." “The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.”
This event talks about the historical realities of political ideology, and discuss the ramifications of the 2016 election. Professor Snyder is one of the leading experts on Eastern European history, and recently published a new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, winner of the MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize. Professor Snyder will discuss recent presidential election and the state of European and American political history.
Sponsored by the Yale Political Union and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nEmBmGK5kM
Government by the people is a powerful and beautiful system, but one that is not impervious to threats. Two political thought leaders, Russian-American journalist and author of the forthcoming "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Retook Russia," Masha Gessen, and esteemed academic and author of "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," Timothy Snyder, sit down to discuss the global rise of nationalism and America’s political future.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvW3rLd45Dw
Timothy Snyder, Isaiah Berlin Memorial Lecture 2017
Kevin Kruse’s book looks at how industrialists in the ’30s and ’40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.
Brooke explores our long fascination with nihilism: why it’s popular today, and whether that’s always been the case.
Writer Mark Feldstein says muckraking columnist Jack Anderson cut ethical corners to get Nixon exposes, and the president responded with fury. He recounts surprising details of the long-running battle between the journalist and the politician in Poisoning the Press.
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