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Articles, speeches, stories and novels by an award-winning science fiction writer, read aloud in small regular chunks

Articles, speeches, stories and novels by an award-winning science fiction writer, read aloud in small regular chunks
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Articles, speeches, stories and novels by an award-winning science fiction writer, read aloud in small regular chunks

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English


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Interview with Taming the Net: “How to preserve the freedom of the internet without letting the internet destroy democracy.”

2/14/2019
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I recently recorded an interview with Yascha Mounk for Slate’s “Taming the Net podcast (MP3), whose mission is: “How to preserve the freedom of the internet without letting the internet destroy democracy.” Mounk and I talked about how the internet enables abuses, but also enables us to push back against those abuses.

Duration:00:59:04

Video and audio from my closing keynote at Friday’s Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain

1/27/2019
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On Friday, hundreds of us gathered at the Internet Archive, at the invitation of Creative Commons, to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain, just weeks after the first works entered the American public domain in twenty years. I had the honor of delivering the closing keynote, after a roster of astounding speakers. It... more

Duration:00:24:44

Interview on A World That Might Just Work with Terrence McNally

1/25/2019
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This week, I sat down for an interview (MP3) with Terrence McNally for his World That Just Might Work show to talk about information politics, science fiction, oligarchy, resistance, and hope!

Duration:00:58:00

Video from the launch of the EFF/McSweeney’s “End of Trust” project launch with Cindy Cohn, Annalee Newitz, and me!

12/31/2018
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The End of Trust is the first-ever nonfiction issue of McSweeney’s, co-edited by McSweeney’s editors and the staff of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; on December 11, we held a sold-out launch event in San Francisco with EFF executive director Cindy Cohn, science fiction writer and EFF alumna Annalee Newitz, and me. Lisa Rein recorded the... more

Christmas podcast with Poesy, 2018 edition

12/24/2018
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An annual tradition (MP3)! Poesy is now 10 — nearly 11! — and this year, she’s decided to offer us a detailed makeup tutorial, with some bonus horseback riding advice. There’s even a musical number! MP3

Duration:00:07:00

Podcast: “Sole and Despotic Dominion” and “What is the Internet For?”

12/16/2018
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Here’s my reading (MP3) of my Locus column, “What is the Internet For?” (which asks, “Is the internet a revolutionary technology?”) and my short story for the fiftieth anniversary of Reason Magazine, Sole and Despotic Dominion, which builds on my 2015 Guardian column, If Dishwashers Were iPhones. MP3

Duration:00:18:05

Talking dystopia, utopia, science fiction and theories of change on the Netzpolitik podcast

12/15/2018
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When I was in Berlin last month, I stopped into the offices of Netzpolitik (previously), the outstanding German digital rights activist group, where I recorded an interview for their podcast (MP3), talking about science fiction, utopianism, dystopianism, how we can change the world, and why my kid has so many names.

Duration:00:57:13

Talking about the DMCA and 20 years of tech law malpractice on PRI’s Marketplace

11/8/2018
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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act — tech’s stupidest law — turns 20 this year; I chatted with Molly Wood on Marketplace Tech about the law’s history and how dismally little we’ve learned from it, repeating and even magnifying its mistakes today. (MP3)

Duration:00:06:12

Talking about Ron Howard’s Haunted Mansion album with the Comedy on Vinyl podcast

10/1/2018
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It’s been two years since I last sat down with Jason Klamm for his Comedy on Vinyl podcast (we were discussing Allan Sherman’s My Son, The Nut); we were past due for a rematch. Jason asked me to come on one more time (MP3) to discuss the Disneyland Little Long Playing Record The Story and... more

Duration:00:42:24

Podcast: Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back.

9/17/2018
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Here’s my reading (MP3) of Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back, written for EFF Deeplinks on the morning of the EU’s catastrophic decision to vote in the new Copyright Directive with all its worst clauses intact. MP3

Duration:00:16:35

Interview with EdSurge about educational technology, school surveillance, open access, and radical pedagogy

9/4/2018
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At this year’s World Science Fiction, Tina Nazerian from EdSurge interviewed me (MP3) for a podcast about the future of educational technology, open access, surveillance in schools, and educational freedom.

Duration:00:23:14

Interview with Fringe FM on Surveillance Capitalism, Big Tech and the future of the internet

9/4/2018
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While at the World Science Fiction Convention, I sat down with Matt Ward from the FringeFM podcast for an interview (MP3) about the future of the internet, and how Shoshanna Zuboff’s notion of surveillance capitalism connects up with mass inequality, the GDPR, the upcoming EU copyright rules, and the future of writing and science fiction.

Duration:00:43:23

Deep dive into my backlist with the B&N Podcast

8/22/2018
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Talking with the B&N Podcast at San Diego Comic-Con is becoming an annual tradition for me; this year’s interview (MP3) with Joel Cunningham was a fun tour through my adult backlist, starting with my debut novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and working our way through all six books, which Tor just reissued... more

Talking surveillance, elections, monopolies, and Facebook on the Bots and Ballots podcast

8/15/2018
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Grant Burningham interviewed me for his Bots and Ballots podcast (MP3), covering a bunch of extremely timely tech-politics issues: Facebook and the impact of commercial surveillance on democratic elections; Alex Jones, censorship and market concentration; and monopolism and the future of the internet.

Duration:00:28:51

Talking the hard questions of privacy and freedom with the Yale Privacy Lab podcast

8/10/2018
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This week, I sat down for an hour-long interview with the Yale Privacy Lab‘s Sean O’Brien (MP3); Sean is a frequent Boing Boing contributor and I was honored that he invited me to be his guest on the very first episode of the Lab’s new podcast. As you might imagine, Sean had some sophisticated —... more

Duration:00:51:03

Talking copyright, internet freedom, artistic business models, and antitrust with Steal This Show

8/7/2018
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I’m on the latest episode of Torrentfreak’s Steal This Show podcast (MP3), where I talk with host Jamie King about “Whether file-sharing & P2P communities have lost the battle to streaming services like Netflix and Spotify, and why the ‘copyfight’ is still important; how the European Copyright Directive eats at the fabric of the Web,... more

Duration:01:18:56

Podcast: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags

7/16/2018
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Here’s my reading (MP3) of Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags, a Locus Magazine column about the corruption implicit in surveillance capitalism, which creates giant risks to users by collecting sensitive information about them in order to eke out tiny gains in the efficacy of targeted advertising. The commercial surveillance industry may not be very good... more

Duration:00:13:49

Podcast: Let’s get better at demanding better from tech

6/25/2018
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Here’s my reading (MP3) of Let’s get better at demanding better from tech, a Locus Magazine column about the need to enlist moral, ethical technologists in the fight for a better technological future. It was written before the death of EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, whose life’s work was devoted to this proposition, and before... more

Duration:00:17:54

Podcast: Petard, Part 04 — CONCLUSION

6/11/2018
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Here’s the fourth and final part of my reading (MP3) of Petard (part one, part two, part three), a story from MIT Tech Review’s Twelve Tomorrows, edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz — about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem. MP3

Duration:00:17:49

Podcast: Petard, Part 03

5/30/2018
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Here’s the third part of my reading (MP3) of Petard (part one, part two), a story from MIT Tech Review’s Twelve Tomorrows, edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz — about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem. MP3

Duration:00:32:33