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Technoculture explores how digital technology influences our lives, our experiences, and ultimately what it means to be human today. I'm your host, Federica Bressan, and I am an academic researcher based in Brussels, Belgium. For Technoculture, I interview world class experts in the fields of technology, art and science.

Technoculture explores how digital technology influences our lives, our experiences, and ultimately what it means to be human today. I'm your host, Federica Bressan, and I am an academic researcher based in Brussels, Belgium. For Technoculture, I interview world class experts in the fields of technology, art and science.
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Technoculture explores how digital technology influences our lives, our experiences, and ultimately what it means to be human today. I'm your host, Federica Bressan, and I am an academic researcher based in Brussels, Belgium. For Technoculture, I interview world class experts in the fields of technology, art and science.

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#11 Immortality through science and technology: From transhumanism to quantum archeology

12/3/2018
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Zoltan Istvan is the "global leader of the transhumanist movement" (The Mirror). The "embodiment of the Californian, libertarian, start-up culture tech-utopian dream" (BBC), Zoltan talks about what transhumanism stands for today and what awaits us in the near future if the right money is put in the right place. More info at: www.technoculture-podcast.com

Duration:00:30:49

#10 A lifelong engagement with sound recording and audio tape restoration

11/30/2018
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Richard Hess is a walking encyclopedia on everything related to sound and audio, from live recording to the restoration of historical collections of magnetic tapes. He is the author of the number one repository of knowledge on magnetic tape restoration, a fundamental reference for the audio community worldwide (http://richardhess.com/notes/). During this interview, following our first meeting face to face at the Library of Congress in Summer 2018, he tells us about his remarkable career path...

Duration:00:58:06

#9 Creating value from cultural data in the age of digital transformation

11/15/2018
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Europeana is the largest digital repository of cultural data in the world. Listen to Harry Verwayen, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation, talk about the vision behind Europeana, its services and initiatives, during the celebrations for Europeana's first 10th anniversary. More info: www.technoculture-podcast.com

Duration:02:59:25

#8 Speech and language technology: People are not dictionaries

11/12/2018
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A giant of computational linguistics, Mark Liberman has participated in the evolution of research in this field towards a model of quantitative, replicable studies based on published datasets. He is founder and director of the Linguistic Data Consortium since 1992. During this conversation, I ask Mark how the marriage between linguistics and computer science works today and has worked since the early days of this field, before it was called so. What skills are young students equipped with,...

Duration:00:57:52

#7 A long term love affair with science: Happy birthday Marie Curie

11/6/2018
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Technoculture celebrates the legendary Madame Curie on her birthday (Nov. 7th, 1867) with a special episode on her life and her legacy in conversation with Brigitte Van Tiggelen, historian of science with a specific training in physics and chemistry. Check more episodes at: www.technoculture-podcast.com

Duration:03:01:39

#6 Scientia vincere tenebras: The man behind the robot orchestra

11/2/2018
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Godfried-Willem Raes is a polymath of our times. He is the founder of the Logos Foundation based in Ghent, Belgium, which celebrate 50 years of activity this year. Logos is a unique research and production centre for experimental musics, musical robotics and sound art. Learn more at: http://technoculture-podcast.com/

Duration:01:15:01

#5 Digital forensics: A detective in the archive

10/31/2018
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Thorsten Ries is a Marie Sklodowska Curie program fellow at the Sussex Humanities Lab / HAHP at the University of Sussex, UK, and a senior postdoctoral researcher (FWO) at the Institute of Modern German Literature at Ghent University, Belgium. His main research interests are German literature of the 18th and 20th-21st century (Thomas Kling, Gottfried Benn, Friedrich Hölderlin, Michael Speier, Marcel Beyer, Friedrich Kittler and others), theory, methodology and practice of scholarly...

Duration:00:53:30

#4 Audiovisual archiving

10/27/2018
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Few people can say that they have dedicated their life to audiovisual work more than Ray Edmondson. As a pioneer of film and sound archiving, Ray has been an international leader in preserving, restoring, interpreting and presenting audiovisual media. I have had the pleasure to have a conversation with him just a few days before the 2018 World Day of Audiovisual Heritage promoted by UNESCO. More info at: http://technoculture-podcast.com/

Duration:04:42:17

#3 Computers and ecosystems: The art of supporting life in outer space

10/26/2018
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Angelo Vermeulen is a space systems researcher, biologist, artist, and keynote speaker. In 2009 he co-founded SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design), an international transdisciplinary collective of artists, scientists, engineers, and activists. Its goal is to reshape the future through critical inquiry and hands-on experimentation. Biomodd is one of their most well-known art projects and consists of a worldwide series of interactive art installations in which computers and ecosystems...

Duration:01:01:26

#2 European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH)

10/25/2018
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Lorena Aldana is part of the task force in charge of the implementation of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). She works at the DG-EAC of the European Commission in Brussels. Throughout 2018, we will celebrate our diverse cultural heritage across Europe - at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a...

Duration:02:46:35

#1 EuroScience: Our Voice On Research in Europe

10/23/2018
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Welcome to the first episode of Technoculture! My first guest is Michael Matlosz, Distinguished Professor of chemical engineering at the University of Lorraine and a member of the National Academy of Technologies of France. Former Director of the National School for Advanced Study of the Chemical Industries (ENSIC) in Nancy, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Agency (ANR) in Paris from 2014 to 2017 and President of Science Europe in Brussels from...

Duration:03:55:07