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Conversations with creators and thinkers who are charting the way forward in a tech-saturated society. Tech, community, video games, and whatever else is next.

Conversations with creators and thinkers who are charting the way forward in a tech-saturated society. Tech, community, video games, and whatever else is next.
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East Orange, NJ

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Conversations with creators and thinkers who are charting the way forward in a tech-saturated society. Tech, community, video games, and whatever else is next.

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English


Episodes

Astra Taylor, author, "Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss it When It’s Gone" from Oct 14, 2019

10/14/2019
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Democracy in the digital age: Astra Taylor talks about her book "Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Astra Taylor" - "Your comments" The Hood Internet - "1979, by Steve Reidell" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/88916

Duration:01:06:38

David Dichelle, live from Leipzig, Germany (and host of Continental Subway on Give the Drummer Radio) from Oct 7, 2019

10/7/2019
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David Dichelle, live from Leipzig, Germany, talks about resisting the global monoculture - he's the host of Continental Subway on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with David Dichelle" YAT-KHA - "Langchyy Boom" - Minority Report: Continental Subway 2018 DJ Premium http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/88783

Duration:01:07:17

Problems with Juul (and scooters and Tik Tok) from Sep 30, 2019

9/30/2019
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Problems with Juul, e-scooters, and TikTok. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's tech news roundup" - "Your comments" John Mollusk - "Greta Thunberg sings Swedish Death Metal" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/88636

Duration:01:06:08

Luther Lowe, from Yelp, on Google anti-trust from Sep 23, 2019

9/23/2019
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The Google anti-trust investigation is in full swing, thanks in part to advocacy from tonight's guest Luther Lowe, who leads public policy for Yelp. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Luther Lowe" - "Your comments" The Delorean Sisters - "One Thing Leads to Another" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/88505

Duration:01:05:53

Sarah T. Roberts, author of "Behind the Screen," on content moderators from Sep 16, 2019

9/16/2019
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On content moderation: Prof. Sarah T. Roberts discusses her book "Behind the Screen" about the invisible, and often exploited, human moderators of Big Tech social media. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Sarah T. Roberts" - "Your comments" Sen. Josh Hawley and Google's Karan Bhatia - "Remix of EDM Detection Mode by Kevin Macleod" [Music from filmmusic.io "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod License: CC BY]...

Duration:01:06:23

Arthur Holland Michel, author, "Eyes in the Sky" from Sep 9, 2019

9/9/2019
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On the aerial surveillance above your head right now: Arthur Holland Michel talks about his book "Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Arthur Holland Michel" - "Your comments" Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/88222

Duration:01:06:33

Carl Miller, author, "The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab" from Sep 2, 2019

9/2/2019
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On power in the digital age: Carl Miller, author, "The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Carl Miller" - "Your comments" The Raffeys - "Big Brother" - Eep Snörpsh Now http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/88078

Duration:01:06:04

Jeremiah Moss, author, "Vanishing New York" from Aug 26, 2019

8/26/2019
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Jeremiah Moss, author of the book "Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul" - and how smartphones contribute to the problem. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Jeremiah Moss" - "Your comments" Chris Stamey - "Manhattan Melody (That's My New York)" - New Songs for the 20th Century http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/87938

Duration:01:06:08

Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann on their new book "Super Thinking" (and Duck Duck Go) from Aug 19, 2019

8/19/2019
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Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann, co-authors and spouses, talk about "Super Thinking," their new book on mental models. Plus: Gabriel talks about his company Duck Duck Go. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann" - "Your comments" Duotronic Synterror - "190 Stunden" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/87784

Duration:01:05:48

Amy Webb, author of "The Big Nine," talks about AI and our future from Aug 12, 2019

8/12/2019
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Amy Webb discusses her book "The Big Nine" and how AI will help determine the future of the world. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Amy Webb" Shooby Taylor - "The Theme" - Shooby Taylor, The Human Horn http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/87517

Duration:01:07:18

The tech-tips episode from Aug 5, 2019

8/5/2019
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The tips show: Mark Hurst gives his picks for the best & worst tech available today. Tomas Dvorak - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's tech tips" Fine Young Cannibals & GE - "She Drives Me Crazy (Percusapella) GE remix" - No album http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/87500

Duration:01:04:58

Juliette Kayyem on terrorism; Neuralink's mind-reading device; and Libra from Jul 29, 2019

7/29/2019
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Juliette Kayyem on terrorism & social media; Facebook's Libra; and Elon Musk and his Neuralink mind-control device. Tomas Dvorak - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Juliette Kayyam" - "Sen. Kennedy vs. Facebook's David Marcus" - "Elon Musk interview from Nov 2018" - "Elon Musk at Neuralink launch, July 16, 2019" The Pink Tiles - "Internet" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/87328

Duration:01:07:12

Showdown between Big Tech & democracy - who will win? from Jul 22, 2019

7/22/2019
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A showdown between Big Tech and democracy: who will win? Mark Hurst plays highlights of Big Tech executives getting grilled in Washington last week. Tomas Dvorak - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "David Cicilline vs. Amazon" - "David Cicilline vs. Google" - "Andy Parker vs. YouTube/Google" - "Sen. Hirono vs. YouTube/Google" - "Dr. Robert Epstein vs. Google" - "Sen. Josh Hawley vs. Google" - "Matt Stoller vs. Facebook's Libra" Andy Rehfeldt - "Can't Touch...

Duration:01:06:34

Matt Stroud, author, "Thin Blue Lie" from Jul 15, 2019

7/15/2019
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Matt Stroud, author of "Thin Blue Lie," tells the story of the company that makes Tasers, leading to what he calls "the failure of high-tech policing." Tomas Dvorak - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Matt Stroud" - "Your comments" John Mellencamp - "Authority Song" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/87071

Duration:01:06:53

Dr. Chris Gilliard on surveillance and its effects on marginalized communities from Jul 8, 2019

7/8/2019
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Dr. Chris Gilliard discusses facial recognition and its effects on marginalized communities. Tomas Dvorak - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Chris Gilliard" - "Your calls & comments 201-536-9368" Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/86933

Duration:01:06:24

Archive show: Shoshana Zuboff, author, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" from Jul 1, 2019

7/1/2019
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Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Shoshana Zuboff, Part 1" - "Interview with Shoshana Zuboff, Part 2" Red Rockers - "China" - Good as Gold http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/86779

Duration:01:05:54

Scott Urban, "privacy eyewear" designer from Jun 24, 2019

6/24/2019
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Chicago-based artist Scott Urban used to spend his time handcrafting custom-made eyeglass frames. Then a few years ago, he started noticing the spread of surveillance cameras throughout his neighborhood. So he invented what he calls "privacy eyewear": anti-surveillance glasses that defeat facial recognition. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Scott Urban" - "Your comments and calls at 201-209-9368" Corey Hart - "Sunglasses at Night"...

Duration:01:06:00

Damon Krukowski, podcaster and author, "Ways of Hearing" from Jun 17, 2019

6/17/2019
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In his podcast and book "Ways of Hearing," Damon Krukowski explores "the nature of listening in our digital world." Krukowski, formerly the drummer for Galaxie 500, talks with Mark about how the switch from analog to digital has changed the way we listen to music, to radio, and to each other. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Damon Krukowski" - "Your comments" Dan Bodah - "Live at RRRecords" - Massachusetts...

Duration:01:05:54

Jenny Odell, author, "How to Do Nothing" from Jun 10, 2019

6/10/2019
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Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Interview with Jenny Odell" - "Mark's comments" Billy Preston - "Nothing From Nothing" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/86382

Duration:01:06:48

Joseph Menn, author, "Cult of the Dead Cow" from Jun 3, 2019

6/3/2019
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Joseph Menn talks about his new book "Cult of the Dead Cow," which tells the story of a group of hackers, founded in Texas in 1984, that's still active today in resisting oppressive surveillance and control from Big Tech. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Joseph Menn" - "Your comments" Pink Tiles - "Internet" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/86237

Duration:01:06:43