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The Extra Dimension is a monthly show exploring how technology intersects with other parts of our lives.

The Extra Dimension is a monthly show exploring how technology intersects with other parts of our lives.
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The Extra Dimension is a monthly show exploring how technology intersects with other parts of our lives.

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English


Episodes

The Extra Dimension #37: Computer Preferences

10/30/2018
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There are a lot of things to take into account when buying electronics. Ian, Aron, Brian, and Ryan are here to share some of the things they look for across the many types of computers.

Duration:01:27:18

The Extra Dimension #36: What Makes Computers Tick

9/19/2018
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You use computers every day, but do you know how they work? A few computer science majors get together to describe the different components of a computer and what their jobs are.

Duration:00:32:24

The Extra Dimension #35: Revisiting Solar Eclipse 2017

8/22/2018
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Ian R Buck joins Ryan Rampersad in the studio to talk about the "Great American Eclipse." And surprise, Ian brought a microphone with him during his trip to see the eclipse with Scott Kopp, so we get to hear coverage from the event itself! This episode was originally broadcast in August 2017 on Nexus Special.

Duration:00:45:35

The Extra Dimension #34: Pervasive Computing

7/31/2018
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We are quickly approaching a world in which we are constantly surrounded by computers embedded in our environment, serving our needs. What are the challenges we face on our way there, and what can we expect to find once we do?

Duration:01:07:55

The Extra Dimension #33: Decentralized Publishing

6/19/2018
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Today, more and more online content is being published on centralized platforms. That hasn't always been the case, since the internet was created as a decentralized system. Join Ian R Buck and Brian Mitchell as they explore the pros and cons of each approach, and try to figure out what the optimal way to publish content is!

Duration:00:50:03

The Extra Dimension #32: GDPR, the Privacy Policy Reckoning

5/25/2018
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You've probably been getting lots of emails about companies updating their privacy policies. They're all doing this at the same time because the EU's General Data Protection Regulation just came into effect. Find out what it means for you with Ian R Buck.

Duration:00:50:14

The Extra Dimension #31: The Philosophical Implications of the Technological Singularity

4/18/2018
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If machines become more capable than humans in every way, the world will certainly be in for a wild ride. What will this mean for our society, our morality, and our understanding of ourselves? Ian R Buck is joined by Ian Decker and Mike Sandberg to delve deep into this mind-blowing topic.

Duration:01:21:51

The Extra Dimension #30: Stage Theater’s Tech Revolution

3/14/2018
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They say theater is a dying medium, but they've been saying that since the advent of radio! In fact, theater has adapted as new technologies become available. What new developments are on the horizon?

Duration:01:32:40

The Extra Dimension #29: The Access Economy and the End of Ownership

2/16/2018
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Imagine a world where you don't have to buy anything because you readily have access to it. Ian R Buck and Brian Mitchell discuss the technologies that could get us there, and the possible consequences of such a system. Ian also interviewed special guest Melody Hoffmann about AirBnB and the sharing economy, which is a current example of an access system.

Duration:01:20:36

The Extra Dimension #28: Infotainment Interface Design for Automobiles

1/15/2018
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Ian R Buck makes an audio adaptation of his senior seminar paper from 2015.

Duration:00:32:27

The Extra Dimension #27: Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the Problems It Introduces

12/16/2017
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If you consume digital media, chances are you have encountered DRM in the past. Join Ian R Buck, Ryan Rampersad, and Brian Mitchell as they discuss why it exists, the many forms it can take, and the problems it introduces.

Duration:00:59:46

The Extra Dimension #26: Online Voting and Why We Don’t Use It

11/18/2017
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Ryan Rampersad joins Ian R Buck to talk about online voting, a topic he researched in college. They discuss the rigorous set of requirements for a voting system, and the extra challenges faced by an electronic implementation to meet those requirements.

Duration:00:51:43

The Extra Dimension #25: Directed Panspermia and Our Purpose in the Universe

10/15/2017
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Directed panspermia is the concept of seeding planets with microbial life. It comes with a lot of baggage, such as the question of whether or not we are the result of such seeding and whether or not we should actively seed the rest of the universe. Ians Buck and Decker tackle these and other related topics, such as what our purpose is in the universe.

Duration:00:51:19

The Extra Dimension #24: USB Type-C: One Connector to Rule Them All

9/15/2017
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Chances are you will soon own a phone that charges via USB Type-C, and maybe even a laptop and console too! What are the promises and challenges that come with switching to this new connector? Join Ian R Buck and Ryan Rampersad as they explore this topic!

Duration:00:55:45

The Extra Dimension #23: Post-Scarcity

8/15/2017
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In a post-scarcity society, nobody has to work if they don't want to. Ian R Buck and Brandon Johnson explore the forces that can help us reach that state, how such a society would have to be structured, what we would do with our time, and some of the challenges facing us on our way there.

Duration:01:20:04

The Extra Dimension #22: Net Neutrality

7/15/2017
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Net Neutrality is a vitally important concept for maintaining an open internet, but it has faced many legal hurdles. Join Ian R Buck as he dives into the topic. This episode will be updated whenever there are new developments.

Duration:00:48:03

The Extra Dimension #21: Distributed Social Networks

5/3/2017
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Almost all of the social networks that we use are centralized, meaning that one company owns everything. Ian, Brandon, and Brian explore what a social network would look like if it were distributed, meaning that there are many servers owned by different people that still communicate with each other.

Duration:03:20:21

The Extra Dimension #20: Copyright Law

2/17/2017
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Copyright law can be big and complicated, but that doesn't mean it is impossible to understand! Join Brian Mitchell and Ian R Buck as they delve deeper into this subject that affects almost everyone's lives.

Duration:01:29:23

The Extra Dimension #19: Off-Topic Conversations from NerdCon: Stories 2016

12/30/2016
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Ian talked to a lot of people at NerdCon, and naturally some of the conversations took unexpected turns away from NerdCon itself; here are some deep dives into topics the guests are very excited about.

Duration:00:33:40

The Extra Dimension #18: Conversations from NerdCon: Stories 2016

12/30/2016
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At NerdCon: Stories Ian did something a little crazy; he sat down with random strangers to talk about their time at the convention! They covered a lot of different topics, so get ready for a wild ride!

Duration:00:40:52