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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

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

7/22/2019
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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 This / Tiny Dancer (Andy Rehfeldt mashup)" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/87212

Duration:01:06:34

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

7/15/2019
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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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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

Justin E. H. Smith, author, "Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason" from May 27, 2019

5/27/2019
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Justin E. H. Smith, author, "Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Justin E. H. Smith" - "Your comments" Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - "Tomorrow People" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/86103

Duration:01:06:34

Daniel J. Clark, director of "Behind the Curve," on Flat Earthers from May 20, 2019

5/20/2019
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Daniel J. Clark, director of "Behind the Curve," on making a movie about Flat Earthers (without making fun of them) - a small but devoted community, brought together by YouTube conspiracy videos. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Daniel J. Clark" - "Your comments" Don Muro - "Squash" - It's Time http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/85975

Duration:01:06:21

Shoshana Zuboff, author, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" from May 13, 2019

5/13/2019
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Shoshana Zuboff's new book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" describes why Google, Facebook, and other Big Tech companies are so obsessed with spying on every moment of your life. Surveillance is only part of the agenda: what they're really building is a system of predicting and controlling your behavior. 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"...

Duration:01:05:28

Roger McNamee, author, "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe" from May 6, 2019

5/6/2019
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Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee was an early advisor to Mark Zuckerberg in the early days of Facebook. McNamee's new book "Zucked" tells the story of his disillusionment, then horror, as Facebook created a "catastrophe" for users, and democracies, around the world. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Roger McNamee, Part 1" - "Interview with Roger McNamee, Part 2" Moonalice - "Live A Little (That's Right)" - No album...

Duration:01:06:23

Emerging voices diagnosing the risks of tech today from Apr 29, 2019

4/29/2019
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Mark plays clips of people who are raising the alarm on tech: Katie Porter, John Borthwick, Tristan Harris, and Carole Cadwalladr. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/85583

Duration:01:06:08

Paul Mozur, New York Times journalist, on surveillance in China from Apr 22, 2019

4/22/2019
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Paul Mozur, New York Times journalist, talks about what's happening in China: surveillance, control, and the fate of Uighurs in the Xinjiang region. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Paul Mozur" Abdurehim Heyit - "Karşılaşınca" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/85392

Duration:01:06:26

Clive Thompson, author, "Coders" from Apr 15, 2019

4/15/2019
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Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Clive Thompson" - "Your calls & comments 201-536-9368" The Delorean Sisters - "One Thing Leads to Another" - The Delorean Sisters http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/85306

Duration:01:06:01

Sam Schwartz, aka "Gridlock Sam," on autonomous vehicles and "No One at the Wheel" from Apr 1, 2019

4/1/2019
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Sam Schwartz, aka Gridlock Sam, on autonomous vehicles and his book "No One at the Wheel." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Sam Schwartz" Gudrun Gut - "Baby I Can Drive My Car" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/84959

Duration:01:06:33

Kevin Dugan, New York Post reporter, on Earnin app from Mar 25, 2019

3/25/2019
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Kevin Dugan discusses his New York Post story on "Earnin," a startup with over $100 million in Silicon Valley venture capital, which allows users to get an advance payment on their paycheck. But the startup claims that they're not engaging in payday loans - which happen to be highly regulated. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Kevin Dugan" - "Your calls and comments" Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"...

Duration:01:06:43

Nis Frome on losing weight in the digital age from Mar 18, 2019

3/18/2019
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Nis Frome talks about getting fit, and losing weight, with digital technology... which he says is addictive. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Nis Frome" - "Your calls and comments" Eduard Khil - "Trololo song" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/84789

Duration:01:05:48

"Staysh" Ken Freedman cohosts for marathon 2019 from Mar 11, 2019

3/11/2019
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Station Manager Ken Freedman cohosts with Mark the second of two Techtonic 2019 marathon shows. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack WFMU.org - "Pledge! Pledge! Pledge!" - 800-989-9368 or pledge online at wfmu.org Andy Rehfeldt - "Can't Touch This / Tiny Dancer (Andy Rehfeldt mashup)" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/84658

Duration:01:07:10