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Conversations with creators and thinkers who are charting theway forward in a tech-saturated society. Tech, community, video games, andwhatever 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.

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

Station Manager Ken Freedman on algorithms - and a new Scam Roundup from Oct 15, 2018

10/15/2018
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Station Manager Ken Freedman talks with Mark about new tech scams. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Conversation with Station Manager Ken" - "Scam Roundup from Station Manager Ken" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/81879

Duration:01:06:13

AI-inspired music with Jamie Brew, Botnik cofounder from Oct 8, 2018

10/8/2018
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Jamie Brew, cofounder of Botnik, talks about AI-inspired pop songs. Then we listen to a few. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Jamie Brew, Botnik" Botnik - "I Have to Get My Car" Botnik - "You Can't Take My Door" Botnik - "Bored With This Desire To Get Ripped" Botnik - "Soviet Nights" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Webhamster Henry - "I Ain't the Dust" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/81765

Duration:01:06:43

Douglas Durst and the National Debt Clock from Oct 1, 2018

10/1/2018
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One of the most striking data visualizations in the world sits half a block from Times Square: the National Debt Clock, which displays the current U.S. national debt, and your family's share of it. In this episode, Mark Hurst interviews Douglas Durst, who manages the National Debt Clock - using technology to raise awareness about a pressing issue. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Interview with Douglas Durst about the National Debt Clock" - "Recent tech news" -...

Duration:01:07:13

M.A. Taylor, director, "The Creepy Line" - and Dr. Robert Epstein from Sep 24, 2018

9/24/2018
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M.A. Taylor, director of the new documentary "Creepy Line," and Dr. Robert Epstein (featured in the film) talk about manipulations worldwide that Google and Facebook have the ability to carry out. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with M.A. Taylor and Dr. Robert Epstein" - "Uncanny Valley" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Youngsta - "Wes Kaap (2-minute shower version)" [from South Africa's Two Minute Shower Songs]...

Duration:01:06:11

What happened when Jessamyn West sued Equifax from Sep 17, 2018

9/17/2018
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Jessamyn West sued Equifax - and won. A hopeful case study in taking action against Big Tech. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Jessamyn West" - "Uncanny Valley" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Cult Fantastic - "Screens" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/81392

Duration:01:06:52

Episode 50: Recap of the first year! from Sep 10, 2018

9/10/2018
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Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Recap of first year, part 1" - "Scott Heiferman excerpt" - "Vicki Boykis excerpt" - "Jessamyn West excerpt" - "Courtney Maum excerpt" - "Eric Zimmerman excerpt" - "Andrew Beccone excerpt" - "Roger Anderson excerpt" - "Andy Rehfeldt excerpt" - "Janelle Shane excerpt" - "Zaire Dinzey-Flores excerpt" - "Cheyenne Hohman excerpt" - "College student excerpt" - "Nir Eyal excerpt" - "Kirby Ferguson...

Duration:01:06:26

Ali Latifi, journalist in Afghanistan from Sep 3, 2018

9/3/2018
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Ali Latifi, journalist in Kabul, Afghanistan, talks about how Facebook, Instagram, and other digital tech is affecting day-to-day life for Afghanis. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Ali Latifi, journalist in Kabul, Afghanistan" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" REM - "Radio Free Europe" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/81185

Duration:01:06:25

James Bridle, author of "New Dark Age" from Aug 13, 2018

8/13/2018
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James Bridle, author of "New Dark Age," describes our entanglement with digital tech, climate change, and the worst of capitalism. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with James Bridle, author, "New Dark Age"" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Cult Fantastic - "Screens" - I Love My Selfie http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/80777

Duration:01:07:15

Matt Warwick, host of Garbage Time on WFMU, reveals his favorite apps from Aug 6, 2018

8/6/2018
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Matt Warwick, host of Garbage Time on WFMU (Tuesdays 9am-12noon), talks about his favorite smartphone apps and why he doesn't worry about trying out new tech. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with WFMU's Matt Warwick" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" youtube-theblackenedone - "8-bit Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride)" - No Album Mudboy - "Swamp Things" - Volume: V, Hungry Ghosts! These Songs Are Doors...

Duration:01:05:48

Dr. Robert Epstein: watching Google manipulate the world from Jul 30, 2018

7/30/2018
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Dr. Robert Epstein talks about how Google has the power to manipulate the world. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Dr. Robert Epstein" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" 3RDegree - "This Is The Future" - Ones & Zeros: vol. 1 http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/80492

Duration:01:06:06

Paul Ford, from Ftrain and Postlight, live in-studio from Jul 23, 2018

7/23/2018
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Paul Ford, live in-studio. Also, Google Translate goes haywire and talks about the Doomsday clock. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" 7 - "Interview with Paul Ford" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" The Cow Goes Moo - "Oh Ford!" - Super Spongiform People http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/80367

Duration:01:06:28

Jaron Lanier, author, "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now" from Jul 16, 2018

7/16/2018
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Jaron Lanier explains why you should delete your social media accounts right now. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Jaron Lanier" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Dick Hyman - "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" - The Age of Electronicus http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/80248

Duration:01:06:31

Less texting, more hugging: Mobile Steam Unit sings songs about tech. from Jul 9, 2018

7/9/2018
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Singing songs about tech: Mobile Steam Unit visits Studio B to play the first musical set aired on Techtonic. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Mobile Steam Unit - June 26, 2018" Mobile Steam Unit - "Your Working Boy" - Live in Studio B on June 26, 2018 Mobile Steam Unit - "Sex with OS" - Live in Studio B on June 26, 2018 Mobile Steam Unit - "Welcome to Kanan" - Live in Studio B on June 26, 2018 Mobile Steam Unit - "Microsoft Office Suite" -...

Duration:01:05:58

Siva Vaidhyanathan, author "Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy" from Jun 25, 2018

6/25/2018
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Facebook is destroying democracy around the world. UVA professor Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of "Anti Social Media," explains. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" The Daily Show - "Bar Facebook" [excerpt from this video] - "Interview with Siva Vaidhyanathan" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" David Rovics - "Facebook" - The Other Side [Available on the Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79875

Duration:01:05:56

John Keating, director, "Gamechangers: Dreams of Blizzcon" from Jun 18, 2018

6/18/2018
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About esports: John Keating talks about his new documentary, "Gamechangers: Dreams of Blizzcon," about professional Starcraft 2 players from Korea. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with John Keating, director, "Gamechangers"" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" RoccoW - "Hello" [From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qcYuPOMEjw] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79743

Duration:01:05:18

Brett Frischmann, co-author, "Re-Engineering Humanity" from Jun 11, 2018

6/11/2018
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Turning humans into robots: Brett Frischmann, talks about his new book "Re-Engineering Humanity," co-authored with Evan Selinger. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Brett Frischmann" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Xordox - "Diamonds" - Neospection [this song on bandcamp] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79640

Duration:01:06:22

Andrew Keen, author, "How to Fix the Future" from Jun 4, 2018

6/4/2018
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How to fix the future: Andrew Keen speaks about possible solutions to our society-wide problems caused by Big Tech surveillance capitalists. His new book, "How to Fix the Future," draws on positive examples from Estonia, Singapore, and other initiatives worldwide. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Andrew Keen" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Derek Clegg - "Future Life" - Head Down Sunrise...

Duration:01:05:09

Meredith Broussard, author, "Artificial Unintelligence" from May 28, 2018

5/28/2018
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Mark speaks with Meredith Broussard, NYU professor and author of the new book "Artificial Unintelligence," about the limits of AI. Also, why we should probably stop all development of self-driving cars, right away. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Meredith Broussard" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Marc Burt - "Human Intelligence" - Best Bytes Volume 3 http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79354

Duration:01:05:58

Felix Salmon, financial journalist, live in-studio from May 21, 2018

5/21/2018
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Mark speaks with Felix Salmon, financial journalist and frequent contributor to Slate. Also, Mark's commentary on Google. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Felix Salmon" Kosmischer Läufer - "Morgenröte" - The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-83, Vol. 2 - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Jarby McCoy - "English Lesson Unit One" - Décollages http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79209

Duration:01:06:23

David Sax, author, "The Revenge of Analog" from May 14, 2018

5/14/2018
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Vinyl is back! And so are other analog technologies. Mark interviews David Sax, author of "The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter," to discuss why analog is making a resurgence over digital alternatives. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with David Sax, author of "The Revenge of Analog"" Kosmischer Läufer - "Morgenröte" - The Secret Cosmic Music Of The East German Olympic Program 1972-1983 - Volume 2 - "Your calls and...

Duration:01:04:51