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Techtonic with Mark Hurst

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.

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

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" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" The Tweeds - "I Need That Record" - Single...

Duration:01:04:51

Anya Kamenetz, author, "The Art of Screen Time" from May 7, 2018

5/7/2018
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How much screen time is too much for kids? Mark speaks with author Anya Kamenetz about her new book "The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Anya Kamenetz, author of "The Art of Screen Time"" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Early B - "Computer Tek Over" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78935

Duration:01:05:42

Corey Pein on his new book, "Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey Into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley" from Apr 30, 2018

4/30/2018
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Mark speaks with author Corey Pein about his new book "Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey Into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Corey Pein, author of "Live Work Work Work Die"" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78733

Duration:01:05:08

Columbia Business School prof. Len Sherman on business models online from Apr 23, 2018

4/23/2018
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Mark speaks with Columbia Business School professor Len Sherman on the effect that business models have the internet. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" A Small Woodland Animal - "Building A Surveillance State" - "Interview with Columbia Business School professor Len Sherman" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78556

Duration:01:04:40

Catherine Price, author, "How to Break Up With Your Phone" from Apr 16, 2018

4/16/2018
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Catherine Price, author of "How to Break Up With Your Phone," describes how we can have a healthier relationship with our tech. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Catherine Price, author, "How to Break Up With Your Phone"" - "Your calls and comments" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78440

Duration:01:06:05

Henry Lowengard, aka Webhamster Henry, on tech at WFMU and beyond from Apr 9, 2018

4/9/2018
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Mark interviews Henry Lowengard, who built much of WFMU's original Internet platform, about his work with WFMU and beyond. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Interview with Henry Lowengard, aka Webhamster Henry" - "Mark's tech news roundup" Henry Lowengard/Droneo - "Swoopster at Kingston, NY" Cook Records - "Not Programmed for Love" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78321

Duration:01:05:48

Dylan Curran on Google's surveillance - and, of course, Facebook from Apr 2, 2018

4/2/2018
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Dylan Curran describes how Google and Facebook conduct surveillance on you every day, often without users' consent or knowledge. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Dylan Curran on Google's surveillance" - "Your calls and comments 201-209-9368" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78190

Duration:01:04:35

Explaining cryptocurrency w/Alex George, Popular Mechanics - and Mark on #deletefacebook from Mar 26, 2018

3/26/2018
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Explaining cryptocurrency w/Alex George, Popular Mechanics - and Mark on #deletefacebook Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Alex George, Popular Mechanics" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78019

Duration:01:05:45