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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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@thenexustv

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English


Episodes

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

The Extra Dimension #17: Transportation – The Future

11/22/2016
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What exciting new forms of transportation does the future hold for us? How will self-driven cars change our travel habits? What even is a hyperloop? Ian, Brian, and Ryan have done the research on all of this and more!

Duration:01:20:37

The Extra Dimension #16: Transportation – Long Distance

11/3/2016
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Come on a journey with Brandon Johnson, Brian Mitchell, and Ian R Buck as they explore the intricacies of planes, trains, and boats.

Duration:03:32:31

The Extra Dimension #15: Transportation – Individual Car Ownership

9/17/2016
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All your favorite Nexus hosts gather to talk about the dominance of the car in transportation, and what it means for both individuals and society as a whole.

Duration:01:52:29

The Extra Dimension #14: Transportation – Public Transit

8/11/2016
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Savannah Haslow, Andrew Bailey, and Ian R Buck discuss transportation and public transit.

Duration:01:06:29

The Extra Dimension #13: Transportation – Cycling

7/23/2016
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Ian R Buck and Brian Mitchell discuss transportation and cycling.

Duration:00:41:38

The Extra Dimension #12: The Brian Mitchell Show — Meetup

5/2/2016
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Ian R Buck, Brandon Johnson and Ryan Rampersad secretly planned to attend Brian Mitchell's Senior Seminar Presentation at the University of Minnesota Morris on Saturday morning. This is a short variety episode from a few hours later of our meetup.

Duration:01:20:16

The Extra Dimension #11: The Complex World of Ad Blocking

4/17/2016
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Ian R Buck and Ryan Rampersad discuss the complex world of advertising and ad blocking.

Duration:02:03:35

The Extra Dimension #10: Android Essentials

3/14/2016
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Ian R Buck, Ryan Rampersad and new Nexus Device owner Ian Decker discuss the essential settings and features of Android, and some of the essential apps you definitely need to investigate.

Duration:02:13:14

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