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Media, Technology & Culture 1.3: So, What’s New?

by Joshua Braun

So, how do we make sense of new media? How can we guard against our temp­ta­tion to assume, our implicit sense, even, that every­thing in our expe­ri­ence of today’s emerg­ing dig­i­tal media is brand new and unprece­dented? And how do we do that while also appre­ci­at­ing the things that really are new or unique to our cur­rent cul­tural con­text and moment in his­tory?

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Media, Technology & Culture 1.2: Yesterday’s New“s

by Joshua Braun

We’re con­tin­u­ing our series of install­ments, focus­ing on what makes new media new. Or put another way, how new are new media, really? 

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Media, Technology & Culture 1.1: Messages about the Medium

by Joshua Braun

We’re going to talk at length about new media. And in our first few install­ments we’re going to begin by think­ing for a bit about what makes a medium new.

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Hearsay Culture #252 — Prof. Ben Peters on the History of the Failed Soviet Internet

by David S Levine, Benjamin Peters

The Soviet expe­ri­ence sug­gests some­thing really impor­tant for us today, which is that net­works are entirely com­pat­i­ble with sur­veil­lance. And many of our favorite things to talk about, then, peer-to-peer pro­duc­tion, or end-to-end intel­li­gence, kind of missed the point that I think is now obvi­ous. That whether you’re the NSA or Google or who­ever else…you’re a gen­eral sec­re­tariat, seek­ing to pri­va­tize our power, and you are sur­veilling us, because you have a net­work in place. 

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Institutions in the Age of Algorithms, and Why We Still Need Them

by Lee Bryant

If you look at human his­tory all the way through, we orga­nize our­selves in dif­fer­ent ways. Tribes, reli­gions, guilds, states, more recently com­pa­nies and net­works. And what these insti­tu­tions do is they sort of cod­ify val­ues and beliefs, and they they trans­port them across the gen­er­a­tions. So we see this phe­nom­e­non that when you cod­ify val­ues in insti­tu­tions, you give those val­ues longevity. 

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The Conversation #37 — David Keith

by Micah Saul, David Keith, Aengus Anderson

There are biol­o­gists who’ve spent their careers work­ing on some species of bee­tle in the trop­i­cal rain­for­est, and they just love the rain­for­est in their bones And they feel that when they go tes­tify in Congress to some com­mit­tee, that they can’t just say, I love it in my bones and you guys will love it too, if you share it with me.” They have to say, Oh, we’ve done all this math and com­puted that there’s an ecosys­tem ser­vice here.” And I think that that has really impov­er­ished our debate about envi­ron­men­tal issues.

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What’s Cooking Designing?

by Paola Antonelli

I’m here today to talk to you about food and design. About what’s cook­ing in design, and what’s design­ing in food. But most of all I’m here to rec­om­mend to you never to let design­ers decide what you will eat.

Vinay Gupta Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

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Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

by Vinay Gupta

I think the obvi­ous thing to do with one com­puter per planet is fix cli­mate change before it destroys agri­cul­ture and leaves bil­lions of peo­ple to starve. That seems like a fairly rea­son­able kind of an objec­tive. You know, there are all kinds of lit­tle opti­miza­tions you could do with these things, but fun­da­men­tally the big unsolved chal­lenges that human­ity faces are cli­mate change and resource scarcity.

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Chido Govera at MAD SYD / Tomorrow’s Meal

by Chido Govera

What comes to mind at the thought of tomorrow’s meal is that tomorrow’s meal has to be a key that unlocks the poten­tial of every­body. Young chil­dren who are going with­out food in Africa. Young women who are suf­fer­ing in dif­fer­ent ways because of lack of food, because of lack of oppor­tu­nity. Tomorrow’s meal has to be that key that unlocks that. Tomorrow’s meal has to be a dri­ver of socioe­co­nomic devel­op­ment. Tomorrow’s meal has to be a peace­maker that uni­fies us all.

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The Next Social Contract Opening Keynote: Senator Elizabeth Warren

by Elizabeth Warren

Just as this coun­try did a hun­dred years ago, it’s time to rethink the basic bar­gain between work­ers and com­pa­nies. As greater wealth is gen­er­ated by new tech­nol­ogy, how can we ensure that the work­ers who sup­port the econ­omy can actu­ally share in the wealth?

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