At long last, I annouce two new shows: (1) Show #36, May 2: John Thackara, discussing his book “In the Bubble” and (2) Show #37, May 9: Balasz Bodo, Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, discussing the sociocultural impacts of technology and online communities.
It’s been a busy six weeks, so I apologize for the delay. But I think its worth the wait. John Thackara is an expert in computer design, and his insights into what computer programmers should consider when designing software are fascinating. That computer designers and programmers should consider the environmental impact of their work is worthy of attention.
Bodo is equally interesting from a different prespective. His take on the ability of “illegal” technologies to open markets in countries where much content is difficult to come by is illuminating. And, as a bonus, the music from the show, found here, is licensed under a Creative Commons license, so its all there on the podcast!
I hope that you enjoy both shows. I’ll post playlists in the next few weeks, for the real music nerds. Meanwhile, please enjoy the new shows, and thanks for your patience!