I am pleased to post three new shows in this hectic semester. The first, Show #123, October 27 is my interview with Fred Stutzman, doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. Fred is doing cutting-edge work on the impact of social media and, as a software designer, has also authored an application that kills social media on your computer for a fixed period of time. In our interview, we discussed Fred’s work and the role that social media plays in the life of current teenagers. I greatly enjoyed the interview.
The second, Show # 124, November 3 is my interview with Prof. Peter Lee of UC-Davis School of Law, discussing technology transfer and innovation. Peter focuses on issues involving the murky world of university research and regulation. Our discussion focused on the competing values of the traditional university and modern commercialization efforts and the law surrounding this complex dichotomy. Peter shed light on a number of considerations key to this issue and I enjoyed having the discussion.
The final show being posted today is Show #125, November 10, my interview with Prof. Tim Wu of Columbia Law School, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. Tim’s book focuses on the environments in which entities can control the flow of information. We discussed a variety of topics ranging from the role of the FCC in information regulation to the threat posed by Apple. I enjoyed Tim’s book and our broad discussion.
Three more shows coming soon!