Listened I see you by Seth Godin from Akimbo #003
Isn’t this what we truly want? To be seen, to be heard, to be understood…
This episode is about going beyond the industrial system to see people in all their jagged individuality. The phrase “I see you” is derived from the Zulu phrase, which talks about seeing someone for who they are, including their history and concerns. Where this is important the most is at school. The episode touches on many of the points covered by Todd Rose in The End of Average.
Listened Disrupting the Disruptors from Radio National
Has our contemporary embrace of disruption become a problem rather than a solution?
Antony Funnell speaks with a number of guests, including Mark Pesce – Honorary Associate, Ian Verrender and Professor Gregory Whitwell, about the idea of disruption today. However, the most interesting conversation is with Professor Andrew King. He has done considerable work testing Clayton Christensen’s theory and highlights some of the limitations to it. This includes Christensen’s approach to ongoing research and modelling, where he collects data, theorises and then tests with new data, adjusting his initial theory. You can read more on King’s work here.
Listened Ep. 75 Live From San Francisco at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.1: Annalee Newitz | Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff from Team Human
If you have slavery in any part of your culture, the entire culture is infected by it.
In this conversation between Annalee Newitz and Douglas Rushkoff, they talk about robots, ethics, autonomy, slavery, gender and cats.
Listened How white is the tech sector? - Chips with Everything podcast by Jordan Erica Webber from the Guardian
Has the technology industry truly embraced diversity? What more needs to be done to make it a more inclusive industry? Inspired by Black History Month, Jordan Erica Webber and Chella Ramanan try and answer these questions.
In this episode of Chips with Everything, Webber and Ramanan talk to Carlton Cummins of Aceleron, junior software engineer Bukola Thompson, and Tom Ilube, founder of the African Science Academy. Many touch on the need for diversity, particularly when personal biases are often baked in, a point David Williams makes on the Team Human podcast.
Listened Searching for an Alzheimer’s cure while my father slips away – podcast by Peter Savodnik from the Guardian
Science might be able to return my father (or, more to the point, future Alzheimer’s patients) to his pre-Alzheimer’s state, but it could not undo the sea change that had taken place in the people who loved him. For that to happen, we would have to forget everything that had happened in the past decade – and our memory, for better and worse, is perfectly intact.
Listened Seth's Blog: Status roles from sethgodin.typepad.com
"I don't have much, but I have more than you do..." The second episode of my podcast is out today, and it's the result of perhaps fifty blog posts I wrote but didn't post, because the topic is too important...
Seth Godin looks at life through the lens of status roles and the stories that we tell. He suggests that when we work with others and create the conditions for success we need to think about whether we are lifting the status of others or shaming them.
Listened Episode 77: Attention and Regrets (and the Tech Industry) from The Contrafabulists Podcast
In this episode, Kin and Audrey talk about the tech "regrets" industry, the attention economy, and more.
Kin Lane and Audrey Watters discuss the wave of people coming out in regret. The problem is not ‘attention’ or ‘addiction’ but about ‘markets’ and ‘survelliance’. They warn that we need to continue to be critical about how these new ‘humane’ companies are addressing issues such as privacy.
Listened This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition by Marty McGuire from martymcgui.re
This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition is a weekly audio summary of This Week in the IndieWeb,a digest of activities of the IndieWeb community.
Just as with the Domain of One’s Own, the #IndieWeb is as much a mindset, an approach to a more open and democratic web, as it is about the tools. Marty McGuire’s weekly take on the IndieWeb News is a great way to stay abreast of this evolving space. A regular mix of interviews, events, posts and wiki updates is a great place to capture ideas and be inspired. McGuire also provides captions to support the audio.
Listened If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS - This American Life from This American Life
It’s safe to say whatever you want on the Internet; nobody will know it’s you. But that same anonymity makes it possible for people to say all the awful things that make the Internet such an annoying and sometimes frightening place. This week: what happens when the Internet turns on you?
Lindy West also reflected upon this experience and the podcast here.