Listened
Another great Tao of Wao Doug, Laura and Bryan.

The discussion touched upon devices and calling out usage. This reminded me of something that danah boyd once shared:

  1. Verbalize what you’re doing with your phone’
  2. Create a household contract

In regards to ‘work’, I was intrigued by Doug’s discussion of work and non-work (if that is what we want to call meetings etc). It made me wonder if there are some people out there who maybe never ‘work’?

In relation to clocking hours, I personally do not have to worry about that, and must admit, I prefer not stressing about every minute. However, I do quite a bit of development in the creation of various Crystal Reports with a third-party. One of the biggest lessons that I have learnt is that everything counts. This has definitely made me more mindful of the emails I send and the testing I do, especially when you think of every update and request as a fifteen minute block.

As a side note, I wonder how we might rethink email requests and interruptions within organisations if they were billed in fifteen minute blocks?

Lastly, Bryan’s involvement reminded me of the pre-TIDE conversation?

Replied to Courage to Continue by wiobyrne (digitallyliterate.net)

Kevin Roose on Clubhouse, the invitation-only social audio app. Clubhouse has been super hot over the last couple of months.

Ian, I really enjoyed Kevin Roose’s thoughts on Clubhouse, especially the quote you shared:

Every successful social network has a life cycle that goes something like: Wow, this app sure is addictive! Look at all the funny and exciting ways people are using it! Oh, look, I can get my news and political commentary here, too! This is going to empower dissidents, promote free speech and topple authoritarian regimes! Hmm, why are trolls and racists getting millions of followers? And where did all these conspiracy theories come from? This platform should really hire some moderators and fix its algorithms. Wow, this place is a cesspool, I’m deleting my account.

I must admit that I have not been invited to the platform and have no intention on using it if I was. What I do not get is how this innovative technology is different from Voxer or Discourse? I guess I may never know. For now, I will just stick to listening to podcasts.

I hope you are safe.

Aaron

Listened Mark Pesce | Team Human from shows.acast.com

Playing for Team Human today, futurist, inventor, and author of “Augmented Reality,” Mark Pesce.

Pesce augments our understanding of the many interfaces between ourselves and whatever it is that’s out there. Does cybernetics break the western conception of linear time, arrow-for-progress, colonial expansion thing?

In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses why elected officials should not be on social media platforms. “The minute we put banks and other real stuff on here is the minute it started to go wrong.” Further, he looks at how early-stage internet fan fiction crept into reality and ended up addicted to fractalnoia.

Mark Pesce talks about his new book on Augmented Reality. The conversation explores different senses of space and how companies like Niantic avoid legal precedence around ownership. He also explores the way in which our reality can be twisted. This touches on the topic of magic and the way in which a part of us can die when we change.
Bookmarked New Order – New Order – TRANSMISSIONS: THE DEFINITIVE STORY (neworder.com)

The tale of Joy Division and New Order is being told like never before in ‘Transmissions: The Definitive Story’; the new podcast series capturing vivid moments and retelling the epic chronicles of the group from Joy Division’s inception onwards.

TRANSMISSIONS
THE DEFINITIVE STORY

THE OFFICIAL JOY DIVISION /
NEW ORDER PODCAST

A new podcast focusing on New Order. I must admit, I have enjoyed what The Current have done in regards to Prince. I look forwards to the various voices and stories associated with New Order.
Listened Pushing good coffee Beyond merely fair in search of ethical trade by Jeremy Cherfas from eatthispodcast.com

Walking down the supermarket aisle in search of coffee, I have this warm inner glow. If I choose a pack that boasts the Fair Trade logo, or that of any other third-party certifying agency, I’ll be doing good just by paying a little more for something that I am going to buy anyway. The extra I pay will find its way to the poor farmers who grow the coffee, and together enlightened coffee drinkers can make their lives better. But it seems I’m at least somewhat mistaken. Certified coffee is certainly better than nothing, but it isn’t doing as much good as I fondly imagine. And the price premium I pay could be doing a lot more.


In this episode I hear about coffee that’s more ethical than fair, and about some of the ways in which Fair Trade falls short.

I came upon this episode via Jeremy Cherfas’ response to two podcasts exploring coffee: In Our Time and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.
Replied to inessential: Why I Listen to Podcasts at 1x Speed (inessential.com)

I’m in no hurry. I will never, ever be caught up on all the podcasts I’d like to listen to. So, instead, I just play whatever I feel like whenever I feel like listening.

I’ll miss things, and that’s totally fine. But, in the meantime, I get to listen to the human voice somewhat close to realistically, with its the natural human pauses, with its rhythms and flows relatively unmediated and natural. Its warmth and music means so much more to me than being caught up.

I am going to have to think about this.
Replied to Podcast discovery, Huffduffer, and listen feeds (BoffoSocko)

Do you have a listen feed I could subscribe to? Perhaps a Huffduffer account I should follow? How do you discover audio content online? 

That is a really good point about Huffduffer Chris, I had not really thought of that aspect. Personally speaking, I like the serendipity of the collection feed, even if somebody has not listened or liked a particular podcast.

I completely agree about the micropub point. I currently use Podcast Addict on Android to listen. Although it has a lot of functions I find useful, I get rather frustrated with workflow for creating listen posts. I am wondering if you have a particular workflow?

Bookmarked The J Files (abc.net.au)

The J Files brings together artists and fans to share and explore the stories behind the music you love.Subscribe to The J Files podcast on iTunes or RSS

I remember growing up with Richard Kingsmill and The J Files. It was an essential aspect to my education in music. I particularly loved hearing songs from artists that I knew, but had never had the opportunity to hear before. These days such serendipity has been countered by streaming and the ability to find things easily. I therefore have started following The J Files podcast as I really like how they compile interviews and insights about artists drawn from the extensive ABC archives.
Replied to Audiobooks vs reading (Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel)

Although I listen to a lot of podcasts (here’s my OPML file) I don’t listen to many audiobooks. That’s partly because I never feel up-to-date with my podcast listening, but also because I often read before going to sleep. It’s much more difficult to find your place again if you drift off while listening than while reading!

Thank you Doug for sharing your OPML. It reminds me that I need to update my list of podcasts to add some of my newer additions, such as Reclaim Today, Have You Heard and The Guardian’s Long Reads.