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A show from WFMU about our shift to a digital future. Mark Hurst interviews creators and thinkers about technology, community, videogames, and whatever else is next.
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Ben Green's new book "The Smart Enough City" describes how cities can make use of digital technology, while preserving privacy and justice. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Ben Green" - "Mark's comments after the interview" Steve Earle - "City of Immigrants" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/94402
Mark Zuckerberg finally blinked. Mark Hurst talks about the Facebook boycott and other tech news stories. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Mark Zuckerberg blinks" Grimes - "We Appreciate Power" The Hood Internet - "1989" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/94289
Mark discusses Apple, eBay, facial rec, and the Zuck rant by Joe Scarborough. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "David Heinemeier Hansson on Vergecast" - "Mark tells the eBay story" - "John Oliver on facial recognition" - "Joe Scarborough on Zuck" - "Leap Before You Look" Aztec Camera - "Jump" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/94122
Proof that tech can be good: Jason Fried talks about launching Hey.com, a new email service that respects user privacy. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Jason Fried" - "Mark's comments after the interview" A Frames - "Surveillance" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93939
Chris Gilliard, on Big Tech companies expressing support for the black community (which is exploited by Big Tech) Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Chris Gilliard" - "Mark's comments after the interview" Andy Rehfeldt - "Can't Touch This / Tiny Dancer (Andy Rehfeldt mashup)" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93791
Ryan Walsh discusses OpenAI Jukebox and how AI-generated music could affect working musicians. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Ryan Walsh, Part 1" OpenAI Jukebox - "Rock, in the style of Elvis Presley" - "Interview with Ryan Walsh, Part 2" OpenAI Jukebox - "Dream Pop, in the style of Marissa Nadler" - "Quiz Time" OpenAI Jukebox - "Pop, in the style of The Beatles" OpenAI Jukebox - "Erasure" OpenAI Jukebox - "Ella Fitzgerald" OpenAI Jukebox - "Queen" - "Mark's comments after the interview" Governor Andrew Cuomo - "Press conference excerpt" Hallelujah the Hills - "Folk Music is Insane" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93630
Veteran tech journalist Steven Levy discusses his new book "Facebook: The Inside Story." Tomaš Dvořák - "Gameboy Tune (SW remix)" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Steven Levy, Part 1" - "Interview with Steven Levy, Part 2" - "Mark's comments after the interview" Queen - "Another One Bites the Dust, but every other beat is missing" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93497
Jathan Sadowski, author, "Too Smart: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World" Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" Kraftwerk - "Tanzmusik" - "Interview with Jathan Sadowski" - "Mark's comments after the interview" Fine Young Cannibals & GE - "C by GE light bulb instructions" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93184
Movie picks for pandemics and dystopias, with Mark's friend Paul in Atlanta. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview w/Paul in Atlanta" - "Mark's comments" Cavern of Anti-Matter - "Dystopian Shopping Mall" - Blood Drums http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93054
Daniel Kahn Gillmor, senior staff technologist at the ACLU, discusses contact tracing and the Apple-Google partnership. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Part 1" - "Interview with Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Part 2" Kosmicher Läufer - "Morgenröte" - The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-83, Vol. 2 - "Mark's comments" Porno For Pyros - "Pets" - Porno for Pyros http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92916
Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice," on the end of the world. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Toby Ord, Part 1" - "Interview with Toby Ord, Part 2" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92739
David Sax, author of "The Soul of an Entrepreneur," about entrepreneurialism in the age of corona. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with David Sax" - "Mark's comments" Brent McCollough - "Stayin' Inside" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92622
Privacy scholar Chris Gilliard returns to the show to discuss surveillance during corona. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Chris Gilliard" - "Mark's comments" Pink Tiles - "The Internet" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92486
Kyle Chayka, author of "Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism" - also tech news of Zoom, YouTube, and a musical treat. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Kyle Chayka" - "Mark's comments" John Toso and Fabio Martoglio - "Corona Virus" Daniel Matarazzo - "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (with new lyrics)" Raven Baxter - "Wipe It Down" - "Mark's comments" Vietnam's Ministry of Health - "Jealous Corona" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92340
Albert Fox Cahn and Liz O'Sullivan from Surveillance Technology Oversight Project - and special reporter Dan Casey. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Special reporter Dan Casey" - "Interview w/Albert Fox Cahn & Liz O'Sullivan" The Raffeys - "Big Brother" - Eep Snörpsh Now http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92200
Special reporter Dan Casey debuts on Techtonic with news of Big Tech contractors - and generative design creating some ridiculous emails. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Dan Casey" Vietnam's Ministry of Health - "Jealous Corona" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92057
Station manager Ken Freedman cohosts for the 2020 fundraising marathon. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" Call 800-989-9368 to PLEDGE - "We're drawing for Silenced by Sound" Vietnam's Ministry of Health - "Jealous Corona" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/91922
Mary Wing cohosts the first fundraising marathon 2020 episode of Techtonic. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" Red Rockers - "China" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/91780
Rana Foroohar, author, "Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles - And All Of Us" Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Rana Foroohar" - "Your comments" The Hood Internet - "1980, by Steve Reidell" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/91591
Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh, founder of Pivot for Humanity, on encouraging Big Tech engineers to adopt more ethical practices. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh" - "Your comments" The Hood Internet - "1979, by Steve Reidell" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/91456
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