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A podcast about the intersection of technology, society, and internet culture – with a dash of philosophy and art for good measure. Hosts: Laura Hilliger & Doug Belshaw (We Are Open Co-op)
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This episode features a conversation between Doug Belshaw and Laura Hilliger, with the key points of discussion being Laura’s anger over a minor incident (hence the episode title), poetry, yoga, electric scooters, book recommendations, and ‘debogging yourself’. Support this podcast! https://opencollective.com/weareopen Links and notes: https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/12/tearing-your-anger.html Wislawa Szymborska Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/13/a-disgruntled-federal-employees-1980s-desk-calendar https://kottke.org/23/03/notes-art https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/06/debogging-yourself.html https://buster.wiki/blog/2013/08-24-live-like-a-hydra/ https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/25/optimising-for-the.html https://www.thejaymo.net/2024/04/21/336-where-interests-take-you/ https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/25/book-reading-and.html https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/24/realtime-deepfake-videos.html https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/10/a-pharmacology-of.html https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/you-can-now-buy-a-flame-throwing-robot-dog-for-under-10000/
Ramble chat season :) In this episode Doug and Laura discuss corporatizing learning and credentialing, volunteerism and the fact that all the answers are already out there.
Laura and Doug speak with the author of Radical Technologies: The design of everyday life, Adam Greenfield. A Verso author, Adam has a new book coming out called Lifehouse: Taking Care of Ourselves in A World on Fire Adam Greenfield: https://speedbird.wordpress.com/ Favourite book: Stephen Mitchell translation of Tao Te Ching: https://stephenmitchellbooks.com/translations-adaptations/tao-te-ching/ Lifehouses - https://speedbird.wordpress.com/2023/04/10/the-lifehouse-distributed-community-support-centers-for-the-long-emergency/ https://www.versobooks.com/en-gb/blogs/news/from-churches-to-lifehouses Climate change and doomerism - https://social.coop/@adamgreenfield/111942463874510426 Bruce Sterling - "Viridian Green" thinking/design: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viridian_design_movement Arcosanti - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcosanti AI and Object Horror - https://mastodon.social/@apike/111939446130457407 AI and pattern recognition - https://social.coop/@adamgreenfield/111952644538668726 Support this podcast and other We Are Open projects and products at https://opencollective.com/weareopen
In this episode, Laura and Doug lament the crashing of their Etherpad server and chat about tools they use for knowledge management. Support the Tao of WAO at https://opencollective.com/weareopen
S09 Episode 02: Wikis

S09 Episode 02: Wikis

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In this episode of the Tao of WAO podcast, Laura Hilliger and Doug Belshaw discuss a range of topics including the Six Degrees of Wikipedia tool, feminism and the divergence of Gen Z's political views by gender, conspiracy theories and Taylor Swift
In the ninth season of the Tao of WAO podcast, Doug Belshaw and Laura Hilliger casually discuss their personal technology use, ranging from e-readers and work devices to gaming, and touch upon broader topics such as AI's impact on jobs and unique websites like the German customs auction platform. They note a trend of professionals, including themselves, experiencing job market shifts, potentially influenced by AI integration in various industries. The episode ends with Doug's suggestion to the audience to engage with the podcast through social media, reviews, or direct contact for work opportunities or feedback.
This season of the podcast looked at the future of new literacies as part of a submission to the Winter 2023 edition of the Journal for Media Literacy. Our guest host for the season is Ian O'Byrne https://www.linkedin.com/in/wiobyrne/ Support this podcast: https://opencollective.com/weareopen
Speaking with Kay Oddone on the future of Media Literacy. https://www.linkedin.com/in/koddone/ Elucidating key concepts, terminologies, and the present landscape of media and information literacy. Talking about the critical need for a progressive approach in these disciplines. Support this podcast: https://opencollective.com/weareopen
Speaking with Helen Beetham on the future of Media Literacy. https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-beetham/ Weaving the concept of Intersectionality and Transdisciplinarity with media literacies, emphasising how different social identities interplay in unique experiences and perspectives in media and information literacy, and underscoring the integration of these literacies with various academic disciplines and professional sectors. Support this podcast: https://opencollective.com/weareopen
Speaking with Roz Hussin on the future of Media Literacy. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rozhussin/ This podcast series, accompanied by a comprehensive written article, aims to illuminate a diverse and inclusive perspective on media and information literacy, exploring the intricate intersections of technology, culture, and society. Support this podcast: https://opencollective.com/weareopen
Dialogue with experts focusing on the themes of Race, Gender, AI, and Geographic Location & Language/Localisation. Each expert delves into how these areas influence and shape the future trajectories of media and information literacy. Support this podcast: https://opencollective.com/weareopen
This season of the podcast is looking at the future of new literacies as part of a submission to the Winter 2023 edition of the Journal for Media Literacy. Our guest host for the season is Ian O'Byrne https://www.linkedin.com/in/wiobyrne/ Support this podcast: https://opencollective.com/weareopen
Support our podcast: https://opencollective.com/weareopen Join our bookclub: https://literal.club/club/tao-of-wao More about us: https://weareopen.coop In this episode, we chat a little bit about what literacy means and how our perception of it shifts and changes as technologies advance. We start to unpick AI literacy and get ready for Season 8, which will be a partial submission to the Journal of Media Literacy. Links: https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2023/03/18/ai-literacy/ https://www.laurahilliger.com/models/deconstructing-power-in-the-age-of-ai/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_orality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_McLuhan https://hackeducation.com https://www.wired.com/story/fanfiction-omegaverse-sex-trope-artificial-intelligence-knotting/ https://dynomight.net/ducks/ https://ailiteracy.fyi
In this episode we speak with Krystal Rawls, the Program Leader and Storyteller currently directing the Cal State University Dominguez Hills Workforce Integration Network. https://opencollective.com/weareopen https://literal.club/club/tao-of-wao/book https://www.linkedin.com/in/professorrawls/ https://toby-89881.medium.com/explode-on-impact-cba283b908cb
Today's guest is Matt Jukes, a self-described 'product person' who just left the position of Head of Profession for Product Management at the UK government's Department for Business and Trade. He's got a really useful newsletter called Public Service Internet jobs and is an all-round interesting person. https://opencollective.com/weareopen https://literal.club/club/tao-of-wao/book Links https://www.jukes.ie/ https://tinyletter.com/jukesie https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjukes/ https://digitalbydefault.com/2023/05/21/dc-days/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mjukes_five-year-anniversary-of-my-dumbest-work-activity-7079159577564303360-F8qE https://digitalbydefault.com/2023/06/04/2023-ambitions-story-so-far/
https://opencollective.com/weareopen https://literal.club/club/tao-of-wao/book Inspiration for this episode from Nita Farahany on Undivided Attention, The Battle for your Brain. https://your-undivided-attention.simplecast.com/episodes/protecting-our-freedom-of-thought-with-nita-farahany-_HAu6pb4 Deconstructing power in the age of AI: https://www.laurahilliger.com/models/deconstructing-power-in-the-age-of-ai/
Today's guests are Tim Riches founding director of Navigatr and Omid Mufeed, CTO at Navigatr. We're talking about their history, open badge technology and new AI improvements in the world of badging and credentialling Links https://www.navigatr.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-riches-a784792/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/omufeed/
Today's guests are Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones from The Curious Advantage podcast. They are both co-founders of The Ludic Group, a highly successful business consultancy and have worked with companies such as Novartis and Coca-Cola. They are the authors of several books, including The Curious Advantage, and Digital Humans! Links https://www.curiousadvantage.com/ https://ludicgroup.com/ Garrick: "in Bocca" series from 1970s https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/195510/il-buco-stories-and-recipes
This is part 2 of Co-op Lessons. Doug and Laura chat with fellow We Are Open Co-op founding member, John Bevan about the lessons learned over the last 7 years of running a cooperative. https://opencollective.com/weareopen https://literal.club/club/tao-of-wao/book Links https://wiki.weareopen.coop/en/guidelines/running-a-project https://learnwith.weareopen.coop/courses/meetings-course/
In this 2 part episode, Doug and Laura chat with fellow We Are Open Co-op founding member, John Bevan about the lessons learned over the last 7 years of running a cooperative. https://opencollective.com/weareopen https://literal.club/club/tao-of-wao/book Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_Communication https://outlandish.com/workshops/reframing-conflict/ FONT: https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2023/03/08/font-and-nvc/ https://outlandish.com/blog/abi-is-stepping-down-from-being-a-member-of-outlandish/
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