25 episodes

Two queer friends with the Atlantic Ocean in between them, discussing how technology is changing society, from an intersectional feminist perspective. Each episode we catch up and tackle a different topical theme.

The Intersection of Things Discussions on how technology impacts social issues, with an intersectional feminist twist.

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Two queer friends with the Atlantic Ocean in between them, discussing how technology is changing society, from an intersectional feminist perspective. Each episode we catch up and tackle a different topical theme.

    Episode 24: Internet Myths

    Episode 24: Internet Myths

    In a Halloween special Marianela and Ruth gather round a virtual campfire and tell each other tales of the Internet. The things we fell for, and the things it revealed to us.

    We talk about cute animal stories, ethics in psychology experiments, haunted emails and blessed tumblr posts. The twisted parables that have lost their meaning, ugly fruit, and the real story behind the garages they say birthed Google, Amazon, Disney, Dell, Microsoft.

    Full footnotes available at: https://www.theintersectionofthings.com/episodes/ep-24-internet-myths

    Find us:
    Intersection of Things: @thingsintersect
    www.theintersectionofthings.com

    Ruth Coustick-Deal: @nesient
    Marianela Ramos Capelo: @undazedandsuch

    • 51 min
    Episode 23: Ritual

    Episode 23: Ritual

    In Ritual we review the recent self-help book ‘The Power of Ritual’, and ask how is tech shaped by ritual? And rituals changed by tech? With companies like Headspace, WeCroak and SoulCycle, how is spirituality commodified, and how do we notice it happening? What are the rituals we have gained and lost in lockdown? Plus we talk about self-help, self-care, and rest as resistance.

    Full footnotes are available at: https://www.theintersectionofthings.com/episodes/ep-23-ritual

    Find us:
    Intersection of Things: @thingsintersect
    www.theintersectionofthings.com

    • 44 min
    Episode 22: Curiosity

    Episode 22: Curiosity

    Does the Internet have a gaze? What’s your advice on cultivating a b******t radar? What has been surprising in the last decade of tech?

    It’s our 2 year anniversary episode! Marianela and Ruth interview each other with big reflective questions about the internet and how we think about it.

    Plus we talk about our Internet pet hates and loves; the changing visual languages that represent the web – from Guy Fawkes to Witches; and the importance of silliness. Happy birthday to the pod!

    References available at: https://www.theintersectionofthings.com/episodes/ep22-curiosity

    Find us:
    Intersection of Things: @thingsintersect
    www.theintersectionofthings.com

    Ruth Coustick-Deal: @nesient
    Marianela Ramos Capelo: @undazedandsuch

    • 50 min
    Episode 21: Gaming

    Episode 21: Gaming

    What are choices are built into games, and why? Why do they still inspire moral panic about young people playing them? We talk about games being used for political ends, sometimes by design, but best of all when players get subversive with the mechanics.

    Plus, the power of gamers showing solidarity with the workers and creators, vs the toxic online communities that led to the rise of the alt-right. 

    We interview Marijam Didžgalvytė, games industry expert, worker rights organiser, and creator of the Left Left Up video series for her insights.

    Full footnotes are available at: https://www.theintersectionofthings.com/episodes/ep21-gaming

    Find us:
    Intersection of Things: @thingsintersect
    www.theintersectionofthings.com

    Ruth Coustick-Deal: @nesient
    Marianela Ramos Capelo: @undazedandsuch

    • 53 min
    Episode 20: Beauty

    Episode 20: Beauty

    How can machines decide what is beautiful, and what is a beautiful machine? How did teen girls change phone hardware forever? How has Instagram changed our physical spaces? Are 'beautifying' filters racist? Plus, we talk about the many uses of YouTube make-up tutorials: for defiance, play, celebration, and … secret security lessons. And we celebrate how the Internet shows us there are #ManyKindsofHot

    Find the full footnotes at: https://www.theintersectionofthings.com/episodes/ep20-beauty

    FIND US!

    Intersection of Things: @thingsintersect
    www.theintersectionofthings.com

    Ruth Coustick-Deal: @nesient
    Marianela Ramos Capelo: @undazedandsuch

    • 40 min
    Episode 19: Resilience

    Episode 19: Resilience

    How do we communicate when disaster strikes and our phones and internet go down? How are communities in New York, Puerto Rico & Oaxaca building their own networks which survive?
    What does resilience mean, and how can definitions influence what emergency responses look like? Can you get involved and build Internet without corporates involved at all?

    We interview technologist, community organiser and badass Krusheska Quirós about her Portable Network Kits workshops, and how to build resilience through both social & technological means.

    Plus, throwing in a little bit of Audre Lorde - what tools can be used to demolish the master’s house?

    Full footnotes are available at: https://www.theintersectionofthings.com/episodes/ep19-resilience

    Find us:
    Intersection of Things: @thingsintersect
    www.theintersectionofthings.com

    Ruth Coustick-Deal: @nesient
    Marianela Ramos Capelo: @undazedandsuch

    • 51 min

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