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The Extra Dimension features deep discussions on how technology intersects with other parts of our lives. Welcome to the heart of the technological convergence.

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The Extra Dimension features deep discussions on how technology intersects with other parts of our lives. Welcome to the heart of the technological convergence.

    The Extra Dimension #55: Working Hard, or Hardly Working… From Home

    The Extra Dimension #55: Working Hard, or Hardly Working… From Home

    Episode summary



    00:00:00 | Intro

    00:02:42 | Video call etiquette

    00:15:23 | Random, informal encounters

    00:20:01 | Choosing communication mediums

    00:28:30 | Work-life balance

    00:39:58 | Establishing your personal brand

    00:42:11 | Establishing a daily routine

    00:51:14 | Land use





    * Coronavirus: How cities can adapt to Covid-19 –

    Vox

    * Bloomberg – Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

    * City Beat: When workers can live anywhere | City Observatory

    * Bloomberg – Urban Living Might Just Survive Coronavirus





    00:55:24 | Setting up your physical space





    * Lockdown Productivity: Spaceship You — CGP Grey

    * Suddenly working at home? We’ve done it for 22 years—and have advice | Ars Technica





    01:04:26 | Advantages to companies

    01:06:19 | Infrastructure challenges for companies

    01:13:15 | Best practices for managers

    01:17:12 | Jobs that cannot be done remotely

    01:25:40 | Kids at home

    01:30:31 | Do you want to continue working from home?

    01:33:48 | Outro



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    * Inspired / Kevin MacLeod



    Copyright

    The Extra Dimension is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to http://thenexus.tv/ted55.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Extra Dimension #54: Justice for George

    The Extra Dimension #54: Justice for George

    Episode summary



    00:00 | Intro

    01:36 | Community Response





    06:04 | Steve Fletcher: “The sanctity of life is a low bar”

    Image: mural for George Floyd

    Image: “Black Lives Matter” painted on street

    Image: “Defund the Police” painted on street

    08:53 | “I can’t breathe” by Abha Karnick

    13:29 | Mother protecting her children at the Oakdale protest

    Image: “He’s in

    custody! He’s in custody! This is news!”





    16:00 | Rioting & looting





    18:05 | MLK: “The riot is the language of the unheard”

    21:48 | Killer Mike: “Don’t burn your own house down”

    Images: Riot Destruction on University Ave





    33:07 | Useful resources, the role of technology in this crisis





    * Minneapolis Situation Map 2020 – Google My Maps

    * Flightradar24 Flight Tracker – Apps on Google Play





    40:31 | Where do we go from here?





    * Image: high school graduate attending protest in cap & gown

    * COVID-19 testing sites in Minnesota

    * 8 Can’t Wait

    * Research – Campaign Zero

    * Seven reforms needed now to loosen the grip of the Minneapolis Police Federation on the city it is holding hostage

    * Police Use of Force Project

    * Neighborhood Watch + Resources – Google Docs

    * Minneapolis City Council Members Announce Intent To Disband The Police Department, Invest In Proven Community-Led Public Safety – The Appeal

    * twin city sidewalks: Minneapolis Police Violence is a Statewide Issue





    51:35 | “Daddy changed the world!”

    52:00 | Say their names



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    Copyright

    The Extra Dimension is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.

    • 54 min
    The Extra Dimension #53: Culture, Technology, and Epidemics Through History

    The Extra Dimension #53: Culture, Technology, and Epidemics Through History

    Episode summary



    00:00:00 | Intro





    * Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus

    * 6 Diseases That Have Shaped Human History – YouTube

    * Infographic: The History of Pandemics, by Death Toll





    00:04:25 | Pubic Lice

    00:13:33 | Misdirected Blame

    00:18:01 | Cultural Adaptation





    * Singapore Was Ready for Covid-19—Other Countries, Take Note | WIRED





    00:30:21 | Going Back to Old Ways of Dealing





    * Coronavirus and cities: 1918 pandemic’s lessons about urban life – Curbed

    * Lockdowns flatten the “economic curve,” too

    * Opinion | There’s Really Only One Way to Reopen the Economy – The New York Times

    * San Francisco had the 1918 flu under control. And then it lifted the restrictions.





    00:34:30 | New Technologies





    * Protecting Civil Liberties During a Public Health Crisis | Electronic Frontier Foundation

    * Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology

    * 2 billion phones cannot use Google and Apple contact-tracing tech

    * Coronavirus misinformation is the latest test for social media platforms

    * How a 5G coronavirus conspiracy spread across Europe | Free to read | Financial Times





    00:41:25 | The Butterfly Effect

    00:43:51 | Cultural Context Creates Scenarios





    * xkcd: Pathogen Resistance





    01:06:29 | Outro



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    Copyright

    The Extra Dimension is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to http://thenexus.tv/ted53.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Extra Dimension #52: Bike Maintenance Essentials

    The Extra Dimension #52: Bike Maintenance Essentials

    Episode summary



    00:00:00 | Intro

    00:02:28 | Things you can do on the road





    00:02:46 | Changing a flat

    00:08:44 | Reseating chain

    00:10:22 | Adjusting fenders

    00:11:53 | Fine-tune barrel adjuster

    00:14:53 | Tools to carry with you

    Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX





    00:20:02 | Things you can do at home





    00:20:17 | Lubricating chain

    00:23:39 | Pumping tires to full





    00:24:35 | Winter maintenance

    00:31:07 | Maintenance for indoor training

    00:33:03 | Derusting chain

    00:35:11 | Seat height

    00:37:10 | Adjusting brakes

    00:40:59 | When to bring your bike to a shop





    * Measuring chain wear

    * Keep a maintenance log of how much riding each of your components lasts

    * Bring your bike in for its yearly tune-up at the end of its season, so you don’t have to wait in line





    00:48:42 | Recognizing tire wear

    00:52:47 | Services bike shops provide



    Every good bike shop should have a good dog!

    01:04:06 | Miscellaneous questions

    01:15:43 | Outro



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    Copyright

    The Extra Dimension is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to http://thenexus.tv/ted52.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Extra Dimension #51: COPPA? I Barely Even Know ‘Er!

    The Extra Dimension #51: COPPA? I Barely Even Know ‘Er!

    Episode summary



    00:00 | Intro

    00:44 | A brief history of COPPA





    * Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – Wikipedia

    * Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions | Federal Trade Commission





    07:30 | What’s changing on YouTube





    * Google and YouTube Will Pay Record $170 Million for Alleged Violations of Children’s Privacy Law | Federal Trade Commission

    * Official YouTube Blog: Better protecting kids’ privacy on YouTube

    * Watching “made for kids” content – YouTube Help

    * YouTube channel owners: Is your content directed to children? | Federal Trade Commission





    21:39 | Criticisms of COPPA





    * The FTC’s 2020 COPPA rules have YouTube creators scared

    * A video from Chadtronic that gets some details wrong, but illustrates a lot of the concerns creators have

    * Misinformed YouTubers are undermining the fight for children’s privacy online.





    27:42 | Unanswered questions

    30:07 | Lessons learned

    34:58 | Revising COPPA

    35:53 | Outro



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    • 38 min
    The Extra Dimension #50: Presenting Soft Robotics Podcast

    The Extra Dimension #50: Presenting Soft Robotics Podcast

    Links



    * Podcast | Softrobotics.org

    * Soft Robotics Podcast RSS Feed

    * Marwa ElDiwiny (@MarwaEldiwiny) | Twitter



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    • 1 hr 12 min

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