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Jordan Wirfs-Brock - Radio Story Telling with Sonification
Jordan Wirfs-Brock is making innovative sonifications for radio. She is working on a PhD in Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research explores how voice interaction, sonification, and narrative support people as they learn to listen to data, producing more meaningful and engaging experiences with information. She has studied how people consume news across various devices and transition between offline and online behaviors.
Medical Nihilism: A Conversation With Jacob Stegenga
Our guest on this podcast is Jacob Stegenga, the author of Care and Cure and Medical Nihilism. We discuss the effectiveness of medical interventions, the relationship between philosophers and practitioners, how to deal with complexity, the nature of sexual desire, and much more.
In this episode:
How do doctors and other medical professionals respond to the argument for medical nihilism? (2:45) — Issues of publication bias and replication crisis: parallels between animal cognition research and medical research (7:00) — Are there examples of “gentle medicine” being used successfully in the health care system? (8:30) — How do the institutional motives and incentives for excessive intervention affect physicians’ behavior? (10:45) — How does an ordinary person know when, or when not, to trust the experts? (14:00) — Differentiating between simple and complex causes of disease (viruses & bacteria, vs. depression or schizophrenia; 17:45) — With complex conditions, could it ever be worth trying interventions that don’t seem to “make sense”? (21:00) — Current research on the philosophy of sexual desire: Is there a nature to sexual desire? What about social and cultural causes? (25:00) — Is sexual desire an individual or social phenomenon? (30:00) — Understanding the sexual desires of others through philosophy, literature and empirical science (34:15) — Current and future projects: formal logic in philosophy of science, and applications in society (37:30)
Virtual Events in the Arts: A Conversation with Michele Hanlon
Michele Hanlon, Associate Dean for the Arts at UT Dallas, discusses how teaching and performance have moved online in spring 2020, highlighting the School of Arts & Humanities Virtual Events in the Arts.
In this episode:
How to keep figure-drawing classes going under a shelter-in-place order (1:15) — Using Blackboard Collaborate to conduct a conditioning class in real time, as well as recording sessions for later (4:15) — Working remotely: from dance choreography to music ensembles (6:30) — Recent successful virtual events, including Mikhail Berestnev’s piano recital and a virtual tour of the Light Waves exhibition (10:30) — Advice for artists and collaborators adapting to the current situation (13:30) — Announcing the Faust radio play (14:30)
The State of the Arts and Humanities: A Conversation with Nils Roemer
Our guest on this episode of the podcast is Nils Roemer, interim dean of the School of the Arts and Humanities, director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, and the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.
In this podcast:
The timing of the transition to online learning (1:00) — The importance of engagement, closeness, proximity in humanities education (2:45) — Adapting to the technology of Microsoft Teams, online classes (5:15) — How to connect globally, across other borders and barriers, the importance of diversity (6:45) — After four successful searches, new tenure-track faculty coming to the School of Arts and Humanities (9:00) — Finding opportunity at moments of crisis and change (10:00) — Counteracting the compartmentalized, segregated model of knowledge (11:00) — Students are looking for some way to make different models compatible with one another; to make connections among disciplines (11:45) — Why students from Management or Computer Science are attracted to the arts and humanities (12:30) — Coffee houses as spaces of knowledge: the physician sitting next to the creative writer in Vienna (14:00) — Newest developments at the Ackerman Center: Developing an online MA in Holocaust and Human Rights Education (16:15) — Current project on Central European Jewish travel, from the 1880s to the immediate postwar period, considering the concepts of the flaneur, as well as class, nationality and ethnicity (17:45) — Upcoming project on how the Holocaust evolved dynamically after 1941 (19:00)
Episode 7 The Quantum Provocation
Can Quantum Physics help us solve the problems of race and discrimination in our society?
This provocation explores science culture and art through the medium of the Spoken Word.
Hear the contemplations of a recovering Astronomer; learn of the superposition of exitons of injustice in discriminatory design; the questionings of a quantum lab observer; and the hidden consciousness in man-made systems.
A compilation of the voices of
Episode 6 Part 3 of the class Laboratories Ways of Knowing Science and Poetry
Get insight into the, fun, wonder full, explorative, walk in the rain kind of romantic - interdisciplinary class designed and taught by Nomi stone: Ways of Knowing Science and Poetry.
Learn of the various processes and experiences that science and Poets have in fusing the arts and sciences.
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Arts and Sciences
Really enjoyed the discussion on the Arts Activities of Successful Scientists. Great listening while driving home. Look forward to hearing more!
The greatness sneaks up on you
The description is really horrible in itunes. In a nutshell, this is a podcast with conversations that happen in the space where art meets science. It’s new and still a little rough, but if you enjoy podcasts like Story Collider and 99% Invisible then you will probably fall in love with this collective of podcasts. I started listening with the assumption that the content would appeal to both artists and scientists, but it’s more geared toward individuals who are a little bit of both. Give yourself two or three episodes before you render a verdict.
The audio quality could be better, and most of the conversations should be trimmed to give a concise feel and increased pace, but I’m excited to see where the series goes. Keep producing!