28 episodes

Good Code is a weekly podcast on ethics in our digital world.
We look at ways in which our increasingly digital societies could go terribly wrong, and we speak with those trying to prevent that. If you like TV shows, think of it as Black Mirror meets The Good Place: Dystopian scenarios, with a way out.

Good Code is a collaboration of Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative and visiting journalist Chine Labbe.

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Good Code is a weekly podcast on ethics in our digital world.
We look at ways in which our increasingly digital societies could go terribly wrong, and we speak with those trying to prevent that. If you like TV shows, think of it as Black Mirror meets The Good Place: Dystopian scenarios, with a way out.

Good Code is a collaboration of Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative and visiting journalist Chine Labbe.

    Daniel Kelley on Harassment in Online Gaming

    Daniel Kelley on Harassment in Online Gaming

    Over two billion people play games globally. And live, multi-players games are more than just games: they are social platforms, where people interact, chat, and get harassed. Daniel Kelley is the associate director of the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League. He leads the center’s work to fight hate, bias and harassment in online gaming. And he explains why games should be considered as social spaces, and toughen their moderation and harassment policies. 

    • 25 min
    Judith Duportail on Tinder's Algorithm

    Judith Duportail on Tinder's Algorithm

    How do we love online? What does dating and love look like in an era dominated by swipes, likes and matches ? In may ways, online dating has become the new norm. And Tinder, our new reality. Judith Duportail, a French journalist and Tinder user, spent two years investigating the app: its algorithm, its patent, and the data it had accumulated on her. She tells us what this investigation taught her about herself, the future of dating, and the company's philosophy. 

    • 22 min
    Tracy Dennis-Tiwary on Screens and Relationships

    Tracy Dennis-Tiwary on Screens and Relationships

    What is screen time doing to our relationships? More specifically,  what is us being on our screens so much, doing to our kids? What happens when mothers, fathers, caregivers disappear into their phones in front of infants and toddlers? Tracy Dennis-Tiwary is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the City University of New York, and she has conducted a study to find out. We talk about her research on technology and mental health, and she warns against always blaming the technology. 

    • 28 min
    The Tech Worker Uprising

    The Tech Worker Uprising

    In 2018 and 2019, tech workers stood up, pushed back and said no, to projects, and working environments they disagreed with. At Amazon, Google, Microsoft: they said no to government contracts, no to sexual harassment. Are we witnessing a revolution? A unique movement led by a new generation of data scientists with a strong conscience? We explore this question with Guillaume Chaslot, who worked on YouTube's controversial recommendation algorithm, and with computer science PhD students.

    • 14 min
    Cara LaPointe on The Ethics of Blockchain

    Cara LaPointe on The Ethics of Blockchain

    Ever wished you found the perfect Blockchain 101 presentation? Well this episode’s for you. Cara LaPointe is a non-resident fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. And she's created the “Blockchain Ethical Design Framework," to help entrepreneurs develop socially responsible blockchain technologies. What is Blockchain? Is it really the truth technology? LaPointe answers all the questions you might have on this hot new technology. 

    • 24 min
    Shiri Azenkot on Accessible Virtual Realities

    Shiri Azenkot on Accessible Virtual Realities

    How can we make virtual, augmented and mixed realities accessible to all, including people with disabilities? That's a question that's been on Shiri Azenkot's mind for years now. She's an Assistant Professor of Information Science at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, and her research focuses on accessible technology. She explains why accessibility is important to her, and why she believes that XR is a promising technology in that regard.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

erant1 ,

Loved the killer robots episode!

It’s like Black Mirror, but has so much depth. A real interesting discussion, great questions, and a thoughtful and deep conversation.

Warlord Gus ,

Didn’t know I needed this info

I’ve never been too concerned about tech giants harvesting my data and targeting adverts at me. Now I know I should be. Not much I can do about it, but this excellent Podcast has given me something new to complain about. Wonderful.

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Every topic is very well covered

This podcast at the intersection of technology and social study is very interesting. It enables to have a fresh look at topics that are covered only from the nerd approach.
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