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Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech. This is MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, produced in partnership with KGNU.



Each month, we speak with someone who works with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new" repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



New editions of Looks Like New air the fourth Thursday of every month on KGNU radio at 6 p.m. or online as a podcast.

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Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech. This is MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, produced in partnership with KGNU.



Each month, we speak with someone who works with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new" repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



New editions of Looks Like New air the fourth Thursday of every month on KGNU radio at 6 p.m. or online as a podcast.

    Looks Like New – Can Blockchains Stop War Crimes?

    Looks Like New – Can Blockchains Stop War Crimes?

    These days it seems like cryptocurrencies and blockchains are mostly enabling abuses: speculative bubbles, malware attacks, and money laundering for rogue states. But could the same technology also hold powerful governments and corporations accountable?



    Jonathan Dotan directs the Starling Lab at Stanford University and USC, which uses emerging cryptographic technology to document human rights abuses, from the Holocaust to the current war in Ukraine. Dotan explains how his lab leverages tools usually associated with money and finance to preempt misinformation in the fog of war.



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    CU Boulder’s MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech.



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider and the Looks Like New team speaks with people who work with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new,” repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



    Looks Like New airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., or by podcast on iTunes

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    Looks Like New: Eli Pariser – Can the Internet be a public space?

    Looks Like New: Eli Pariser – Can the Internet be a public space?

    When we think about social media platforms and online interactions, it might seem like we are merely experiencing feeds of information that are curated for us by algorithms. The scale by which companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram now operate can make us question whether these information sharing spaces are public at all. What would it look like for platforms to look more like other kinds of public spaces in our lives?



    This month on Looks Like New, we have a conversation with Eli Pariser, whose career has involved building several influential online platforms, pushing into the status quo by rethinking our online spaces by reflecting on human engagement in other kinds of public spaces—libraries, parks, and the democratic process.



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    CU Boulder’s MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech.



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider and the Looks Like New team speaks with people who work with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new,” repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



    Looks Like New airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., or by podcast on iTunes



     



     

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    Looks Like New: How real are esports?

    Looks Like New: How real are esports?

    Competitive entertainment has always been an essential part of human culture. Traditionally, sports have been the preferred form of competition, however, in a modern age of mass globalization through connection, a new form of entertainment has taken the stage: esports.



    With online communities of millions spread across the world, esports has been rapidly expanding and encourages a volatile competitive environment. With a great familiarity with traditional sports, it’s easy to wonder, "just how real are esports?" We speak with Jake Kelton from XLNC whose work in media production centers around esports.



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    CU Boulder’s MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech.



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider and the Looks Like New team speaks with people who work with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new,” repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



    Looks Like New airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., or by podcast on iTunes

    • 59 min
    Looks Like New: What should we decolonize?

    Looks Like New: What should we decolonize?

    News headlines have been full of debates about Critical Race Theory (CRT), books and topics being banned in schools, and calls to remove statues of colonizers around the world. More recently, universities and governments have done work in land acknowledgements or renaming places locally under the banner of "decolonizing." But what does decolonizing really mean, and what does it ask of our society? We speak with Dr. Nabil Echchaibi from CU Boulder whose work and life center around this topic



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    CU Boulder’s MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech.



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider and the Looks Like New team speaks with people who work with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new,” repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



    Looks Like New airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., or by podcast on iTunes

    • 59 min
    Looks Like New: Can algorithms be fair?

    Looks Like New: Can algorithms be fair?

    If you’ve noticed your social media platforms and web searches are giving you personalized results or advertisements, you might be curious about how or why this happens. This is the work of algorithms—the programming that computers use to take raw data and do something with it.



    While algorithms might be used as a type of buzzword, knowing what they are and how they function can be really useful. In this episode, we have a conversation with Jessie J. Smith, a researcher whose work with algorithms spans from topics of literacy to fairness.



    What happens when algorithms are unfair, and can they ever truly be fair?



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    CU Boulder’s MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech.



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider and the Looks Like New team speaks with people who work with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new,” repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



    You can hear Looks Like New the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., or by podcast on iTunes.

    • 59 min
    Looks Like New: What can the Internet learn from the past?

    Looks Like New: What can the Internet learn from the past?

    When we design the future, we rely on history, whether we like it or not. In December 2021, the MEDLab and the United Nations Internet Governance Forum launched a virtual art exhibition called “Excavations: Governance Archaeology for the Future of the Internet.”



    This online exhibition is an interdisciplinary, artistic experience interrogating narratives of the past and working through future possibilities for the Internet. We had a conversation with MEDLab’s Darija Medić and Nathan Schneider to learn more about this work.



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    CU Boulder’s MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech.



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider and the Looks Like New team speaks with people who work with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new,” repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.



    You can hear Looks Like New the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., or by podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

    • 59 min

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I learned a lot about technology and the future 🙂

Nathan asks very interesting questions of his guests that create a dialogue that is inspiring and informative. I look forward each month to what comes next from Looks Like New.

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