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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: What Is the Internet Doing to the Environment?

    Looks Like New: What Is the Internet Doing to the Environment?

    Our guest this month, Hunter Vaughan, discusses his background and work with asking these questions and current efforts to help lessen the environmental impact of the Internet.

    • 55 min
    Looks Like New: What Is a Black Media Philosophy?

    Looks Like New: What Is a Black Media Philosophy?

    A lot of us are thinking about the legacies of racism these days, and about a media ecosystem that seems to hinder any hope of progress. But too rarely do we think about race and media together. Who gets to be the heroes of the digital age? Whose bodies become a kind of media?



    Our guest this month, Armond Towns, has been developing a “Black media philosophy" that confronts media cultures saturated in whiteness. He is a professor of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at the University of Richmond. With host Bailey Troutman.



    https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2021/02/Looks-Like-New_02-25-21.mp3



     



    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 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.



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

    • 54 min
    Looks Like New: Can Software Handle Ethics?

    Looks Like New: Can Software Handle Ethics?

    Free and open-source software is a kind of miracle. It's community-created technology, a commons that anyone can contribute to and use. But those communities are not always the utopias they're made out to be. Many have been havens for exclusionary cultures, and their tools have been used to perpetrate human-rights abuses.



    Coraline Ada Ehmke is a software developer working to change that. She created the Contributor Covenant, a widely adopted code of conduct for open-source projects. Now she is leading the Ethical Source Movement, which enables projects prevent their tools from being used for purposes they oppose.



    https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2021/01/LooksLikeNew-01-28-21.mp3



     



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



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider speaks 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.



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



     

    • 58 min
    Looks Like New – Could online justice be restorative?

    Looks Like New – Could online justice be restorative?

    The stakes for moderation and governance in online communities are getting higher and higher. Harms can be very serious, from election manipulation to sexual abuse.



    But for the most part, platforms rely on only very blunt tools for addressing these harms—the digital equivalents of censoring and exiling.



    But can we do better than simply imagining we can make harm go away?



    Niloufar Salehi (UC Berkeley) and Amy Hasinoff (CU Denver) have been exploring how to bring practices of restorative justice into online communities. This discussion is part of the Metagovernance Seminar (metagov.org).



    https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2020/12/looks-like-new-salehi_12-24-20.mp3



     



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



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider speaks 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.



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

    • 58 min
    Looks Like New – Can artists control their own business?

    Looks Like New – Can artists control their own business?

    Art has often been the vanguard of new tech. It was through art that many people got interested in the Internet to begin with, or became willing to pay for subscription services. But too often, large corporations take advantage of business models that artists work to create. What if artists owned and governed their own business models? Austin Robey is co-founder of Ampled, a platform for musicians, owned and governed by the musicians themselves, along with their supporters. He describes how building an online business looks different when artists are in charge.



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider speaks 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.



    https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2020/11/looks-like-new-robey-11-26-2020.mp3



     



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



    Each month, host Nathan Schneider speaks 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.



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

    • 55 min
    Looks Like New: Does News Need New Tech?

    Looks Like New: Does News Need New Tech?

    Brick House is a new news organization that calls itself "the wolf-proof media cooperative." It has emerged in part out of a failed experiment, Civil, which sought to use Bitcoin-like blockchain technology to shore up the ailing news business.



    Brick House's founder, the veteran journalist and entrepreneur Maria Bustillos, explains why she thinks a simpler, older model of cooperative ownership could be a better way forward—even while she remains hopeful about the sci-fi promise of blockchains.



    https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2020/10/Looks-Like-New_10-22-20.mp3



    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 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.



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



     

    • 55 min

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imjonbean ,

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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