116 episodes

Reflections on media, technology and authentic humanity.

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Reflections on media, technology and authentic humanity.

    118: Why bother creating, when computers can do it better?

    118: Why bother creating, when computers can do it better?

    As machine learning tools improve, do they threaten to make human creativity obsolete? 

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    “Video Game Coin sound effect” by harrietniamh. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
    “Lose (Retro video game SFX)” by cabled_mess. Public domain.
    “Printed Circuit Board” illustration by zhengdacool on Vecteezy.

    • 6 min
    117: “Moulin Rouge!’ How an unforced error ruined a musical

    117: “Moulin Rouge!’ How an unforced error ruined a musical

    The Broadway adaptation of “Moulin Rouge” inexplicably abandons the film’s satisfying conclusion — in favor of a toxic anticlimax. Recorded outside — on a walk!

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    Sources


    “Video Game Coin sound effect” by harrietniamh. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
    “Lose (Retro video game SFX)” by cabled_mess. Public domain.
    “Printed Circuit Board” illustration by zhengdacool on Vecteezy.

    • 6 min
    116: Facebook’s complete control over hyper-local news

    116: Facebook’s complete control over hyper-local news

    For many small communities, Facebook is the only online source of neighborhood updates. Follow me on Mastodon.

    Sources


    “Video Game Coin sound effect” by harrietniamh. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
    Lose (Retro video game SFX) by cabled_mess. Public domain.

    • 4 min
    115: Automating my escape from Instagram

    115: Automating my escape from Instagram

    In the wake of joining Mastodon, I’m reconsidering my relationship to ad-driven social media platforms. Here’s a simple automation that (I’m hoping) will wean me off of Instagram. 

    Sources


    “Video Game Coin sound effect” by harrietniamh. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
    Lose (Retro video game SFX) by cabled_mess. Public domain.

    • 5 min
    114: A lapsed gamer and the cloud

    114: A lapsed gamer and the cloud

    Cloud gaming made it easy to rekindle a long-lost passion for video games.

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    Sources


    “Video Game Coin sound effect” by harrietniamh. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
    Lose (Retro video game SFX) by cabled_mess. Public domain.

    • 3 min
    113: Choosing a Mastodon instance

    113: Choosing a Mastodon instance

    There are thousands of Mastodon instances. How do you pick just one?

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    Sources


    “Video Game Coin sound effect” by harrietniamh. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
    Lose (Retro video game SFX) by cabled_mess. Public domain.

    • 1 min

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