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a podcast about activism and technology

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a podcast about activism and technology

    When computers make decisions, it’s political

    When computers make decisions, it’s political

    David Robinson founded Upturn, a tech-policy consultancy that focuses on civil rights and social justice. In this episode he talks about getting Google to ban predatory "payday loan" advertisements and how he came to focus on public interest work at the intersection of law and technology.

    Music: "Fate" and "Sometimes Thing's Don't Go As Planned" by Marquice Turner on Soft Dreams, available at the FMA http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marquice_Turner/Soft_Dreams/

    • 23 min
    Making it politically costly to mess with the Internet

    Making it politically costly to mess with the Internet

    Evan Greer talks to us about her work as a musician, and as campaign director for Fight For The Future, the non-profit that organized the massive 2012 campaign against SOPA/PIPA. We talk about how Fight For The Future approaches issue campaigning, and why shifting cultural paradigms are more important than winning legal battles. Finally, Evan discusses the opposition: the incumbent powers at play, how they stifle the free and open internet, and what can be done to stop them.

    • 29 min
    No longer silenced

    No longer silenced

    Transmedia artist Rosemarie Lerner discusses how her interactive documentary and archival project is giving a voice to the survivors of Peru's State-sponsored forced sterilization program from the 1990’s.

    • 11 min
    Finding Alternatives to "Clicktivism"`

    Finding Alternatives to "Clicktivism"`

    Amnesty International's Milena Marin talks about the use of “microtasking” to document human rights abuses.

    • 15 min
    The Chilling Effects of Copyright Takedowns

    The Chilling Effects of Copyright Takedowns

    Lawyer and activist Wendy Seltzer explains how victims of copyright are using Lumen Database to help researchers chart out the negative impacts of these takedown notices

    • 17 min
    The Importance of Breaking Digital Locks - Cory Doctorow

    The Importance of Breaking Digital Locks - Cory Doctorow

    When there's a refugee crisis in Syria & climate change, why care about digital rights? In this episode Drew talks with Cory Doctorow about social change in the age of the internet.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

wfjeffries ,

Informative and relevant

Drew Wilson does a great job of drawing compelling content out of guests, and the subject matter discussed is hard to find elsewhere. It's the only podcast like it out there, with a focus on the intersection of technology and activism.

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Keep up the good work!

Having just finished the first couple episodes, I think this is off to an impressive start. The host is drawing out some really interesting and important points from the very well-selected guests. Cory Doctorow was awesome! Anyway these are very important questions to pose explore, so I really hope they continue to succeed at that.

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