103 episodes

A show from WFMU about our shift to a digital future. Mark Hurst interviews creators and thinkers about technology, community, videogames, and whatever else is next.

Techtonic with Mark Hurst | WFMU Mark Hurst and WFMU

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

A show from WFMU about our shift to a digital future. Mark Hurst interviews creators and thinkers about technology, community, videogames, and whatever else is next.

    Douglas Rushkoff on his new book, "Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires" from Oct 3, 2022

    Douglas Rushkoff on his new book, "Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires" from Oct 3, 2022

    Douglas Rushkoff discusses his new book, "Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires."

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune"

    - "Mark's intro"

    - "Interview with Douglas Rushkoff" [0:08:18]

    - "Mark's comments" [0:46:01]

    Pink Tiles - "The Internet" [0:57:43]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/120314

    Subways and surveillance - with Christopher Robbins from Hell Gate from Sep 26, 2022

    Subways and surveillance - with Christopher Robbins from Hell Gate from Sep 26, 2022

    Subways and surveillance - with Christopher Robbins from Hell Gate

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune"

    - "Mark's intro"

    - "Interview with Christopher Robbins" [0:06:35]

    - "Mark's comments" [0:32:04]

    Cadence Weapon - "On Me" [0:56:00]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/120094

    Aaron Sachs, author, "Up from the Depths" – on Melville, Mumford, and difficult times from Sep 19, 2022

    Aaron Sachs, author, "Up from the Depths" – on Melville, Mumford, and difficult times from Sep 19, 2022

    Aaron Sachs, author, "Up from the Depths" – on Melville, Mumford, and difficult times

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune"

    - "Mark's intro"

    - "Interview with Aaron Sachs" [0:09:49]

    - "Mark's comments" [0:45:28]

    Mecha Maiko - "The Kids" - NOT OK [0:55:39]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/119863

    Five years of Techtonic from Sep 12, 2022

    Five years of Techtonic from Sep 12, 2022

    Celebrating the five-year anniversary of Techtonic with emails and audio messages from listeners.

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune"

    - "Mark's comments"

    Si-mark & Scott-funkel - "The Sounds of Surveillance" [0:34:34]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/119634

    Workplace surveillance: a very Techtonic Labor Day from Sep 5, 2022

    Workplace surveillance: a very Techtonic Labor Day from Sep 5, 2022

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" [0:00:00]

    - "Mark's comments"

    Tarrus Riley - "Micro Chip" [0:54:50]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/119397

    To Help Ensure Your Safety: The Sounds of Surveillance from Aug 29, 2022

    To Help Ensure Your Safety: The Sounds of Surveillance from Aug 29, 2022

    The Furby Organ - "The Big Furby Takeover"

    Si-mark & Scott-funkel - "The Sounds of Surveillance" [feat. Greg Harrison and Matt Fiveash, audio captcha by Lily Wen] [0:01:52]

    The Mothers - "He ALWAYS Listens" - 200 Motels [0:04:39]

    Two Neighbors - "Bad camera mojo" [0:06:12]

    CVS - "To Help Ensure Your Safety" [0:08:01]

    If You Can Hear This Message - "Evacuate Now" [0:08:38]

    Action Plus - "Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo (The Car Alarm Song)" - Action Plus [0:08:52]

    Bina48 Robot - "Chatting with Siri" [0:11:42]

    THUNDERSHEETS! - "LOTS OF EM!" [0:13:40]

    OLA Talking Surveillance Camera - "Kickstarter ad" [0:16:09]

    Scott - "Asks OLA" [0:18:37]

    The Eurythmics - "DoublePlusGood" - 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) [0:18:31]

    Sophia and Hal (GPT-3) - "Two AIs talk about becoming human" [0:30:32]

    Hall & Oates - "I'm Watching You (A Mutant Romance)" - War Babies [0:34:05]

    Siri does HAL [0:38:20]

    The Input/Output Fetishes - "Two AIs talk about what it's like to be an AI" [0:38:42]

    Simply Saucer - "Here Come The Cyborgs, Pt. 1" - Cyborgs Revisited [0:41:42]

    Checkout BOTs - "Checkin' Out The Checkout BOTs" [0:45:49]

    AI Jack - "Rants about the Weather" [0:46:42]

    AI Anna - "I'm Gettin' Existential Again" [0:49:54]

    Pere Ubu - "My Friend is a Stooge for the Media Priests" - Ray Gun Suitcase [0:51:06]

    S&G - "Oh my grace, I've got no hiding place" [0:56:35]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/119156

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Jason McClannihan ,

Spot on!

IMO, one of the best tech podcasts out there.

DelanceyStreet ,

listener

Mark has always been at the forefront of critical thinking about humans and tech culture. He's worth listening to - and fun to boot!

IIJohnKeatingII ,

Incredibly valuable voice in our new age

Mark Hurst and his Techtonites are standing guard. As Google and Facebook draw ever near to the latch of Pandora’s box, Mark is one of few voices crying out ”No!” The question is, will you listen?

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