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.

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    • 4.7 • 37 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.

    What tech is hiding from Dec 4, 2023

    What tech is hiding from Dec 4, 2023

    What tech is hiding: deception, surveillance, and exploitation of workers and children.

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune"

    - "Mark's comments"

    F Yeah Dinosaurs - "These Are the People That I Want To See (Eaten By the Dinosaurs)" [0:54:26]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/134580

    Scott Williams guests hosts from Nov 27, 2023

    Scott Williams guests hosts from Nov 27, 2023

    The Furbie Orchestra - "Takes Over" [0:00:00]

    Todd Rundgren - "Intro/Breathless" - Something/Anything? [Todd demonstrates all the terrible things that can go wrong when making a record] [0:02:04]

    Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'N Roll Trio - "Train Kept A Rollin’" - Tear It Up 17 Wild Rockabilly Classics [Did Paul Burlison really take one of the tubes out of his amp in order to get this beautifully broken and dirty sound??] [0:05:28]

    The Creative Arts Club of The Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church of Jersey City - "Scratching Rapping Rappy Rap" - Live on WFMU! Studio C! [0:12:20]

    Christian Marclay - "Guitar Drag (excerpt)" - Guitar Drag [0:15:52]

    Christian Marclay - "Jimi Hendrix" - More Encores (Christian Marclay Plays WIth The Records Of…) [0:17:58]

    The Doors as unintended - "Hello, Oswald About You" [0:22:04]

    Homer Dudley (Bell Labs) - "The Voder (1939)" [before it became the vocoder and wrecked a nice beach] [0:23:20]

    John Larry Kelly Jr and Louis Gerstman - "IBM 704 Sings Diasy Bell, 1961" [0:30:06]

    Kraftwerk - "Tanzmusik (remixed)" [0:32:34]

    2 AI Chatbots - "Can't get it right" [0:34:18]

    Another AI Frank Sinatra - "Creep (Radiohead Cover)" [0:36:55]

    Happy Valley Band - "In The Air Tonight" - Organum Perceptus [humans reinterpret algorithms attempting to interpret humans] [0:45:34]

    Unk. - "The Talking Car (1953)" [0:42:35]

    Unk. - "Hijinx" - Great Phone Calls! (V/a) [0:45:05]

    AI Jukebox Frank Sinatra - "Hot Tub Christmas" [0:49:01]

    Ray Bradbury - "Dial Double Zero" [0:52:09]

    Dave - "Takes out HAL" [0:53:59]

    Ace Cannon - "Blues Stay Away From Me, losing steam" [0:55:57]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/134363

    Kris De Decker, founder, Low-Tech Magazine from Nov 20, 2023

    Kris De Decker, founder, Low-Tech Magazine from Nov 20, 2023

    Kris De Decker, founder, Low-tech Magazine

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune"

    - "Mark's intro"

    - "Interview with Kris de Decker" [0:07:05]

    - "Mark's comments" [0:47:48]

    Linus Akesson - "Vivaldi Summer Presto" [0:56:55]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/134134

    Ed Park, author, "Same Bed Different Dreams" from Nov 13, 2023

    Ed Park, author, "Same Bed Different Dreams" from Nov 13, 2023

    Ed Park, author, "Same Bed Different Dreams"

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack

    - "Mark's intro"

    - "Interview with Ed Park" [0:03:46]

    - "Mark's comments" [0:42:48]

    Suicide - "Dream Baby Dream" - Single [0:54:24]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/133844

    Tech villain update: Zuckerberg, Andreessen, Neumann, Bankman-Fried from Nov 6, 2023

    Tech villain update: Zuckerberg, Andreessen, Neumann, Bankman-Fried from Nov 6, 2023

    Tech villain update: Zuckerberg, Andreessen, Neumann, Bankman-Fried

    Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack

    Music behind DJ:

    - "Mark's comments"



    Triola - "Reboot Me" - Scapegoat [0:53:49]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/133649

    Facial recognition w/Kashmir Hill, author, "Your Face Belongs to Us" from Oct 30, 2023

    Facial recognition w/Kashmir Hill, author, "Your Face Belongs to Us" from Oct 30, 2023

    Facial recognition w/Kashmir Hill, author, "Your Face Belongs to Us"

    Game Boy Tune - "Tomaš Dvořák"

    - "Mark's intro"

    - "Interview with Kashmir Hill" [0:03:28]

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

    Zero Wing - "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" [0:55:05]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/133428

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Snacks201 ,

The best

Honestly, this is one of the best shows I’ve ever listened to. I usually listen to it on WFMU and am blown away by the raw reality, truth and overall informative nature of this podcast. Mark is a phenomenal host and interviewer and you can tell he is extremely intelligent in the best way possible. Two Thumbs up!!!

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!

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