Fire was our first true piece of technology. Around its warming glow, we would tell stories, share our thoughts, and bond with the people we love. Centuries later, our fires have been digitized, and thrown into everyone's pocket. They are infinitely more powerful. This is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology and storytelling, from two writers connected by circuits, wires and a passion for writing.
119: Alternating Realities
Along with charges of fake news and photoshopped pics, thanks to Facebook, Snapchat and others, we’ll soon have to contend with a glut of reality-altering effects as they creep into our everyday post. As tech companies race to give us new ways to enhance our daily lives, it seems like separating fact from fiction is going to get increasingly difficult.
118: Work Flows
Earlier this week, Apple announced it had purchased the iOS-native app Workflow, an automation tool designed to help made your device smarter, and more productive. Now ordinarily this may not have been big news, but it comes at a time when the company is trying to position its mobile devices as real workhorses. So this week, on Episode 118 on The Campfire Project, we revisit the changing nature of work thanks to the computers in our pockets.
Matt and Keith take a deep dive into Facebook Messenger's new "Day," and how it compares to Snap Stories, Instagram, and visual messaging as a whole.
Uber’s meteoric rise from another Silicon Valley startup to the next great evolution in transportation has been one fraught with resistance. Led by its aggressive CEO, Travis Kalanick, the company has spearheaded a new one way to get around, and earned a reputation for running over anyone or anything in its path. With a massive valuation though, the company seemed untouchable. Until…this past month. Now all hell is breaking loose.
115: Digitizing Democracy
A week ago, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, penned a post in defence of Globalization. In the age of Trump, it was a striking note, and one that has fuelled rumours of Zuckerberg running for President one day. But Facebook is already one of the most powerful company’s on Earth. So, with such a large megaphone at his disposal, how will Zuckerberg use it?
114: What Good Is Satire?
All across the political spectrum, people are angry, upset, and disillusioned. The 2016 election has left its mark and now, left in the fallout, is an audience still grappling to make sense of what exactly happened, and how. As the US, and the world grapples with having a President Trump, one line of attack has reemerged as particularly effective: Satire. But how effective can comedy be?
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Love listening to these guys. Thought provoking and informative. Great interaction between the hosts. A weekly habitual desire!
Even if you are not a computer genius, there is something about these podcasts that draws your attention and then won't let it get away. The topic subjects are very well researched, which I appreciate because it's not an off the cuff type of thing. The two cohosts Matt and Chris, blend well together. They may not always agree but that's ok because it gives some depth to the discussion. Kudos to these two young brilliant entrepreneurs! Looking forward to the guest in two weeks.
What I like most about this podcast is the thoughtful content. Yes, the hosts like to relate their topics to technology, but the array of discussions they have focus on interesting stories we consume everyday. They make you think about things from TV, gaming, even Legos in a different way. Worth every minute!