55 episodes

The Digital Life is an online radio show that explores important, timely topics in the world of digital design and technology. Created by GoInvo, a top software design agency whose clients include Apple, Microsoft and Oracle.

The Digital Life The Digital Life

    • Design
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

The Digital Life is an online radio show that explores important, timely topics in the world of digital design and technology. Created by GoInvo, a top software design agency whose clients include Apple, Microsoft and Oracle.

    The Future of Creative Work

    The Future of Creative Work

    This week, on The Digital Life, we discuss the impact of AI on the future of creative work.

    • 21 min
    Business Models for the Future of Education

    Business Models for the Future of Education

    This week, on The Digital Life, we discuss the future of education and the business models that will drive it.

    • 19 min
    Transformation

    Transformation

    This week, on The Digital Life we discuss emerging tech and the transformation and fear of change that comes with it. For instance, over the past two years there have been at least 21 attacks on driverless vehicles in Chandler, a city located near Phoenix, Arizona, where Google spin-off company Waymo tests its vans. The reaction of Chandler's residents to this encroaching technology represents the worries that we face as a society when confronting an automated future. Join us as we discuss.

    • 18 min
    Emerging Tech Trends for 2019

    Emerging Tech Trends for 2019

    From AI to gene editing, wearables to 3D printing, we take a look at the emerging tech trends for 2019 in this, our final episode of The Digital Life 2018 season.

    • 24 min
    Ethics for Emerging Technologies

    Ethics for Emerging Technologies

    This week on The Digital Life, we talk with author and designer Cennydd Bowles about ethics and emerging technologies. Cennydd’s new book “Future Ethics”, was published in September. How do we conceive of  ethics for emerging technologies? From data privacy issues, to embedded bias in software systems, to the myriad problems posed by artificial intelligence, what ethical issues should really matter to us, as a society? And, how do we grapple with these as new technologies emerge and gain traction? For instance, mainstream conversations about ethics and artificial intelligence are typically centered around science fiction-type topics such as machines that are smarter than, or even from an evolutionary standpoint replacing, humans. This might be entertaining but is not addressing the real ethical issues that matter in the years and decades ahead. Join us as we discuss.

    • 30 min
    Gig Economy Anxiety

    Gig Economy Anxiety

    This week on The Digital Life, we talk about the future of work, the anxiety of the gig economy, and how we might re-imagine digital platforms. In the Gig Economy, work is an on-demand affair, driven by the needs of the moment, whether you're an Uber driver, freelance marketing expert, or contract product designer. The temporary nature of this work — which is arbitrated by software which matches buyers and sellers — puts much power in the hands of the platform owner. For gig workers, earning a living is dependent on demand, reputation, and ultimately, the whims of a digital overlord. But what if there was a way for these workers to own a piece of that all important platform? Join us as we discuss.

    • 18 min

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10 Ratings

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It's News to Me

Strong, snappy analysis of current tech news, with a bit too much Apple, Google, & Microsoft. Dirk's got a great delivery, dead-on-target sense of current 'big IT' trends, and an acid wit with little ego. The Digital Life is a great listen--you're going to learn something new.

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