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A podcast about the intersection of technology, society, and internet culture – with a dash of philosophy and art for good measure. Hosts: Laura Hilliger & Doug Belshaw (We Are Open Co-op)

The Tao of WAO We Are Open Co-op

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A podcast about the intersection of technology, society, and internet culture – with a dash of philosophy and art for good measure. Hosts: Laura Hilliger & Doug Belshaw (We Are Open Co-op)

    S09 Episode 06: Charcuterie of Asshattery

    S09 Episode 06: Charcuterie of Asshattery

    This episode features a conversation between Doug Belshaw and Laura Hilliger, with the key points of discussion being Laura’s anger over a minor incident (hence the episode title), poetry, yoga, electric scooters, book recommendations, and ‘debogging yourself’.

    Support this podcast! https://opencollective.com/weareopen

    Links and notes:
    https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/12/tearing-your-anger.html
    Wislawa Szymborska
    Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
    https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/13/a-disgruntled-federal-employees-1980s-desk-calendar
    https://kottke.org/23/03/notes-art
    https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/06/debogging-yourself.html
    https://buster.wiki/blog/2013/08-24-live-like-a-hydra/
    https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/25/optimising-for-the.html
    https://www.thejaymo.net/2024/04/21/336-where-interests-take-you/
    https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/25/book-reading-and.html
    https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/24/realtime-deepfake-videos.html
    https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2024/04/10/a-pharmacology-of.html
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/you-can-now-buy-a-flame-throwing-robot-dog-for-under-10000/

    • 51 min
    S09 Episode 05: Yacht Money

    S09 Episode 05: Yacht Money

    Ramble chat season :) In this episode Doug and Laura discuss corporatizing learning and credentialing, volunteerism and the fact that all the answers are already out there.

    • 44 min
    S09 Episode 4: Adam Greenfield

    S09 Episode 4: Adam Greenfield

    Laura and Doug speak with the author of Radical Technologies: The design of everyday life, Adam Greenfield. A Verso author, Adam has a new book coming out called Lifehouse: Taking Care of Ourselves in A World on Fire

    Adam Greenfield: https://speedbird.wordpress.com/
    Favourite book: Stephen Mitchell translation of Tao Te Ching: https://stephenmitchellbooks.com/translations-adaptations/tao-te-ching/

    Lifehouses - https://speedbird.wordpress.com/2023/04/10/the-lifehouse-distributed-community-support-centers-for-the-long-emergency/
    https://www.versobooks.com/en-gb/blogs/news/from-churches-to-lifehouses
    Climate change and doomerism - https://social.coop/@adamgreenfield/111942463874510426
    Bruce Sterling - "Viridian Green" thinking/design: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viridian_design_movement
    Arcosanti - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcosanti
    AI and Object Horror - https://mastodon.social/@apike/111939446130457407
    AI and pattern recognition - https://social.coop/@adamgreenfield/111952644538668726

    Support this podcast and other We Are Open projects and products at https://opencollective.com/weareopen

    • 59 min
    S09 Episode 03: Etherpad

    S09 Episode 03: Etherpad

    In this episode, Laura and Doug lament the crashing of their Etherpad server and chat about tools they use for knowledge management. Support the Tao of WAO at https://opencollective.com/weareopen

    • 48 min
    S09 Episode 02: Wikis

    S09 Episode 02: Wikis

    In this episode of the Tao of WAO podcast, Laura Hilliger and Doug Belshaw discuss a range of topics including the Six Degrees of Wikipedia tool, feminism and the divergence of Gen Z's political views by gender, conspiracy theories and Taylor Swift

    • 43 min
    S09 Episode 01: Ramble Auctions

    S09 Episode 01: Ramble Auctions

    In the ninth season of the Tao of WAO podcast, Doug Belshaw and Laura Hilliger casually discuss their personal technology use, ranging from e-readers and work devices to gaming, and touch upon broader topics such as AI's impact on jobs and unique websites like the German customs auction platform. They note a trend of professionals, including themselves, experiencing job market shifts, potentially influenced by AI integration in various industries. The episode ends with Doug's suggestion to the audience to engage with the podcast through social media, reviews, or direct contact for work opportunities or feedback.

    • 43 min

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