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The Conversation #60 – George Lakoff - Micah Saul, Aengus Anderson, George Lakoff

<b>Aengus Anderson:</b> You're listening to The Conversation. I'm Aengus Anderson.<p><b>Micah Saul:</b> I'm Micah Saul.<p><b>Neil Prendergast:</b> And I'm Neil Prendergast. And …

Great Depression

The Oppenheimer Moment - Alan Cooper

<b>Alan Cooper:</b> So, bon­jour messieurs et mes­dames, haut et bas. That’s all the French I know. Thank you very much for tol­er­at­ing the monoglot …

Mississippi River

The Conversation #59 – Charles Hugh Smith - Micah Saul, Aengus Anderson, Charles Hugh Smith

<b>Aengus Anderson:</b> You're listening to the conversation. I'm Aengus Anderson.<p><b>Micah Saul:</b> I'm Micah Saul.<p><b>Neil Prendergast:</b> And I'm Neil. Prendergast. …

Bike Lanes

…And the Disability Revolution Will be Tweeted - Robin Wilson-Beattie

<b>Robin Wilson-Beattie:</b> Hi. I’m Robin Wilson-Beattie, and I am a dis­abil­i­ty and sex­u­al­i­ty edu­ca­tor based in San Francisco, California. I …

Social Media

The Conversation #58 – Jason Kelly Johnson - Micah Saul, Aengus Anderson, Jason Kelly Johnson

<b>Aengus Anderson:</b> The roadside is littered with the bones of our broken promises. But, finally, we are back.<p>You're listening to The Conversation. I'm …

San Francisco

The Conversation #57 - Joan Blades - Micah Saul, Aengus Anderson, Joan Blades

<b>Micah Saul:</b> This project is built on a hypothesis. There are moments in history when the status quo fails. Political systems prove insufficient, …

Living Rooms

Virtual Futures Salon: Beyond Bitcoin, with Vinay Gupta - Luke Robert Mason, Vinay Gupta

<b>Luke Robert Mason:</b> You are in for a real treat this evening; I am blessed to be able to welcome Vinay Gupta to Virtual Futures. Tonight’s event has …

How an Algorithmic World Can Be Undermined - danah boyd

<b>danah boyd:</b> The ener­gy here is absolute­ly spec­tac­u­lar. It is a total delight to be here with you today. You know, it wasn’t just that I’ve been …

Living in Information - Jorge Arango

<b>Jorge Arango:</b> My name is Jorge, and I’m an infor­ma­tion archi­tect. I’m based in Oakland, California. And I’m one of the coau­thors of the fourth …

Parenting a Mind - Jennifer Kumura

<b>Jennifer Kumura:</b> Hi every­one. So, when we design soft­ware, we pro­gram a chain of explic­it com­mands based on how we want it to inter­act with the …

Virtual Futures Salon: Fucking Machines - Trudy Barber, Luke Robert Mason, Kate Devlin, Ian Pearson, Dan O'Hara

<b>Luke Robert Mason:</b> So, firstly, thank you for being here. There's some people in the room who remember this place when it was currently a strip club, …

The Conversation #56 - Aengus Anderson and Micah Saul at SXSW - Aengus Anderson, Micah Saul

<b>Audience 1:</b> As long as your general life philosophy is relativistic, you have no mandate to actually do anything. Because if everything is …

Design for Diplomacy: Breaking Down Cultural Divides - Marcelino J. Alvarez, James Keller

[Photos through­out are by either David Ewald or Marcelino J. Alvarez, as not­ed, unless oth­er­wise indi­cat­ed.]<p><b>James Keller:</b> Hey there every­body. …

Why Facts Don't Unify Us - Tali Sharot

<b>Tali Sharot:</b> By the end of today, 4 mil­lion blogs will be post­ed, 80 mil­lion Instagram pho­tos uploaded, and 600 mil­lion tweets released into …

REACT to Close the Digital Gender Divide - Nanjira Sambuli

<b>Sarah Marshall:</b> Okay, next up, Nanjira Sambuli. And the title of her talk is "REACT to Close the Digital Gender Divide."<p><b>Nanjira Sambuli:</b> Or in oth­er …

Solving the Economic Generation Gap - Christine Lagarde

<b>Christine Lagarde:</b> I want­ed to start off this morn­ing using an American poet and nov­el­ist, Langston Hughes. And I quote him to have said, ​“What …

Virtual Futures Salon: Dawn of the New Everything, with Jaron Lanier - Jaron Lanier, Luke Robert Mason

<b>Luke Robert Mason:</b> You're in for a real treat this evening. I am blessed to be able to welcome Jaron Lanier to Virtual Futures. My name is Luke …

Rashad Robinson on Interventions for Institutions - Rashad Robinson

<b>Rashad Robinson:</b> So I’m sort of kin­da last here this ses­sion, and I’m sort of stand­ing in between every­one and drinks and food. So I want to …

Ellen Miller on Interventions for Institutions - Ellen Miller

<b>Micah Sifry:</b> Our next speaker is Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation and before that Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign. She's …

Micah Sifry on Combatting Institutions That Promote Misinformation - Micah Sifry

<b>Ethan Zuckerman:</b> So, thanks everybody. We are lucky enough at this point to hand moderating duties off to <i>two</i> sets of capable hands. To my right, the …

Gilad Lotan on Interventions for Individuals - Gilad Lotan

<b>Gilat Lotan:</b> It’s real­ly great to be here. I’m going to go over a bunch of data points which I think are inter­est­ing and might help us take this …

Journalism

The Conversation #55 - Ed Finn - Micah Saul, Aengus Anderson, Ed Finn

<b>Micah Saul:</b> This project is built on a hypothesis. There are moments in history when the status quo fails. Political systems prove insufficient, …

Grand Theft Auto

Interventions for Individuals to Fight Spin - Panagiotis Takis Metaxas

<b>Christian Sandvig:</b> Next up we have on Panagiotis ​“Takis” Metaxas. I don’t know how I did there with my Greek. He is a pro­fes­sor of com­put­er …

Social Media

Invisible Images of Surveillance - Trevor Paglen

<b>Nicholas Thompson:</b> So I will start with one thing that struck me while I was watching. When do you strive for beauty in your art, and when do you …

Christian Sandvig and Eszter Hargittai on Tools for Truth Empowerment - Christian Sandvig, Eszter Hargittai

<b>John Palfrey:</b> I want to just note one thing, that as I've listened over the course today I think we should keep challenging ourselves on, is this …

Northwestern University

Political Thought on the Just Rebellion, parts 9 & 10 - Stephen Chan

<b>Stephen Chan:</b> We’ve talked about just war, and we’ve used just war the­o­ry as a tem­plate for dis­cussing just rebel­lion. And we’ve talked about …

Middle East

Political Thought on the Just Rebellion, part 8 - Stephen Chan

<b>Stephen Chan:</b> Political thought on the just rebel­lion, part 8. In an ear­li­er tele­vised ren­di­tion of these lec­tures, I talked about …

Mexico City

Political Thought on the Just Rebellion, part 7 - Stephen Chan

<b>Stephen Chan:</b> Political thought on the just rebel­lion, part 7. The man on horse­back. This is a cel­e­brat­ed phrase, ​“the man on horse­back.” It …

Geopolitics

Political thought on the Just Rebellion, part 6 - Stephen Chan

<b>Stephen Chan:</b> Political thought on the just rebel­lion, part six. Last week we looked at the Māori rebel­lion in New Zealand, and we began look­ing …

World History

Political Thought on the Just Rebellion, part 5 - Stephen Chan

<b>Stephen Chan:</b> Ka whawhai tonu mātou, Ake! Ake! Ake! We begin part five of our series on polit­i­cal thought on the just rebel­lion with those words …

Māori