Tagged ’Internet‘

We Are In This Together

July 10, 2012

A Derecho grounds TMI’s Chris in an elevator. Peter Choyce discovers blogging and Tim Kreider discovers what it means to be “krazy busy.” Photographer Lowell Handler teaches homeless mentally ill women how to take pictures. And Margaret Atwood reminds your host that the internet is magic. PLUS Humility.

doing it for the LULZ

April 10, 2012

Infamous internet troll Weev tells us all about the day when the Lulz was born. Gabriella Coleman schools us in Lulz theory. Director Brian Knappenberger tells us why he put lulz in his new movie (and why the moral fags hate the lulz). Daniel Hernandez, and Shauna Dillavou tell us about Narco Lulz, and Molly Sauter tells us what the media makes of the Lulz. + TMI’s “Chris” does whippits with Krazy Freddy from the FBI!

Guided By Voices

October 18, 2011

This week’s show is a series of convergences, but none of them are harmonic. Daniel Heller-Roazen tells us about Pythagoras and the fifth hammer and why Kant and Kepler both considered themselves Pythagoreans. Quintan Ana Wikswo explains why she uses nasty nazi cameras in her art. Nina Mitchell explains what happened when her mind went pop! and Paola Antonelli gives us a tour of her latest MoMA blockbuster Talk To Me. PLUS your host tries to make some money doing experimental medical testing.

Pirates

October 4, 2011

The ancients said that the Pirate was the enemy of all mankind. Mzwakhe Mbuli wants to Shoot the Pirate, and Olga Sezneva says Russia is doing its best (in its own way) to solve the problem as well. We hear from a real Somali Pirate who will be in an upcoming documentary made by David Cálek. Adrian Johns tells us about the birth of the Pirate listener and the death of Pirate Radio. PLUS Tim Kreider on Errol Flynn!

PSEUDONYMS

September 20, 2011

This week TMI explores the world of pseudonyms. Carmela Ciuraru talks about some of the authors she profiles in her book Nom de Plume, Dan Sinker tells us about @MayorEmanuel the fake twitter pseudonym he created for Rahm Emanuel, Andy Carvin, Jillian York and Meg Worley weigh in on #nymwars. And Artist Chris Collins attempts to learn the story behind the handle Tyepilot. PLUS TMI’s special corespondent takes us inside the top secret world of rebranding.

9/12: The 10 year anniversary of America losing its freaking mind

September 13, 2011

Host Benjamen Walker is joined by the journalists Jonathan Kay and Petra Bartosiewicz and they take listener calls. Jonathan Kay is the author of “Among the Truthers” a book about America’s growing conspiracy theory movement and the people who believe in them. Petra Bartosiewicz has been writing about the FBI’s hunt for terrorist networks and sleeper cells. Her soon-to-be-published book is called “The Best Terrorists We Could Find,” an investigation of terrorism trials in the U.S. since 9/11.

Too Much Internet

March 22, 2011

Your host gets Internet overload at South By SouthWest Interactive, and gets a lesson in Branded Media and Coupons. Paul Ford explains why the Internet is a customer service medium and TMI’s Chris tells us about Operation Persona. For more information visit the WFMU TMI page

Free To Behave Like A Fool Or A Machine

February 15, 2011

Ada Calhoun shows us just how much she can find out about us while Andrew Keen tells us sharing is endangering our humanity. Alex Morris tells us what the internet has done to young love and Nick Van Der Kolk tells ‘us what OK Cupid has done for his love life. PLUS: Your host visits an exhibit celebrating Cable Access TV from the early 80s and Didier Bigo explains his theory of the ‘Data Double.’

Net Delusions

February 8, 2011

Listen to the Internet revolution live from Tahrir Square. Also, Gay activists use Facebook to fight for freedom. Billy Jam reports on the KUSF community radio shutdown and Evgeny Morosov talks about his new book “Net Delusion.” PLUS Message Party!

If you liked that, then you will hate this

January 23, 2011

Psychic Jeannie Reed explains how everything is connected, Poet Pejk Malinovski dabbles in Google Poetry, technologist Sam Bailey imagines the perfect recommendation engine and your host has a run in with two women and one universal on the F train. For more information visit the WFMU TMi page

Sabotage

January 23, 2011

Nart Villeneuve of the Information Warfare Project explains Stuxnet. Your Host has computer problems, and reads from Joseph Conrad’s Secret Agent. Alex Butterworth talks about Pyotr Rachkovsky the man who Conrad based “Mr. Vladimir” on. Julia Wertz talks about Drinking at the Movies, and Peter Choyce refuses to use text messaging.

Mistakes Were Made

January 23, 2011

Kathryn Schulz wants us to think differently about being wrong, William Kleinknecht wants us to think differently about Ronald Reagan, Mishka Shubaly relates a wicked wrong tale about hot girls on the internet, and Cheryl Rogers discovers something is wrong with internet love. Plus Anonymous Lady gets her “enemy” fired from the culture magazine.

Anonymous

January 23, 2011

Jaron Lanier says the internet designed for Anonymous “Sucks.” Cindy Cohn defends our online right to be Anonymous. Peter Choyce tells the story of his Anonymous Donor. Plus we hear excerpts from Anonymous’ greatest hits.

Something Will Happen, Soon

January 23, 2011

Your host attempts to break through to the other side, Cindy Heller has difficulties with online dating in Zurich, and Dog Lover “Amy” has difficulties with the Christians. Noah tells us about a few cults, TMi DC correspondent “Chris” tells us the truth about Guantanamo, and Silicon Vally correspondent Val tells us about the healing power of tweets.

Cultural Freedom

January 22, 2011

Jaak Kilmi talks about his childhood watching Finnish TV in Soviet Estonia and Anas Qtiesh talks about how Facebook is both banned and popular in Syria. Your host talks with Frances Stonor Saunders who wrote the seminal book on the CIA and Abstract Expressionism and we learn about Edward Hopper’s love of Reality. Plus a deep look at the CIA’s Operation Real World.

All You Have to do is Ask (TMI Wikileaks Special)

January 22, 2011

The internet illuminati tells us how to think about Wikileaks. For Ethan Zuckerman and Douglas Rushkoff, it’s kind of an “I Told You So” moment. Daniel Ellsberg explains why Bradley Manning is a better comparison than Julian Assange while Jillian York says FAIL to Time Magazine’s choice for person of the year. Cartoonist Joe Alterio draws the cables and Christopher Beam celebrates the diplomatic ‘talent’ pool. Plus Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous, Evgeny Morozov on DDOS, and your host asks “What Would China Do?”