Tagged ’Technology‘

Prêt-à-Portable

March 24, 2014

This week we freak out about the future of wearable technology! (http://bit.ly/1hg4h7Q)

Technology consultant Sarah Slocum loves social media and her Google Glass, she wears them everywhere. But when she walked into Molotov’s, a bar on Haight Street in San Francisco, she discovered that not everyone shares her love for wearable tech.

Also, your host makes his annual pilgrimage to SXSWi and ends up designing wearables at a surreal Hack Day. We also hear from Shingy, AOL’s Digital Prophet. He believes wearables will allow us to have it both ways: we can be both digital and human.

**This episode features elements that were recorded binaurally. If you listen with a pair of headphones or a LiveAudio enabled device, you will experience three dimensional sound – it will be like you are there.**

Music from this episode:

“Billy (Starsky Instrumental)” — Tha Silent Partner (http://bit.ly/1fUCZTA)

“big” “big (2)” “big (5)” — klimperei, from the album “big & bang” (http://klimperei.bandcamp.com) You really should buy some records from this genius!

“Food of the Range” — Electric Sound of Joy, from the “Food of the Range EP”

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.

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.

Most Precious Thing

January 23, 2011

Johnny Angel recalls his Klan days and the electric Cross, Andrea considers buying gold, Ed Burtynsky talks about his Oil photos, David Feng loves his iPhone, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye tells us the truth about War, and Tracy and John deal with gentrification and bed bugs and encounter the mysterious “Condor.”

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.