By Erik Martin
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Democracy was plenty messy without bots, trolls, and cryptokitties unleashed upon it, but now that the Internet and our politics are irrevocably entwined, what shall we do? How do we need to re-think our beliefs about government, technology, corporate power, media, human nature, and that time the denizens of the internet pledged $55,000 to a Kickstarter for a guy to make Potato Salad? (???!). This is a show about all those things - every week we have an expert, they enlighten us (probably maybe), and you feel better (iffy). As Steve Wozniak once said "If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into committees. That'll do them in."
||CleanMotivations of Far Right Online Communities and Racism in the Netherlands with Suzanne van Geuns||Guest Bio: Suzanne van Geuns is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation project is an ethnographic investigation of three overlapping online subcultures that use the internet to launch right-wing futures: conse...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCensorship, Fake News Laws, and LGBTQ Rights in Singapore with Kirsten Han||Guest Bio: Kirsten Han is the Editor-in-Chief of New Naratif, a news and research site dedicated to covering Southeast Asia in all its complexity, and "advocating for and modelling ethical, moral, a...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProgressive Political Tech, Global Development, and Movement Building in America with Kate Gage||Guest Bio: Kate Gage spent eight years working in the Obama Administration both in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as a Senior Policy Advisor and at the U.S. Agency for International Development. At USAID she h...||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|