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Where is the intersection of web, society, technology, and the law? It's at Radio Berkman. Each week you'll hear short edited interviews, conversations, and stories from the areas where human beings and the web meet. Hosted by author and cyberscholar David Weinberger with Daniel Dennis Jones of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
||Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help fuel our ne||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s mayor asked if th||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 222: Going Public||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Public spaces function based on a varying give-and-take relationship with community members. Publicly supported media — whether it be college radio, a local NPR station, cable access, or PBS — share||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The International Labour Organization estimates that between forced labor and the commercial sex trade, more than 20 million men, women, and children are being trafficked internationally. The web plays a huge r||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The more comfortable we get using digital platforms the more important it becomes to understand our relationships to them. From Facebook, to Fitbit, to Wikipedia, to networked games, and even to our schools and||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 219: Whose App Is It Anyway?||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg You may be familiar with a typical hack-day or hack-a-thon. Throw a group of developers and creators in a conference room for the weekend, and they’ll come up with some amazing app or product to make life||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 218: The Threats and Tradeoffs of Big Data||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg A lot of personal information about you is completely invisible, intangible, and racing around cyberspace on a mission to pay your bills and geolocate your Facebook status. And, of course, this is useful and in||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radio Berkman 217: Don’t Hate the Player, Change the Game||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Few sectors of the networked environment get a worse reputation for hate speech than online gaming. Competitive games with chat functions have always involved some level of trash talking. Slurs, shaming, and ca||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out to destroy||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB 215: Prometheus and the Dolphins||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Want to create artificially intelligent machines? Want to find aliens? You might want to try talking to nature first. Philosophers, animal behaviorists, and scientists have worked for decades to get animals to||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB 214: CopyrightXXX||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy — same||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB213: The Public Spectrum||Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Most of the spectrum of frequency that exists in the US is occupied or owned by large wireless corporations, cable companies, by the government. But at least one small chunk of spectrum — “low-band spectr||5/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB 212: Richard Price on Academia.edu||Listen: or download | …also in Ogg In January of 2012 a British mathematician posted a humble invitation on his blog for fellow academics and researchers to join him in boycotting the prestigious research publisher Elsevier. Citing high prices,||9/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||RB211: Bruce Schneier on Surveillance and Security||Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Revelations of the NSA’s data surveillance efforts have raised serious questions about the ethics and necessity of violating privacy that have been bubbling under the surface for some time. Efforts to monitor||7/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
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