By Dave Unger
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Technology can be strange, wonderful and amazing. On Restless Device, Dave Unger explores extraordinary technologies, past and present, and looks at what they can tell us about larger questions. Technology is an imaginative and expressive project and, like literature or art, can tell us a lot about the world we live in and what it means to be human.
||E05 — Untangling the Web (Online Communities pt.1)||Today's internet is not the utopia that the technology-builders promised. With disinformation campaigns, hate groups, bullying, advertisements, and corporate and government surveillance, it's hard to feel optimistic about life online.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E04 — Steel: Automation, Race, and the Rust Belt||Steelmaking is an archetype of the rise and fall of American industry and has received a lot of attention in the run-up to and aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. This episode is about steelmaking in the 1960s and 70s-- at the turning point.||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E03 — 3D Printing: Imagining and Making||People think 3D printing is going to change the world. They imagine ways that it might transform our society, economy, and culture. In this episode I look at why 3D printing is so compelling-- why everyone is so interested in it right now.||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||E02 — Lisp: Learning to Think about Thinking||The Lisp programming language is strange, amazing, and beautiful. Some say it is the most elegant and powerful language ever created. You can learn all the basics in a few minutes, but the language is also subtle and sophisticated and learning it can b.||4/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||E01 — Perpetual Motion||What if we could build a machine that ran forever without using up any fuel? Such a machine would be a perpetual motion machine, and, sadly, it is impossible. Even so, people have been trying to build them for as long as people have been building machi.||3/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||E00 — The Antenna of the Species||Technology can be strange and wonderful. It is a creative, expressive, and speculative pursuit that can tell us about who we are and where we're going. In this episode, I introduce the topic of the podcast series and reflect on the similarity of engine.||3/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome topics and excellent execution
I rarely leave ratings or comments but I can't get enough of this podcast. I love the broad range of topics and Dave Unger's storytelling and presentation of the information is inspiring. Great work!