Surveillance economy

Photo Are we living in a surveillance economy? Make up your mind with Mozilla’s latest IRL podcast episode: https://irlpodcast.org/season4/episode5 In her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Harvard Business School’s Shoshana Zuboff argues that tech companies — like Google and Facebook — collect so much personal data for profit, that they’re changing the fundamentals …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way. Also a Google term for a live video conversation, private or public, aka hangout on air. Before we get to the technical definition and how-to guide, focus on the relax part. You’re in a hammock or stretched out in a lounge …

Where is the conversation?

Photo: 7MagicMountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). Next Real-Time, Live, Open Conversation Making Sustainability Smarter: Conversation with Marcus Endicott Conversation has changed from chitchat around the physical table or around the proverbial water cooler. Everyone from locals to …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

World Listening Day

Photo July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2019 Contests and walks around the world focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. This year’s theme …

World Book Day

Photos There are at least two dates to celebateWorld Book Day. Hashtag: #WorldBookDay In the UK World Book Day is March 7. World Book Day was first celebrated on April 23, 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day. A related event in the United Kingdom and Ireland is observed in March. This celebration …

Listening Links

Photo Links related to listening presented in somewhat random fashion: Features Acoustic Ecology Events July 18 is World Listening Day World Listening Day World Listening Day 2018 #wld2018 Headlines https://pitchfork.com/features/resonant-frequency/listening-for-silence-with-the-headphones-off https://qz.com/1323215/apples-airpods-and-live-listen-are-a-revolution-for-the-hearing-impaired/ http://sonicfield.org/2017/08/a-thing-heard-four-ways-of-listening – @sonic_field how-to-be-a-good-listener-the-experts-guide the-sound-of-fear/7913512 mapping-europe2019s-quiet-areas loudest-sound-in-the-world-would-kill-you-on-the-spot unprecedented-100-million-seti-effort-breakthrough-listen biosphere-soundscapes-mexico-launching-in-2015 first-dont-succeed-sit-back-listen – @PLOSONE Short History – @thebanffcentre call-for-recordings-world-listening-day-2014 – @sonicterrain http://wanderingjustin.com/2014/02/sound-tourism – @wandering_j https://medium.com/message/sound-and-memory-168ea6b72c7b The …

Colin Bisset

Photo Presenting the explorer of the iconic, Colin Bisset. A serial clarifier, Colin condenses the wonders of physical icons around the globe in lively, poetic and educational 3-5 minute capsules on the weekend Blueprint for Living. One of my all-time favorite segments from Australian National Radio’s considerable program, Colin’s features continue to surprise and take …