Episode 8.23 Things Get Weird When You Add New Technology

Reviewing what we learned in 2020—and ranking what we read!

Tagged: art, ethics, religion, science, technology

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So many books!

Also: MARIMBAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Show Notes

The books we covered this season:

  1. Phaedrus, Plato: 8.02, 8.03
  2. The Postmodern Condition, Lyotard: 8.04, 8.05
  3. The Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil: 8.06, 8.07
  4. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton: 8.08, 8.09
  5. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, Elizabeth Eisenstein: 8.10, 8.11
  6. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, Simone Browne: 8.12, 8.13
  7. The Real World of Technology, Ursula Franklin: 8.14, 8.15
  8. Evolution as a Religion, Mary Midgley: 8.16, 8.17
  9. Contact, Carl Sagan: 8.18, 8.19
  10. Twitter and Tear Gas, Zeynep Tüfekçi: 8.20, 8.21
  11. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan: 8.22

Stephen’s list

  1. Twitter and Tear Gas
  2. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  3. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
  4. The Postmodern Condition
  5. Contact
  6. Jurassic Park
  7. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
  8. The Real World of Technology
  9. Phaedrus
  10. The Age of Spiritual Machines
  11. Evolution as a Religion

Chris’s list

  1. Twitter and Tear Gas
  2. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  3. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
  4. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
  5. Jurassic Park
  6. Phaedrus
  7. Contact
  8. The Real World of Technology
  9. The Postmodern Condition
  10. The Age of Spiritual Machines
  11. Evolution as a Religion

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