Tagged: ethics

Episode 6.07 People Do Reject Technologies, Part 1
June 13, 2018 Google Glass, snap judgments, and how we form ourselves to make those snap judgments well.
Episode 6.06 A Kind of Blindness
May 16, 2018 Smart cities, “big data”, and the meaninglessness of mere information.
Episode 6.05 Crispr
May 14, 2018 Setting limits on how far we modify ourselves
Episode 6.04 Move Slowly and Fix Things
April 22, 2018 Why is Silicon Valley so broken?
Episode 6.03 I’m Not Puttin’ That Chip in My Cheek
April 05, 2018 Bodily modification, from hip replacement to magnets in your fingers.
Episode 6.02 The Ethics of Technology
March 21, 2018 A Christian view of ethics and technology - or, how we think about everything from Uber and Facebook to dealing with poverty.
Episode 6.01 Actual Luddites
March 07, 2018 Introducing a season focused on one theme: rejecting technology.
Episode Standalone Episodes.02 The Last Jedi
January 10, 2018 The latest Star Wars movie: the good, the bad, and the astounding.
Episode Standalone Episodes.01 Some Sciency Stuff!
December 03, 2017 Cixin Liu's The Three Body Problem and the strengths and weaknesses of literature as a window into other cultures.
Episode 5.12 Resisting and Sustaining
September 26, 2017 Reflections on what we said in Season 5 and where we're going in Season 6. (Buckle up!)
Episode 5.11 Fences, Neighbors, Etc.
September 12, 2017 Positive / Visible / Legal:
Vaccinations and the application of force
Episode 5.10 Super Duper, Even Uber Bad
August 02, 2017 Negative / Visible / Social:
Sexism in the tech industry
Episode 5.09 Regulate All The Things!
November 29, 2016 Negative / Visible / Legal:
regulations and the open internet
Episode 5.08b On Andrew Jackson
November 28, 2016 Follow-up: we got this one wrong.
Episode 5.08 Empathy is Hard Work
November 15, 2016 Reflections on the necessity, and the limitations, of empathy in light of the 2016 American election cycle
Episode 5.07 Books, The Internet, and Homeless People (Live at NC State)
November 01, 2016 Positive / Invisible / Legal (Organized):
public libraries and the common good
Episode 5.05 “Faint Not” (Live at NC State)
October 04, 2016 Negative / Invisible / Legal (Organized):
civil forfeiture and entrenched legal evil
Episode 5.03 It's Not Like Uber
September 13, 2016 Positive / Invisible / Social:
saying no to attractive technologies
Episode 5.02 Playing Monopoly:
Never Okay
August 23, 2016 Negative → Positive / Visible / Legal → Social:
marijuana legalization and how systems change.
Episode 5.01 A Ph.D.-Level Math Problem
August 09, 2016 Structures and systems, agency and individuals: three axes (and a sub-axis) for thinking about the world we live in.
Episode 4.14 This Money Might Be Illegal
April 20, 2016 The Panama Papers, the global economy, the "flat" world, and wrapping up Season 4.
Episode 4.12 Five Years of Facepalming (Live at NC State)
April 05, 2016 The EU and internet law—monopolies, copyright, taxing, freedom of speech, and learning from each other.
Episode 4.11 How People Read C.S. Lewis (Live at NC State)
March 29, 2016 Art, protest, and propaganda—in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and in general
Episode 4.10 The Ancient Wisdom of Usenet
March 22, 2016 Populism, social media, and wisdom in when, how, and where to (dis)engage with people you disagree with.
Episode 4.05 The Price of Democracy
February 09, 2016 The necessity and the limitations of gradualism, incrementalism, and compromise in politics.
Episode 4.02 Helpiness
January 18, 2016 Helping is hard: global poverty, personal giving and service, and foreign policy.
Episode 4.01 Unambiguously Meh
January 12, 2016 Facebook, Internet.org, and the intersection of business and benevolence.
Episode 3.15 Smorgasbord, Part II
November 03, 2015 A preview of things to come: the structure/agency problem, globalization, and owning your own content.
Episode 3.14 Smorgasbord, Part I
October 27, 2015 Venture capitalism, online classes, the ethics of algorithms, tracking people at work, and transparency in business.
Episode 3.13 Inevitable? (Live at NC State)
October 20, 2015 Self-driving cars, the limits of technology, and the tension between the personal and the communal.
Episode 3.11 Augustine's Podcast
October 06, 2015 Social circles on- and offline and differences between our embodied and virtual selves.
Episode 3.10 Saying “Enough”
September 22, 2015 Phones, technological determinism, Christian ethics, and life in community.
Episode 3.08 Juice up the Weird Edges of the Ecosystem
September 08, 2015 The ethics of buying technology, and the ethics of using technology to replace workers.
Episode 3.07 One Size Does Not Fit All
September 01, 2015 Amazon’s workplace culture as a view into corporate ethics and responsibility
Episode 3.03 Look in Your Soul
August 04, 2015 Adultery, hacking, blackmail, and trying to be Batman on the internet.
Episode 2.15 Metapodcasting
May 12, 2015 Two non-beta seasons down. Metapodcasting is in.
Episode 2.14 Starbucks University
May 05, 2015 The short and long view on how our society pays for college
Episode 2.13 A Disputation of Theses
April 28, 2015 Thinking deeply about technology and culture with Alan Jacobs
Episode 2.12 In the Meanwhile
April 21, 2015 Dan Price, $70K a year, Human Flourishing, and the Winning Slowly Hall of Fame
Episode 2.11 Encoding Quality: Potato
April 14, 2015 Tidal, Youtube, Bandcamp, and the Future of Music Distribution
Episode 2.10 So You’ve Been Hacked
April 07, 2015 The Professional and Personal Burdens of Near-Ubiquitous Bad Acting
Episode 2.09 Hi, We’re the Internet.
April 02, 2015 Ridesharing, Disruption, Regulation, and Zero-Sum Games
Episode 2.08 More Than Thick or Thin
March 17, 2015 Activity, community life, and the ethics of personal health
Episode 2.07 A Liturgy, a Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band
March 10, 2015 Rich Mullins’ lyrics, music, and way of life
Episode 2.06 The Ones- and Zeros-Sphere
March 04, 2015 Pragmatism, Cynicism, and Realism in the Digital Age
Episode 2.04 Might Actually Be Iron Man
February 17, 2015 Elon Musk, Tesla, Space X, and Capital-ism
Episode 2.03 Impervious Scale
February 10, 2015 The Roman Empire and Friendster Have Things to Say to You
Episode 2.02 Basketballs ≠ Pumpkins
February 03, 2015 Because Sometimes Things on the Internet Explode
Episode 1.17 Love/Hate Relationship
November 11, 2014 SCIENCE Drives Policy!, Elitist, Protectionist, Obstructionist, Obscurantist?, Pressures and Responsibilities All Around
Episode 1.16 Big and Shiny and Amazing
November 04, 2014 Ups and Downs and Foibles, Individualism and Community, Self-Aggrandizement in the Name of Other Good Things, Cults of Personality
Episode 1.14 Buying Me Off With Warm Fuzzies
October 21, 2014 No One Would Be Left, Drop the Big Bombs, To Power Their Evil Machines of Death
Episode 1.13 Hello Ello?
October 14, 2014 Definitely Still a Beta, That's Not a Gift, How People React to News, A Working Business Model
Episode 1.12 Political Appinations
October 07, 2014 Techo-Utopianism, 8,000 Years of Human History, Do You Know Your Neighbors?
Episode 1.10 Because Capitalism Yay!
September 16, 2014 It’s Probably Pastel White, You’re Probably in My Hundred Friends, What the Corporate Overlord Giveth, How You Relate to an Object
Episode 1.09 Kind of Like a Virus
September 09, 2014 The Internet is Not “Safe”, Degrading Women, People Do Wicked Things, No Better Answers
Episode 1.06 Rebuke Me Some People
August 19, 2014 Act Like Grownups, Rules 0 and 1, But We Still Disagree, Calling People on the Carpet
Episode 1.05 Ars Moriendi
August 12, 2014 This Is An Orchestra, Those Lyrics, You Have to Go Through Death
Episode 1.03 Disrupting All The Things
July 29, 2014 MOOCs! Watches! Shoes!, The Cult of Disruption, Technological Imperialism, Recognizing Tech's Limitations
Episode 1.02 On Family
July 22, 2014 You Can't Have It All; Singleness Not a Disaster; and Family, Work, Innovation, and the Long View
Episode 1.01 Massive Emotional Contagion
July 15, 2014 Facebook's Social (Network) Science, User Responsibility, and Corporate Ethics
Episode 0.12 You'll Never Guess What the Hosts Say in This Podcast!
May 06, 2014 Headline-Writing, Whether Ends Justify Means, Means Shape Ends, Truthy, or Truly?
Episode 0.11 Only Acceptable Cream Cheese
April 29, 2014 The Reason for Copyright, Valuing Products in Different Ways, "Pay Me For This Thing"
Episode 0.10 Can You Make a Baby Smile?
April 22, 2014 Prosumerization, I'm-Trying-To-Be-A-Professional Buttons, and the Digital Economy
Episode 0.09 Humility, Please!
April 15, 2014 Not Publishing 0.08, Learning Humility, and Differences in Media
Episode 0.05 With a “B”
March 18, 2014 Kickstarting All The Things and Ungreedy Capitalism
Episode 0.03 Echo Chamber
February 25, 2014 Pricing Insanity, Culture Wars, and Losing Parts of the Internet
Episode 0.02 Do [Content] Right
February 11, 2014 Internet Radio, Pastor-Authors, and Trade Agreements
Episode 0.01 We Need Some Context!
January 28, 2014 Religious twittering, Google nesting, and hobbyists careering.