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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 363: Whose Data? My Data!

Guest: Antti “Jogi” Poikola of Aalto University.

First broadcast November 10 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/11/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-november-10th-whose-data-my-data-episode-363/

“Radical times.”

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Supercontext: The Fall of Gawker

Last year Peter Thiel secretly funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit that destroyed Gawker. Should the wealthy be able to ruin a publication if they don’t like what it has to say? We discuss the new precedent this case set between privacy and Freedom of Speech, all while tumbling down the rabbit hole of trashy media and big money.

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Supercontext: Bruce Sterling @ SXSW 2016

Every year science fiction writer and futurist Bruce Sterling gives a “state of the world” presentation at SXSW Interactive. We consider his remarks from this year and what they mean for politics, social media, and surveillance. 

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