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Mindful Cyborgs: Personalization appeals to a Western, egocentric belief in individualism

Klint Finley

This week we continue our conversation with technology critic Sara M. Watson about the “uncanny valley of personalization.”

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Mindful Cyborgs: Identity in a World Ruled by Data

Klint Finley

This week we talk with Sara M. Watson, a technology critic and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, about her piece in The AtlanticData Doppelgängers and the Uncanny Valley of Personalization.”

Download and Full Transcript: Mindful Cyborgs: Visualizing Data Destinies with Experts Pt 1

Mindful Cyborgs: E-Waste Redux and the Early Days of Social Media

Klint Finley

This week on Chris Dancy and I talk about my e-waste in the Internet of Things article, “organic reach” on Facebook and how today’s social web is different from the social software of the early days of the net, such as IRC and Usenet.

Download and Show Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: From IRC to E-Waste Rapid Communion begets Complexity

Mindful Cyborgs talk with Kate Darling About Legal Rights for Robots

Klint Finley

This week Chris Dancy and I talk with MIT Media Lab researcher Kate Darling about the case for legal protections for robots.

Download and Show Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Emoji-ing Robots Seek to Fathom Their Origin

Mindful Cyborgs: Data Exhausted

Klint Finley

This week Chris Dancy and I celebrate the one year anniversary Mindful Cyborgs by looking back on some of the articles we talked about in the first episode, talking about the future of wearable computing, and making some predictions about the next six months.

Download and Show Notes Mindful Cyborgs: Evaporating Crowdsourced Data and a Very Special Anniversary

Mindful Cyborgs: Farm Drones, the Human API and More

Klint Finley

I missed recording the latest Mindful Cyborgs, but Chris Dancy and Alex Williams talked about farm drones, the Human API, Moves (before it was acquired by Facebook!), the Indie Web and more.

Download and Show Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Drone Shopping with Farmers

Mindful Cyborgs Interviews Douglas Rushkoff on Presentism

Klint Finley

We’ve used the phrase “Present Shock” to describe what Mindful Cyborgs is about since the beginning. So obviously it was great to talk with Douglas Rushkoff, who coined the term in his book of the same title last year.

During the interview, we talked about presentism, e-cigarettes and the “male period” dictated by the lunar calendar.

Download and Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Present Shock, Corporitism, and Life in the Digital Media Enviroment

Mindful Cyborgs: What Would the Web Look Like if We Built It Today?

Klint Finley

On the 25th anniversary of the web, Alex Williams and I talked about what the web might look like if we it were built today. Would it be more like an API than a protocol? Would it have a payment system baked in?

Download and Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Episode 28 – Diasporic Destiny for the 21st Century Mind

Mindful Cyborgs: The Trial of Humanity

Klint Finley

This week Alex Williams, Chris Dancy and I talk about the “app backlash,” touchy subjects like marginalization and what Chris calls the coming “Trial of Humanity.”

Mindful Cyborgs: This Time Let’s Just Sit Quietly and Breathe

Klint Finley

This week Chris Dancy, Alex Williams and I talk about the mindfulness racket, cyborg bank robbers, wearable computing going mainstream and more.

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