This post was last updated on September 5th, 2011 at 11:04 am
My new favourite podcast is Spark. Spark is a podcast about technology and culture. Nora Young features intriguing guests and topics that are so relevant to learning and life. Here’s a couple of stories from recent episodes that has me thinking:
- Does location matter anymore? A discussion of telepresence and computers/webcams as social prosthesis’.
- Clay Shirky on cognitive surplus
- Do organizations have responsibility to maintain their social networks? Disney recently closed their virtual Magic Kingdom. Thousands of users suddenly lost their content and due to restrictive privacy policies, couldn’t contact those they had met and developed friendships with on the site.
- What happens to your digital legacy when you die? A slightly morbid but interesting discussion about your digital life and what happens to your stuff after you’re gone.
- Lee LeFever explains the concept behind his Common Craft video
There’s tons more good stuff included in each 27 minute episode. Each show has 4 or 5 stories with extended interviews if you are interested. The format is great, the topics engaging and often leaves you with more questions than answers. Add it to your ipod. It’s time … Read the rest