Episode 3.14 Day of Rest with Tiffany Shlain

Digital devices have come to rule our lives – could a 3000 year-old practice help us tame them? Tiffany Shlain reminds us that a look to the old could help us manage the new.

Tiffany’s marvelous and wise book:
24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

Visiting with Tiffany Shlain in her San Francisco offices…

Episode 3.13 Gods & Monsters with Aaron Z. Lewis

We see superheroes on cinema screens –  but what about our technological superpowers? Naming these new powers helps to understand them, and the amazing Aaron Z. Lewis has given us a pantheon of seven ‘new gods‘ – that we seem to believe in. Now that we know the shape of these new ‘gods’, does that mean we’re not as beholden to them?

This was all sparked by Aaron’s original essay “Metaphors We Believe By: The pantheon of 2019” – it’s a great read, find it here.

Episode 3.12 Questions for a new Machine Age with Matthew Beard

We conclude series three learning the ‘right’ questions – ones to keep front of mind as the world becomes increasingly intelligent – and hides the intent of its designers.

Matt wrote an incredible report, “Ethics by Design: Principles for Good Technology” – full of the questions we should ask every time we use an app or website. Have a read here – it’s very readable!