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Audiovisual archives in a digital world

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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How is the digital world affecting the role of audiovisual archives? Last week the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and New York University's Moving Image and Preservation Program (MIAP) presented a workshop on preserving locally-produced digital audiovisual content, which tried to provide some ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Internet Addiction

Friday, December 14, 2012

During this week's interview with the author of The Parent App, two callers shared stories of their sons' internet addictions. Joining us now to discuss internet addiction is Howard Markel, professor of psychiatry, public health, history and pediatrics at the University of Michigan and the author of An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Digital Age Families

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver associate professor in Media, Film, and Journalism Studies, director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media and the author of The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age, talks about how parents can manage their children's (and their own) use of digital technology.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

All About Bitcoin

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gavin Andersen, lead developer of Bitcoin, an experimental digital currency launched in 2009, and Dennis England, who owns Sugar Wedding Cakes and accepts Bitcoin, discuss how it works, the history of digital currencies, and how it compares to traditional currencies.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Digital Technology and Business

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Business journalist Robert Levine looks at how the move to digital technology by the newspaper, music, and film industries has led to a significant drop in profits. In Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, he examines how the idea that, on the Internet, “information wants to be free” has shaped the online business model and is now driving the media companies on whom the digital industry feeds out of business.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Virtue 2.0

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and author of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century, talks about how to reframe classic virtues in the digital age.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Digital Photography

Friday, March 18, 2011

The first digital camera came on the market in 1986. In only a quarter century, the technology has fundamentally revolutionized the way we conceive of and take pictures. From camera phones to the latest digital SLR technology, the plethora of digital cameras on the market has made taking a picture both easier and more complicated than ever. David Pogue, tech columnist for the New York Times, and Katrin Eismann, chair of the Digital Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts, look into the history of digital photography, explain how digital photography works, and tell us which cameras are the best on the market. Katrin Eismann's latest book is Real World Digital Photography and David Pogue is the author of David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

North Korea’s Digital Underground

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Atlantic correspondent Robert S. Boynton looks at the citizen-journalists inside North Korea who, aided by a half-dozen outside media organizations, are able to smuggle facts into and out of the country, risking mprisonment and even execution to do so. His article, “North Korea’s Digital Underground,” examines this dangerous—and increasingly successful—operation. It appears in the April issue of the The Atlantic.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Video Games Can Change the World

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Video game designer Jane McGonigal talks about ways we can use video games to solve real-world problems and improve global happiness. Her book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World looks at the growing interest in gaming, and examines how videogames can fulfill human needs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Program or Be Programmed

Friday, December 31, 2010

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Online Grind

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

In the world of instant news sites, there is immense pressure on reporters to break the story—even by just seconds. Sree Sreenivasan, dean of student affairs and digital media professor at the Columbia Journalism School and contributing editor to dnainfo.com, joins us along with Helena Andrews, a former Politico reporter adn author of Bitch Is the New Black, and Remy Stern, editor-in-chief of Gawker.com, discuss the pressures on online journalists, and how tools like "hit counters" and other instant feedback shapes their coverage.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

William Powers on the Digital Age

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

William Powers, former staff writer for The Washington Post, presents a new approach to the digital age by drawing on some of history's most brilliant thinkers, from Plato to Shakespeare to Thoreau, showing that digital connectedness is best balanced disconnectedness. Hamlet’s Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age is part intellectual journey and part memoir, and it sets out to solve the conundrum of connectedness.

How do you deal with constant connectedness and information overload? Let us know by leaving a comment!

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The Takeaway

Smash Your iPad and Meet Up in Real Life!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This week, New York techies are going offline and trying to meet up in real life. Takeaway digital editor Jim Colgan attended the third annual Internet Week festival, where companies like Meet Up and FourSquare were showcasing tools that get people talking to each other. Meetup's new tool, "Meetup Everywhere," helps any organization to get its members get to know each other. It's what Meet Up's founder, Scott Heifernan, says is "using the internet to get off the internet." To make his point, he smashed an iPad on stage. Click through for video.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reporters Unplug

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Washington Post Enterprise Editor Marc Fisher and reporter Mike Rosenwald discuss what happened when Fisher asked his reporters to do the unthinkable: unplug. His staff agreed not to use e-mail, Internet or texts for one week.

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The Takeaway

Is Facebook Going Too Far with Privacy Changes?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Facebook users have become wary of the privacy settings on the social networking site, and now lawmakers may also be taking a closer look at the company and whether the public has enough protections on the website. Takeaway digital editor, Jim Colgan, explains how users' privacy has become less of a priority on the site since its inception, and what lawmakers can do.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leaks, Floods, and Controversy

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A leaked video showing the U.S. military shooting at and killing a Reuters photographer in Iraq has created a firestorm of controversy. We’ll look into the role WikiLeaks has played in the story and the role the Internet in investigative journalism. Then, Trey Kay, producer and host of the Peabody ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyber War

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A cyber attack could wreak havoc on our national security.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Red Alert

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On today’s show, former Presidential Advisor and counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke discusses the threat posed to the United States by cyber-warfare. Then, Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, discusses his family’s journey from the south side of Chicago to the Ivy League and beyond. Also, Jennifer Gilmore talks about her novel, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What the iPad May Do to Magazine Publishing

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WNYC reporter Lisa Chow discusses how Apple’s forthcoming product will impact the magazine publishing industry.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Waking Sleeping Beauty

Friday, March 26, 2010

Don Hahn and Peter Schneider discuss the years from 1984 to 1994, when a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever. “Waking Sleeping Beauty,” directed by Hahn and produced by Schneider and Hahn, tells a story of clashing egos, out-of-control budgets, escalating tensions, and one ...

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