Digital Culture


Gallery Makeovers: Sun K. Kwak and Bedroom Gallerists

Monday, March 23, 2009

Art galleries big and small are getting makeovers by New York artists.

For the past month, Korean-born artist Sun K. Kwak has been covering the walls of a fifth floor gallery at the Brooklyn Museum with almost three miles of thick black masking tape

She's cut undulating ...



Art Show Openings: Manga & Anime, Jenny Holzer

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Two art shows opening this week look at media art -- and complex styles of communication.

First -- the world of Japanese cartoons and videos -- called "manga" and anime -- is on display at the Japan Society. The exhibition looks at 30 years of the ...



NY International Children's Film Festival

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taking your children to the movies doesn't HAVE to mean suffering through a big, colorful, loud, animated film, or one with lots of superheros, car chases, and explosions. The New York International Children's Film Festival is back, starting this weekend, with more provocative, sophisticated fare, ...


The Leonard Lopate Show

Extreme Frugality

Thursday, February 19, 2009

W. Hodding Carter has spent years living beyond his means, now he’s trying to reign in his excessive habits. His efforts are the basis of his recurring series "Extreme Frugality" for Gourmet magazine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tracing "25 Random Things"

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chris Wilson, assistant editor of Slate Magazine, looks at the evolution of the Facebook phenomenon "25 Random Things About Me."

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Cell Phone Soaps

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Rutgers University researcher is developing a public health soap opera, with federal funding.

She hopes the cellphone series will make the case for condoms more effectively than hum-drum public service announcements delivered by broadcast, print and billboards.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has this report.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Grassroots to Governing

Friday, February 06, 2009

Zephyr Teachout, Tech President contributing editor, visiting assistant professor of law at Duke Law School, and former director of online organizing for Howard Dean, and Ari Melber, net movement correspondent for The Nation magazine, a columnist for Politico and a contributing editor for Tech President, look at ...

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300,000 May Be Unprepared for Digital

Monday, January 26, 2009

About 300,000 New Yorkers still use analog "rabbit ear" antennae to get their TV signals, according to the mayor. He stood with several local TV news anchors at City Hall to urge these holdouts to get digital signal converter boxes, before the February 17th deadline. ...


The Brian Lehrer Show

Digital TV Transition

Monday, January 05, 2009

Gale Brewer, City Council Member and chair of the Committee on Technology in Government, explains what New Yorkers need to know about the transition to digital television.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Frugal Life

Monday, January 05, 2009

Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society, talks about the best Web sites to help you scrimp through the recession.

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City Bus Security Camera Plan Stalled

Monday, December 15, 2008

Even before a bus driver was fatally stabbed over a fare dispute in Brooklyn this month, New York City was trying to install security cameras in buses.

But those cameras didn't work very well and the transit system has canceled the contract.

Bus division head Joseph Smith, ...



National Public Radio Feels the Squeeze of National Economy

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NPR News announced it would drop Day to Day and News and Notes to help erase a budget shortfall of $23 million. Overall, NPR will cut 7 percent of its workforce and slash expenses further around the company.

Dennis L. Haarsager, NPR's interim president and CEO ...


The Leonard Lopate Show

TV on the Web

Monday, November 24, 2008

We discuss the future of television, now that many popular TV shows are increasingly watched on the internet. Leonard talks to John Gottfried of; Geoffrey Drummond, who produces cooking programs for TV; and Fred Seibert of Next New Networks and Frederator Studios.

Weigh ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Copyright Wars

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law Professor and author of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, argues that copyright laws are criminalizing artists and youth and are strangling creativity. He also discusses his effort to use the net roots community to change Congress.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

FUF: Grid Computing and Election '08 Lives On

Friday, November 14, 2008

Follow Up Friday looks at what your computer can accomplish while it's resting with John Abell, NY Bureau chief for Wired; and an update with Jonathan Allen of CQPolitics on what Alaska, Minnesota, and Georgia have yet to accomplish: picking their next Senator.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Booting Up

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Does your computer take FOREVER to boot up? CruchGear Editor John Biggs joins us to explain why it takes so long and how manufacturers are trying to speed up the process. Let us know: What do you do while you're waiting for your computer to boot up?
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The Brian Lehrer Show

When The Wheels Came Off

Friday, September 12, 2008

Alissa Quart, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review , and author of Branded: The Buying And Selling Of Teenagers , discusses the future of photojournalism in the age of flickr.

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New Sounds

Site-Specific Music

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Listen to works inspired by and made for specific locations, including flutist Paul Horn's historic recording in the Taj Mahal, and Robert Fripp's soundscapes for the World Financial Center. Plus, Alvin Lucier's "I Am Sitting In A Room," which actually uses a room's natural resonance to produce the music over ...


The Brian Lehrer Show

DNC Coverage: Hour 1

Friday, August 29, 2008

Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, Daily Kos blogger and author of Taking On the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era, and Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, wrap up the week's events.

Brooke Gladstone, host of WNYC's On The Media, ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of TV

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We may have reached the end of television as we know it. What comes next? Find out why the three major networks will need to make some major changes if they want to survive, and whether niche programming and "choose your own plot" interactive options might be the future. Entertainment ...

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