Theory Of Everything
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Our series concludes with an attempt to examine the suburbanized commodified inner cityscape of New York. Author and activist Sarah Schulman tells us about the Gentrified Mind, plus we hear from one of the first Airbnbers of New York.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The financial crisis of September 2008 overshadows one of the most important events in recent New York History: the arrival of Airbnb. And while your host wasn't paying attention back then either, today he is fed up with the commodification of every sq...
Monday, February 23, 2015
After moving to New York alone, writer Olivia Laing discovered the truth about loneliness. She says it is a gift. Eric Klinenberg explains why more and more people are choosing to live alone and why cities like New York must invest in housing stock th...
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
This week Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman tells us about the internet's original Dislike Club, Anonymous.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Our mini-series about the internet continues. This week we take a close look at the fundamental business model of the web - advertising. In 1993 your host was a founding member of an international monkey wrench gang that fought billboards in outer spa...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Paul Ford is a technologist and a writer, sometimes these two things blur. For example, he’s currently working on a book about webpages, but he’s also building a content management system for webpages - because you know it could help with the writing.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
For this special installment of the Theory of Everything we explore Maker Culture. Makerbot co-founder Bre Pettis gives us a tour of his new venture: Bold Machines. Plus we go to China to learn what the next generation of Chinese makers have planned fo...
Monday, October 27, 2014
The theory of everything is a founding member of Radiotopia, the world's best podcast network. And we are midway through our Kickstarter. We made our 250,000 goal in one week! But our work is not done. We want to change radio forever.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
ToE is a founding member of Radiotopia, the world's best podcast network, and we just launched our first Kickstarter campaign.
Monday, October 06, 2014
When I was in Beijing last summer I dropped by the Microsoft research campus to talk with Dr. Yu Zheng. He studies the air pollution in his city, and the noise pollution in mine. Using algorithms he is able to predict what kinds of noises New Yorkers ...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
When the photographer Garry Winogrand died in 1984 he left behind hundreds of thousands of unpublished negatives and undeveloped rolls of film and a few out of print books that are still treasured by connoisseurs and photo book collectors today.
Friday, August 08, 2014
What happens when you curse your own country? In this version of the classic Americana tale your host is sentenced to live out the rest of his days in a hot air balloon. Our story concludes(?) when your host attempts to turn bread into wine.
Friday, August 08, 2014
What happens when you curse your own country? In this version of the classic Americana tale your host is sentenced to live out the rest of his days in a hot air balloon. In part two of the story your host has his first human interaction in ten years.