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Hansel, Gretel, and Computer Science
Martin Erwig

In this episode Martin Erwig show us how we can find computational concepts inside some of our favorite stories.

Addressing Conflict on Campus
John Palfrey

In this episode Chris Gondek interviews author John Palfrey about how diversity and free expression can coexist on a modern campus

How Kindergarten Got It Right
Mitchel Resnick

Chris Gondek interviews Mitchel Resnick about his work at the MIT Media Lab, the foundation for his new book, Lifelong Kindergarten.

Reimagining the Typewriter
Thomas S. Mullaney

In this episode Chris Gondek speaks with author Tom Mullaney on the invention of the Chinese typewriter, and how the characters originally utilized are still the ones available on modern keyboards. 

Determining Digital Consciousness
Arlindo Oliveira

In this episode Chris Gondek speaks with author Arlindo Oliveira about intelligence in respect to consciousness, and how artificial intelligence has spawned and will grow.

Ripple Effect
Harry Collins

The detection of gravitational waves in 2015 rocked the science community. In this episode, Chris Gondek spoke with author Harry Collins, whose book Gravity's Kiss centers around the incredible discovery. 

The Serendipity of Semiautonomous Systems
Ed Finn

In this episode Chris Gondek interviews Ed Finn, author of the new book What Algorithms WantTune in for an interesting discussion on algorithm disconnect revolving around things humans regularly use, like Siri. And listen in for a definition of the phrase "culture machines". 

Ed Finn is Founding Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is also Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Department of English.

Meme Spreading
Ryan M. Milner

In this episode, author Ryan Milner talks to Chris Gondak about the rise of the internet meme, and the five logics that factor into the foundation, growth, and success of a meme. 

Ryan Milner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston.

Resisting Gentrification Displacement
Matt Hern

Matt Hern began to examine urban displacement when he first encountered an empty lot in the northeast sector of Portland, OR. This corner was the site of a communty resisting against gentrification. In this episode, Chris Gondak speaks with Matt Hern about the inspiration for his book, and the battles that many urban communities are fighting across North America. 

Matt Hern is Codirector of 2+10 Industries, teaches at multiple universities, and lectures widely. He is the author of Common Ground in a Liquid City.

No Offense?
Cherian George

Cherian George is Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is the author of Freedom from the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore and other books.

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