Category: youtube

An evening with the author of Mirror Touch: Notes from a Doctor Who Can Feel Your Pain

Digital Human: Series 17, Episode 1 – Numb

Consider this a lunctime lecture… so long as you aren’t squeamish. Caroline Rance was a great guest to have – I’d love to do a podcast with her all about the fascinating stories and products she’s unearthed in her research. Listen to her talk, and dive into her blog if you like a bit of weird medical history (and really, who doesn’t?).

https://thequackdoctor.com/ 

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 2, Snake Oil

Myles was great to have on the show, and his youtube channel is really wonderful. Not only is he good on debunking quacks, he also unravels conspiracy theories, the videos are well researched, and can be fun when he’s not dealing with the darkest of the dark online. Check ‘em out.

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 2, Snake Oil

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 2, Snake Oil

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 1: Gentrification

The Digital Human – Series 16 – Gentrification – BBC Sounds:

Gentrification. It’s a constant cycle in the offline world. Run down areas with cheap rent attract a young arty crowd, business moves in when the area has a new hip image, and suddenly everyone wants to live there and the original residents find themselves priced out of the neighbourhood and so move on to a new place to start the cycle again. 

But, we don’t just live in cities in the digital age. The internet was once a haven for freaks, geeks and weirdos, but now that everyone has poured into the same digital space, has it too been gentrified? And if it has… where can people go? 

 Aleks Krotoski explores how digital communities have shifted and evolved, through both the very human development of communities, and the technological changes of algorithms and automation that have like the highways and infrastructure of the physical world, have split communities and fundamentally changed how we live online. She discovers out how the cycle of progress has both helped and hurt us in the digital age, and finds out if the artists, the freaks, the geeks and the weirdos still have a place to call home. 

Angry Aussie was a fun guy to interview on the show talking about how algorithms and money changed youtube. Check out the show 
Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 1: Gentrification to hear him 🙂

Meanwhile this – for who, indeed, can resist the glory of Knickers the big cow?

There is NSFW language, so you know, headphones could be handy.

YouTubers In Australia Say The Site’s Advertising Policy Discriminates Against Them For “Speaking Like Australians”:

In a video on his channel last week Australian standup comedian and YouTuber Lewis Spears laid it all out: “Videos with ‘excessive swearing’ are considered ineligible for ads. However, swearing in Australia is not offensive. It’s just how we talk. It’s a part of our culture. And to take that away from us is discrimination at its finest.

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 1: Gentrification

The Cutting Edge of Human Rights | Alex Gladstein | SingulartyU South Africa

Digital Human, Series 13. Episode 1 – Resist.

Digital Human, Series 12, Episode 6 – Shame