Why The Free Content Era Has To End – Tim Wu & The Attention Merchants

June 5, 2017 / 0 comments

“Author Tim Wu on how the early Utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, best known for coining the term net neutrality, and for tracing the history of modern communications in his last book, The Master Switch. In his new book, The Attention…

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FRONT ROW – PHILIP GLASS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

John Wilson is joined by the American composer Philip Glass, one of the towering figures of late 20th century classical music. Philip Glass came to prominence in 1976 with the sensational premiere of Einstein of the Beach. He has composed over 25 operas and 30 film scores, including The Hours. As he publishes his memoir,…

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THE UNREASONABLE EFFECTIVENESS OF QUANTUM PHYSICS IN MODERN MATHEMATICS

January 31, 2016 / 0 comments

Mathematics has proven to be “unreasonably effective” in understanding nature. The fundamental laws of physics can be captured in beautiful formulae. In this lecture I want to argue for the reverse effect: Nature is an important source of inspiration for mathematics, even of the purest kind. In recent years ideas from quantum field theory, elementary…

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS – THE GUARDIAN PODCAST

January 31, 2016 / 0 comments

What does it mean to live in a world where our possessions can track our every move? Once the domain of science fiction, the internet of things is now here – and it’s not just a matter of smart fridges that can order your milk. Soon our towns, our crops and even our insides are…

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