Our award-winning science programme, The Digital Human returns to BBC Radio 4 next week, on Monday 7th April 2014 at 4:30pm GMT. We’re super excited about the issues we’re covering over the next six weeks – as we have been about the previous 28 episodes! – as we continue to explore what it means to be human in the 21st century.
We won’t spoil the reveal, but I’ll give you a clue: in this series, we’re looking at invisible infrastructures that make our social worlds go ‘round. These are the forces that we think are concrete, but are, in reality, completely subjective. They’re society’s conceptual roadways, our ephemeral electrical cables, the intangible sewer systems and abstract communications networks that make us tick… and tock.
We can’t wait for you to hear.
You can listen to this series of The Digital Human live on Monday afternoons for the next six weeks from 7 April (I’ll be livetweeting using the hashtag #digihuman), listen at your leisure on iPlayer, or subscribe to our podcast. Dive into our archive, where you can also download every episode that’s come before. Want to know about your digital legacy after you die? Wondering about what effect our technologies are having on memory? Should we reclaim the dark from the perpetually encroaching light? And how does the digital world make our global playground a too-close community for the estranged? Become engaged, reject isolation, spread a bit of mischief and take a look around you. There are so many ways we want to inspire you!
And finally, don’t forget to follow our official tumblog for behind-the-scenes, extra interviews and audio and the research that goes into the series.