The Radio Academy Awards – formerly known as “the Sony’s” – are the most prestigious radio awards in the media calendar. I’m beyond delighted, proud and genuinely awestruck to announce that, on 12 May 2014, the Digital Human team won the Silver award for Best Speech Programme 2014. Here’s what the judges said:
Sunday July 20, 2014 @ 05:38 PM (UTC)
Monday March 31, 2014 @ 10:08 AM (UTC)
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.
Wednesday January 08, 2014 @ 02:19 PM (UTC)
In February 2012, I reported on the next billion users of the Web for BBC Two’s The Culture Show, and what effect their presence online will have on the web we know today.
Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 01:04 PM (UTC)
The last episode of the fourth series of BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human broadcast on Monday. It was a storming series – twice on Radio 4’s Pick of the Week (Altruism and Value) and once included as one of Radio 4’s best podcasts of 2013 on their upcoming Advent Calendar (Dark). Molto congrats to the production team, Peter McManus, Victoria McArthur and Elizabeth Ann Duffy.
Tuesday October 08, 2013 @ 03:50 PM (UTC)
The latest series of BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human started on Monday 7 October at 4:30pm UK time, and we’ve been having a blast getting our teeth into some seriously fascinating topics that we’ll be exploring over the next six weeks.
Wednesday September 04, 2013 @ 03:35 PM (UTC)
I had the great pleasure of introducing four extraordinary speakers at the recording of BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought while I was at the Edinburgh Festival this year. And the first to be broadcast tonight at 8:45pm is performer Alan Bissett with a storming take on radical feminism:
In the 1990s, author Alan Bissett was a lad and women were ‘birds’.
Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 11:12 AM (UTC)
A technological solution is not the answer to our privacy woes. This is the juicy core of my argument in this essay I recorded for the 16th July 2013 edition of The Guardian’s Tech Weekly, not long after Glen Greenwald reported on the US government’s extensive cyber-surveillance.
Monday July 08, 2013 @ 08:06 AM (UTC)
Home is where the hub is, wrote Kat Jungnickel and Genevieve Bell in 2009. Now, in an interview about Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You for a special issue of Libertine, I speak about the way changes have crept into domestic life through the pipes delivering digital technology. But first, a point of definition:
Friday July 05, 2013 @ 08:57 AM (UTC)
Are we doomed? Are we saved? Are we somewhere in between?
I spoke at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 23 June as part of the FutureNow weekend. The topic? The internet, of course. Specifically, I spoke about the premise of Untangling the Web: What the Internet Is Doing To You. Here’s the important part of the blurb:
Here she discusses how the web is changing our lives – and the tools and social norms we may have to develop to deal with the web in the future.
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