Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news.
(Apologies for the sound quality. We are in New York without our normal recording set-up. Also, apologies for the length. We do normally try to keep this to 30 minutes or so, but Audrey had a lot to say...)
In this episode, we talk about how Google (and other tech companies) are reshaping public policy and the narratives about public education.
Here are the companies (and stories) we referenced:
- Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant via The New York Times
- How Google Took Over the Classroom by The New York Times' Natasha Singer
- Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues by Natasha Singer
- Using Hitachi Data Systems to improve student life at Curtin University via In the Black
Feedback is welcome. (You should email Kin with it though, not Audrey.)