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The Contrafabulists Podcast

A Hack Education & API Evangelist Production

Welcome to the (50th episode! of the) Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about data security, advertising as a "hack," psychological manipulation, and "information literacy." Warning: This episode contains cursing. Apologies. It's Audrey's...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about Audrey's fellowship (!!!) and Audrey's talk in Edinburgh. We also talk about how neoliberalism and libertarianism are baked into "the Silicon Valley narrative"...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about information security while traveling. Warning: This episode contains cursing. Apologies. It's Kin's fault. We really are trying to make this a PG /...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about Trump's budget proposal, federal technology initiatives, microwave opens as spyware, and other lies about technology's capabilities. Warning: This episode contains cursing. Apologies. We...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about machine learning and machine intelligence and the future of human knowledge. What is obscured when we use metaphorical language to discuss computer programming?...