Despite the hype of social interaction and community as a result of the emerging internet, otherwise known as Web 2.0, there are those who have a contrarian view of how today's internet is killing our culture. Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with author Andrew Keen, who reflects on this trend and his latest book "The Cult of the Amateur."
Will social media kill intellectual property? Denise Howell speaks with Mark Sigal, CEO of vSocial, Inc., a social networking for video platform. He states that media is in a never ending evolutionary state and the ability of users to use copyrighted content. Sigal talks about vSocial's business strategy and how the company deals with problematic content as well as the nature of the law.
This week on Interviews with Innovators, Jon Udell's guest is none other than Doug Kaye, the founder and original executive producer of IT Conversations. He's been working quietly, for a couple of years, on a new project, just recently announced, called PodCorps.
Who can better influence your markets and show your product's real value than an articulate satisfied customer? Elizabeth Ferranini, veteran PR consultant, brings a wealth of experience to this conversation about using both old and new media to enable your customers to do high-quality marketing for your company. She explains how to interview CEOs and CIOs, what marketing skills and investments start-up companies need, how to craft a case study that can jump-start your business, and how companies can effectively communicate with their customers.
Audiobooks are an excellent way to make books available to everyone. When Hugh McGuire founded LibriVox in 2005, he wanted to take advantage of the masses of book lovers across the world to record and make available a catalog of audiobooks. On this week's Interviews with Innovators, Jon Udell speaks with McGuire about the origins, growth and distinctive architecture behind LibriVox.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with technology analyst Kevin Werbach about the issues surrounding the emerging internet. They discuss the impact of media, software, telecom as well as Werbach's upcoming conference, Supernova 2007.
When we think about the interaction of speech and technology, many of us tend to focus on speech recognition. But computational speech scientist Kevin Lenzo is adamant that text-to-speech is actually the key speech technology. In this quick-fire overview of the current and potential applications of text-to-speech, Lenzo presents convincing evidence for his position.
On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, learn about how the Atacama Path Finder Experiment is providing a better picture of the universe, how new digital projectors are making it easier and cheaper for Hollywood to release movies in 3D, and how trojan horse attacks indicate hackers are no longer content with just disrupting systems: they want to make money too.
The release of The Levelator by Gigavox Media made the tedious task of levelling spoken word audio a thing of the past. On this edition of Behind the Mic, Doug Kaye speaks with Bruce Sharpe, who together with his son Malcolm developed The Levelator. They discuss some of the choices they needed to make during The Levelator's development, and how this exciting new tool fits into the workflows of both amateur podcasters and audio professionals.
How do advances in computing make Sudokus, exoskeletons and micro air vehicles possible? On IEEE Spectrum Radio, listen how computers are key to the development of the Sudoku puzzle craze, make exoskeletons a reality, help us understand the aerial genius of house flies, and make digital archives of our lives possible.