Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Rick Smolan, author of "America at Home," who tried to capture how Americans live through pictures of their homes.
On the last day of the Presidential primaries, John McCain spoke to a group of supporters in New Orleans. The speech was widely criticized in the media as illustrating how unfamiliar McCain seemed to be with delivering prepared remarks, even after being a Representative and Senator for 26 years. Charles Lane, '08 Conversations Host and PRX.org Curator, presents a fascinating comparison between McCain's awkward comments and Barack Obama's more natural manner of speaking.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with media futurist Gerd Leonhard about the next stage of online music, and asks him to give a peek into the future of online media distribution.
John Buckman founded Lyris, an email list management company, and more recently Magnatune, an online music service that uses Creative Commons licenses and pays artists 50% of its revenue. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell asks Buckman about the common thread to his passion: the world-changing possibilities of online communication.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with author Steve Cone about his new book "Power Lines," in which he writes about words that sell, grip fans and sometimes change history.
The explosion of free user generated content on the internet is both a threat and an opportunity to the traditional publishing industry. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, tells how his new company Wikia will "fill in the rest of the library" around the Wikipedia. Wikia is a collection of books, guides, and references much more thorough and exhaustive than the articles on Wikipedia and is creating new kind of content that has never been feasible before.
Shan Carter and Gabriel Dance create interactive graphics and multimedia for the New York Times. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell asks them to explain how some of their favorite projects were done, and discuss how these online tools enhance and contextualize the stories told by Times reporters.
Lucas Gonze founded the playlist-sharing site webjay.org, and currently leads the development of the Yahoo! Media Player. He's also an amateur guitarist who records and performs 19th-century parlour music. In this wide-ranging conversation on Interviews with Innovators with Jon Udell, Gonze reflects on the ways we discover, share, and experience music in the digital age.
Tim O'Reilly is known and respected in the technology community as a successful prognosticator of future trends. In 2004 he began referring to a variety of converging Internet trends as Web 2.0. While the phrase quickly became a lightening rod for attention and criticism, many believe that it accurately reflects a new wave of Internet innovation. In this presentation from the 2007 O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, O'Reilly turns his attention to how Web 2.0 trends are creating new challenges for the publishing industry.
In his long career as a technology journalist, Larry Magid has written on many contemporary issues. He is also an expert on child online safety, particularly as it relates to social networking. He joins Phil and Scott to discuss his activities in making the internet less harmful for young people. He also talks about such current topics as net neutrality, solid state drives, and the potential of imap as a way to better control email.