In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, topics discussed include Universal Music Group’s plan to sell DRM-free music online, the ReacTable and an Oxford University professor’s theory that we may all exist in a computer simulation being run in the future. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 6.5 MB. Time: 13 min., 25 sec.
Note: Be forewarned…Brian recorded this podcast solo.
Links related to this episode:
- crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
- bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
- Universal Music Group becomes the latest — and biggest — major record label to start selling songs online without digital rights management (DRM) protection…but doesn’t include iTunes in the “promotion.”
- Bjork used it on her recent tour and now Gizmodo shows some love to the incredible ReacTable surface computer/synthesizer.
- Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom thinks there is a “20 percent chance” that we are all living in a computer simulation being run in the future by what he calls “posthumans.” If that is the case, we better hope the computer isn’t running Windows Vista. Read about it on Gizmodo or peruse the original New York Times article.