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Jeanette Winterson and Victoria Turk: 12 Bytes

London Review Bookshop Podcast

In twelve witty and insightful essays novelist, memoirist and all-round thinker Jeanette Winterson explores the future of artificial intelligence and what it might mean for the future of humanity. Drawing on mythology, religion, art, history and gender theory as well as on science, Winterson’s take on the future of our species is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. Winterson was in conversation with Victoria Turk, features Editor at Wired magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

8 Sep 2021

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Jeanette Winterson: Book collecting

Quite a Quote!

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27 Aug 2021

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Jeanette Winterson, Colourism, Paralympian Stef Reid

Woman's Hour

Jeanette Winterson talks about her new essay collection which covers 200 years of women and science, from Mary Shelley to AI. She asks what love, caring, sex and attachment will look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender? Will our own bodies be enhances by biological and neural implants making us trans human and keeping us fitter, younger and connected? When Ena Miller gave birth to her baby called Bonnie just over a year ago - she expected to receive the standard comments..."Oh she's so beautiful, aww look at her little nose, she's so cute, aww what a big baby..." She did get those, but she also got negative remarks from friends and strangers about the colour of her baby's skin. Ena realised she was not alone and went to meet two other mothers Fariba and Wendy to talk about their experiences and ask for their advice.Colourism, which is also called shadism or skin tone bias, is prejudice in which people of colour with light skin are privileged over those with darker skin. Colourism can occur both within and between racialised groups. Natalie Morris, journalist and the author of Mixed/Other: Explorations of Multiraciality in Modern Britain and Dr Aisha Phoenix, Social Justice lecturer at King's College London discuss the history of colourism and how it impacts people of colour.Paralympian Stef Reid is heading to Tokyo next month to represent team GB at the 2020 games in the long jump. She's a five-time world record holder and a triple Paralympic medallist. A boating accident at the age of 15 resulted in Stef having the lower part of her right leg amputated. Her parents and teachers encouraged her to keep playing sport. After new research showing one in three teenage girls drop out of sport, Stef is now on a mission to keep girls involved.Presented by Jessica CreightonProducer: Louise Corley


29 Jul 2021

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Jeanette Winterson: Could AI ever write its own original story?

The Leader | Evening Standard daily

We know it can order groceries when your fridge is empty, turn on the lights in your house, even drive a car but could AI ever be smart enough to become an author?Computing pioneer Ada Lovelace thought it wouldn’t happen because machines can only work with programming inputted by humans, but writer Jeanette Winterson disagrees. Her new book 12 Bytes is an exploration of AI and the journey humans are taking to create a new kind of lifeform.She tells the Leader podcast that computers could very well develop their own ‘imaginations’ but once they do, what kind of stories will they tell and would we want to hear them?Jeanette is appearing at the Evening Standard’s Stories Festival, in association with Netflix. You’ll find the full line-up here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Jul 2021

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¿Por qué ser feliz cuando puedes ser normal? - Jeanette Winterson

Frau Felicitas

Lesbiana, adoptada, pobre, hija de una madre pentecostal... El libro de la Winterson es la narración, las memorias y, sobre todo, el lenguaje del amor ausente, una rememoración del sufriente teatro, reproche a los padres, de la no enseñanza del amor. Theo Angelopoulus, en "La eternidad y un día", le pregunta a su madre por qué no nos enseñan a amar. La Winterson le pregunta y se pregunta por qué la pérdida es la medida del amor.


8 Mar 2021

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Interview about Fasting: Jeanette Winterson with Dr. Wilhelmi de Toledo

Fasting, Integrative Medicine and Inspiration - The Buchinger Wilhelmi Amplius Programme

Jeanette Winterson, who is a famous writer from England comes to the Buchinger Wilhelmi Fasting Clinic at Lake Constance since many years for fasting. During her last time at Buchinger Wilhelmi, we had the opportunity to record an interview with her and our Director of Research and Medicine, Dr Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo. Winterson has won a Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, a BAFTA Award for Best Drama, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, the St. Louis Literary Award, and is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award. She has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗺𝗶: https://www.buchinger-wilhelmi.com/en/wissenschaft/𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀: https://www.buchinger-wilhelmi.com/en/wissenschaft/Fasting, integrative medicine and inspiration - The Buchinger Wilhelmi Amplius Programme: Where Tradition meets Innovation.Life can be stressful, challenging and exhausting. It is easier to master day-to-day challenges with a healthy body and a strong mind. Fasting creates the ideal conditions for restoring inner balance and offers various health benefits. However, it is only one component you need for a long, fulfilled life. Therefore, this podcast covers additional topics such as integrative medicine, inspiration, mindfulness and health-conscious nutrition from the Buchinger Wilhelmi AMPLIUS Programme.FOLLOW US➤ Instagram ➤ Facebook Lake Constance➤ Facebook Marbella➤ YouTube This Podcast is provided to you by Image-Sells Podcast-Media


15 Jul 2020

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Jeanette Winterson brings humour and understanding to a fraught childhood.

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

The author of the hit novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2012 about her memoir, Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?


8 Mar 2020

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Bookwaves – January 16, 2020: Jeanette Winterson

KPFA - Bookwaves on Cover to Cover

Jeanette Winterson discusses her latest novel, "Frankissstein: A Love Story" which concerns Mary Shelley, modern A.I., Alcor life extension and gender issues. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.Jeanette Winterson is the author of several novels, including Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, and the memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast [1][1] https://kpfa.org/area941/episode/jeanette-winterson-frankissstein/

1hr 39mins

16 Jan 2020

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Recode Decode: Jeanette Winterson

Decoder with Nilay Patel

Writer Jeanette Winterson talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her latest book, Frankissstein: A Love Story. Winterson discusses the intertwined histories of LGBT+ people, science fiction literature and technology; how she decided to write a modern twist on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with a technological bent; and how Shelley foresaw the intersection of bodies and machines. Plus: Is tech becoming the real monster in modern life? And who is the Victor Frankenstein of this era?Featuring:Jeanette Winterson (@Wintersonworld), author, Frankissstein: A Love StoryHost:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-largeMore to explore:Subscribe for free to Reset, Recode's new podcast that explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 4mins

15 Jan 2020

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Jeanette Winterson on Frankissstein

Shakespeare and Company

We were joined by Jeanette Winterson for a reading from Frankissstein, her riotous reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic.

1hr 8mins

18 Dec 2019