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Gemma Milne

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Latest 16 Oct 2021 | Updated Daily

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Becoming Aware of Hype with Gemma Milne

Make Things Better

Gemma Milne joined us on the Make Things Better podcast to discuss hype.   Gemma's book Smoke & Mirrors; How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It helps to explain how hype in Science and Tech can have significant impacts on society and how critical thinking can help us understand complex topics better.   In this episode we discuss a range of topics centred around how we can become more aware of hype:   2:57 - What is Smoke & Mirrors about?  5:48 - How much does hype maintain the status quo? 17:36 - How much has hype led to growth in cryptocurrencies?  21:34 - Virtual Reality hype  30:24 - How much does complexity impact headlines?  35:30 - Critical thinking in the attention economy  39:54 - Making trade-offs in quantity and quality of knowledge/understanding  44:35 - A checklist for avoiding hype  48:10 - Feeling empowered to think about Science and Tech   You can also find the full transcription to this podcast episode here: https://medium.com/hive-it/chatting-w... This podcast is brought to you by Hive IT. We are a friendly digital agency based in Sheffield. Our aim is to make a positive difference in the world. We started the Make Things Better podcast to attempt to discuss with various people how, as humans, we can make the world a little bit better.   Thanks for listening, leave a review if you enjoyed it thanks so much!

52mins

30 Jul 2021

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Please hype responsibly: Talking about complex systems with Gemma Milne

What We Talk About When We Talk About Tech

Jennifer Riggins and Rich Gall talk to Gemma Milne, journalist, broadcaster, researcher, and author of Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures The Future and How to See Past It. In this episode Gemma explains the role hype plays in the technology industry, how it shapes the way the public understands and experiences the field, and highlights a number of ways we can all - as professionals and as citizens - better manage the impact of hype. Also discussed in this episode:The problems with hype in the world of battery developmentHow hype is making it difficult to have an honest conversation about artificial intelligenceWhat we can do as marketers and comms professionals to create a better information ecosystemHow we can hype responsiblyLinks Follow Gemma on Twitter: @gemmamilneCheck out Gemma's podcast Radical Science (follow it on Twitter @radicalscipod)Buy Gemma's book 

55mins

10 Mar 2021

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How hypes arise, can mislead us and how to see past them with researcher and writer Gemma Milne - 045

Der digitale Minimalist

Our topic today is Hype. Hype gives complex information some wow factor. But hype has a dark side, too. It can mislead. It can distract. It can blinker us from seeing what is actually going on. In her book “Smoke and Mirrors – How Hype obscures and how to see past it” scottish researcher and writer Gemma Milne reveals hype to be responsible for fundamentally misdirecting or even derailing crucial progress. From AI, quantum computing and brain implants, to cancer drugs, future foods and fusion energy, there are many hypes currently out there. Gemma is known for various publications around the globe for example in the Forbes magazine, BBC or the Guardian. Read Gemmas Book Follow her on Twitter Visit her Website Für Feedback oder wenn du Anregungen hast, schreibe uns gerne eine Email an podcast@derdigitaleminimalist.de Wir freuen uns mega, wenn du uns mit einem Kaffee unterstützt! Dann können wir gemütlich die nächste Folge planen, dazu einfach hier draufklicken (geht ganz schnell und einfach): https://ko-fi.com/derdigitaleminimalist

42mins

19 Feb 2021

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Gemma Milne: Smoke and Mirrors

The Wicked Podcast

We interview Gemma Milne, host of the Radical Science podcast on how hype and trends can influence your view on facts and innovation.00:35 Insights & Takeaways 10:00 InterviewLinks: Book on Amazon: here Author website: here--------------------------------------------------------------- The Wicked Podcast: Support us on Patreon: here The Wicked Podcast website: hereFind us on Youtube: here 'The Wicked Company' book on Amazon.co.uk: Buy The Wicked Company website: visit Music: 'Inspired' by Kevin MacLeod Song: here Creative Commons License

46mins

9 Feb 2021

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Gemma Milne, "Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It" (Robinson, 2021)

New Books in Journalism

Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. To cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or grab the attention of investors, or convince governments to take notice, strident headlines or bold claims seem necessary to give complex, nuanced information some wow factor. But hype has a dark side, too. It can mislead. It can distract. It can blinker us from seeing what is actually going on.From AI, quantum computing and brain implants, to cancer drugs, future foods and fusion energy, science and technology journalist Gemma Milne reveals hype to be responsible for fundamentally misdirecting or even derailing crucial progress. Hype can be combated and discounted, though, if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed. Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It (Robinson, 2021) is your guide to doing just that.Marci Mazzarotto is an Assistant Professor of Digital Communication at Georgian Court University in New Jersey. Her research interests center on the interdisciplinary intersection of academic theory and artistic practice with a focus on film and television studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/journalism

1hr 19mins

10 Dec 2020

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Gemma Milne, "Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It" (Robinson, 2021)

New Books in Communications

Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. To cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or grab the attention of investors, or convince governments to take notice, strident headlines or bold claims seem necessary to give complex, nuanced information some wow factor. But hype has a dark side, too. It can mislead. It can distract. It can blinker us from seeing what is actually going on.From AI, quantum computing and brain implants, to cancer drugs, future foods and fusion energy, science and technology journalist Gemma Milne reveals hype to be responsible for fundamentally misdirecting or even derailing crucial progress. Hype can be combated and discounted, though, if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed. Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It (Robinson, 2021) is your guide to doing just that.Marci Mazzarotto is an Assistant Professor of Digital Communication at Georgian Court University in New Jersey. Her research interests center on the interdisciplinary intersection of academic theory and artistic practice with a focus on film and television studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/communications

1hr 19mins

10 Dec 2020

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Gemma Milne, "Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It" (Robinson, 2021)

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. To cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or grab the attention of investors, or convince governments to take notice, strident headlines or bold claims seem necessary to give complex, nuanced information some wow factor. But hype has a dark side, too. It can mislead. It can distract. It can blinker us from seeing what is actually going on.From AI, quantum computing and brain implants, to cancer drugs, future foods and fusion energy, science and technology journalist Gemma Milne reveals hype to be responsible for fundamentally misdirecting or even derailing crucial progress. Hype can be combated and discounted, though, if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed. Smoke and Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It (Robinson, 2021) is your guide to doing just that.Marci Mazzarotto is an Assistant Professor of Digital Communication at Georgian Court University in New Jersey. Her research interests center on the interdisciplinary intersection of academic theory and artistic practice with a focus on film and television studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-technology-and-society

1hr 19mins

10 Dec 2020

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How Hype Obscures The Future & How To See Past It with Gemma Milne (Smoke & Mirrors)

Journey Further Podcast

What do cancer treatments, artificial intelligence, space exploration and fusion energy all have in common? A tonne of hype and little understanding. Science and technology writer, Gemma Milne, is on a mission to change that...granting us a clearer view into the future. - Join the Journey Further Book Club: http://bit.ly/2r4fBWR Get in touch: podcast@journeyfurther.com Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It: gemmamilne.co.uk/book

51mins

6 Oct 2020

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How Hype Obscures the Future w/ Gemma Milne

FUTURES Podcast

Science journalist Gemma Milne shares her insights on how the hype-machine impacts science communication, how tech companies work to attract interest and attention, and how the general public can think critically about new innovations. Gemma Milne is a Scottish science and technology writer and podcaster, published across many industries in the BBC, The Guardian, The Times, CNBC, Quartz, The Drum and Adweek. She is also the Deep Tech and Science Startup Contributor for Forbes Europe. Find out more: futurespodcast.net CREDITS Produced by FUTURES Podcast Recorded, Mixed & Edited by Luke Robert Mason FOLLOW FUTURES PODCAST Twitter: @FUTURESPodcast Instagram: @futurespodcast Facebook: @FUTURESPodcast

1hr 15mins

11 Aug 2020

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Episode 223 - Smoke and Mirrors with Gemma Milne

The Extraordinary Business Book Club

'Writing the book was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life... There's no quick fix. Everybody finds it hard. What differentiates people who have written books from those that haven't is the ones who wrote the books dealt with the fact that it was really hard.' Gemma Milne has come at hype from all sides in a career spanning advertising, sales, science journalism and investment, so she's well qualified to dissect it and help us understand what's really going on under the attention-grabbing headlines that bombard us every day.  But that doesn't mean it's easy.  In this frank and funny conversation she shares her frustration with the writing process and the revelation, on a flight to Austin, Texas, that transformed everything. 

42mins

22 Jun 2020

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