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Triangulation (Audio)

Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte and other TWiT hosts for these enlightening one-on-one interviews.Although the show is no longer in regular production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

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Triangulation 404: Arthur Holland Michel: Eyes in the Sky - The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All

Jason Howell speaks with journalist, researcher, and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College Arthur Holland Michel about his new book "Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All." They dive into how the film "Enemy of the State" influenced the Pentagon to develop a high-tech aerial surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, how the Wide Angle Motion Imagery tech is now being used to watch US citizens, and more. Buy "Eyes in the Sky": https://amzn.to/2Y4g3jd Host: Jason Howell Guest: Arthur Holland Michel Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

59mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Triangulation 412: Randall Munroe: XKCD - Randall Munroe, XKCD

Randall Munroe is the creator of the greatest comic strip on the internet: XKCD, and the author of the new book How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. He talks with Leo Laporte about how he got started making comic strips, the importance of not making fun of people for not knowing stuff, and the best way to generate letter pairs for kerning. Buy "How To": https://amzn.to/2ZzxGLM Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Randall Munroe Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: ZipRecruiter.com/triangulation

1hr 15mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Triangulation 389: Blake Harris: The History of the Future - Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality.

Jason Howell speaks with returning guest Blake Harris, author of the bestseller Console Wars, about his latest book, The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality. They discuss Harris' three-plus years chronicling the meteoric rise of Oculus, the VR company founded by Palmer Luckey in 2012 that was acquired for over $2 billion dollars only two years later; and how he, after being systematically lied to by Facebook executives, uncovered the true story that led to the controversial firing of Luckey. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Blake Harris Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: capterra.com/triangulation

1hr 7mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Triangulation 383: Meredith Broussard: Artificial Unintelligence - How computers misunderstand the world with Meredith Broussard.

Software developer and data journalist Meredith Broussard joins Megan Morrone to discuss her book Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World, which makes the case against the idea that technology can solve all our problems, touching on self-driving cars, the digital divide, the difference between AI and machine learning, and more. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Meredith Broussard Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

54mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Triangulation 420: Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler - This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World

Yancey Strickler is the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter and joins Jason Howell to talk about his new book, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World. They discuss the crowdfunding platform's transition into a public-benefit corporation, leading to Yancey's book, which details a philosophy and framework for building a society that looks beyond "financial maximization" and more towards other values like community, purpose, and sustainability. Buy "This Could Be Our Future": https://amzn.to/2JlMhkx Host: Jason Howell Guest: Yancey Strickler Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit

59mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Triangulation 381: Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge - Emojipedia founder and vice-chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee Jeremy Burge.

Megan Morrone talks to emoji historian Jeremy Burge about how he founded Emojipedia, the inner workings of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, starting World Emoji Day, emoji controversies, and more. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Jeremy Burge Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: capterra.com/triangulation

1hr 4mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Triangulation 380: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism - Shoshana Zuboff, author of 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'

Shoshana Zuboff is the author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. She talks with Leo Laporte about how social media is being used to influence people. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Shoshana Zuboff Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

1hr 11mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Triangulation 395: Celia Hodent: The Gamer's Brain - How neuroscience and UX can impact video game design.

Celia Hodent is a cognitive scientist, game industry veteran, and author of The Gamer's Brain: How Neuroscience and UX can Impact Video Game Design. She talks with Denise Howell about common misconceptions on how the brain works, how games like Fornite use cognitive science to create an engaging experience, the problem with the term 'gaming addiction,' when loot boxes become gambling, and more. Buy 'The Gamer's Brain': https://amzn.to/2GAopsu Host: Denise Howell Guest: Celia Hodent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: The Intrazone

1hr 40mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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Triangulation 409: Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors - Ed Niedermeyer - Ludicrous

Ed Niedermeyer is the author of Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors. He talks to Leo Laporte about how Tesla has succeeded, how it has failed, and what it needs to do to win. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Ed Niedermeyer Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

1hr 14mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Triangulation 406: Bram Cohen: Chia Network - BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen on his bitcoin alternative Chia Network.

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen returns to 'Triangulation' with Jason Howell to talk about Chia Network and how they are creating an open-source blockchain which is a more decentralized and energy-efficient cryptocurrency than Bitcoin. They also discuss Facebook's Libra, where President Trump is right and wrong on crypto and Bram's other hobby as a puzzle maker. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Bram Cohen Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsors: capterra.com/triangulation ZipRecruiter.com/triangulation

1hr

12 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Triangulation 387: Amy Webb: The Big Nine - How the Tech Titans & Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

Amy Webb is the Author of The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans & Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity. She talks with Leo Laporte about the coming age of artificial intelligence and the nine companies that will control it. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

1hr 3mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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Triangulation 396: Cory Doctorow: Radicalized

Cory Doctorow's latest book is Radicalized. Megan Morrone talks to him about DRM toast, online radicalization and science fiction vs. futurism. Buy Radicalized: https://amzn.to/2VdUejR Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Cory Doctorow Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

1hr 1min

3 May 2019

Rank #12

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Triangulation 419: Jeri Ellsworth and Tilt Five Tabletop AR - Augmented Reality Holographic Tabletop Gaming by Tilt Five

Jeri Ellsworth returns to talk with Jason Howell about Tilt Five's holographic tabletop gaming system, what happened with her previous augmented reality startup castAR, and the how the AR/VR space has evolved and where it's going. Tilt Five on Kickstarter: http://twit.to/tiltfive Host: Jason Howell Guest: Jeri Ellsworth Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

1hr

25 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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Triangulation 397: Brianna Wu on Gamergate, running for Congress, and more.

Jason Howell speaks with Brianna Wu, video game developer and Candidate for US House of Representatives in MA District 8 for 2020. They discuss how she got started in tech, surviving the Gamergate harassment, why she's running for Congress, and more. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: capterra.com/triangulation

1hr 2mins

11 May 2019

Rank #14

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Triangulation 408: Andrew Maynard: Films from the Future - The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies

Jason Howell speaks with Andrew Maynard, professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, about his book Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies. They dive into his book discussing whether sci-fi films like Jurassic Park, Limitless, Ghost in the Shell, and Ex Machina is predicting or creating our future, responsible innovation, what Andrew finds really disturbing about AI, the ethics of Elon Musk's Neuralink technology, and more. Buy "Films from the Future": https://amzn.to/2T3ORiT Host: Jason Howell Guest: Andrew Maynard Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: capterra.com/triangulation

59mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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Triangulation 422: Brett Frischmann: Re-Engineering Humanity - Techno-social engineering and how technology threatens the future of our society.

Brett Frischmann is the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, Villanova University and joins Denise Howell to discuss his book, co-authored with Evan Selinger, 'Re-Engineering Humanity.' They talk about what's happening to our lives as society embraces big data, predictive analytics, and smart environments. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Brett Frischmann Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: capterra.com/triangulation

59mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Triangulation 416: Todd Moore - TMSOFT founder and White Noise app creator Todd Moore.

Best known for developing the sleep-aid app White Noise, Todd Moore is an app developer, founder and CEO of TMSOFT, and author of Tap, Move, Shake. Todd joins Ant Pruitt to discuss his advice for app devs, the differences in developing for iOS and Android, and working on new platforms like AR/VR and virtual assistants. Get White Noise: https://www.tmsoft.com/white-noise/ Buy "Tap, Move, Shake": https://amzn.to/2nPfyw4 Host: Ant Pruitt Guest: Todd Moore Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: capterra.com/triangulation

55mins

28 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Triangulation 418: Ruha Benjamin: Race After Technology - Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, joins Mikah Sargent to talk about her new book 'Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code.' They discuss how emerging technologies can reinforce and amplify racial biases and ways we could solve this problem. Buy "Race After Technology": https://amzn.to/2Bj8ICE Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: Ruha Benjamin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

1hr 8mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Triangulation 400: Brian Hofer on Facial Recognition and Surveillance Tech - San Francisco's Facial Recognition Ban and the Effects of Mass Surveillance Technologies

Denise Howell speaks with the driving force behind San Francisco's facial recognition ban and Executive Director of Secure Justice, Brian Hofer. They discuss the state of facial recognition technology, the reasoning behind the ban, how the mission creep of mass surveillance technologies affect civil liberties, and more. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Brian Hofer Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: The Intrazone

1hr 26mins

31 May 2019

Rank #19

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Triangulation 399: Jessica Powell: The Big Disruption - A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story

Megan Morrone speaks with Jessica Powell, Google's former VP of Communications and author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. They discuss how she came about to writing this satirical novel about tech, becoming Medium's first print book, the impact of Silicon Valley's monoculture, and more. Buy 'The Big Disruption': https://amzn.to/2K4o1EW Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Jessica Powell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

52mins

24 May 2019

Rank #20