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Media Evolution is a membership organization that help media industries to innovate and grow.The videos in this podcast are generated at our annual conference The Conference and lectures we arrange throughout the year.http://www.mediaevolution.se

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Media Evolution is a membership organization that help media industries to innovate and grow.The videos in this podcast are generated at our annual conference The Conference and lectures we arrange throughout the year.http://www.mediaevolution.se

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Media Evolution

Latest release on Sep 02, 2019

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Rank #1: Solar – Future energy

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Jonas Stojiljkovic Pedersen and Magnus Borgkvist Johansson. Malmö based instrumental duo Solar is a cosmic blend of postrock and John Carpenter flavoured influences where drums and synthesizers is the driving force.

The expression is wide, from vast soundscapes with hypnotic arpeggios and expressive drums to dark, doom influenced tracks that seems to reflects a place where darkness has reigned since the beginning of time. Solar produces music in a high pace and keep exploring and widen their sound and influences on every new track produced. It’s manifested on stage where they take the audience on a journey through time and space, light and darkness. This piece, called "Future energy", was created especially for the closing keynote of The Conference 2019.

Sep 02 2019

8mins

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Rank #2: Dr. James Beacham – What's outside the universe?

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Dr. James Beacham is a particle physicist searching for answers to the biggest open questions of physics using the largest experiment ever, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He hunts for dark matter, gravitons, quantum black holes and dark photons as a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. He ended The Conference 2019 with a science class out of this world and a reminder of that to physics – we're all the same.

Aug 30 2019

59mins

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Rank #3: Brett Scott – The war on cash

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“Cash allows everybody to use it, it doesn’t care who you are.”

At The Conference 2019, author and economic hacker Brett Scott made the case for keeping cash. He talked about – not a “cashless society” – but a “bankful society”, referring to institutions and states that all are pushing for a more digitized money system. 

Aug 28 2019

14mins

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Rank #4: Meghan O'Gieblyn – God in the machine

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Sci-fi and religion alike, have always been concerned with dilemmas we now associate with transhumanism. What does resurrection or immortal life feel like? Will you still be ”you”? The idea of mind uploading has been a prevalent feature in wildly imaginative series like Altered Carbon, but now we seem to be on the verge of realisation of similar technologies with Elon Musk’s Neuralink project. Essayist Meghan O’Gieblyn shares her story that begin as a devout Christian, later to become fascinated by the seemingly secular narratives of Kurzweil. From Dante to 20th century transhumanists via the alchemists, O’Gieblyn shows how ”existential questions are always going to rely on metaphors”. We need to be wary of the metaphors we use, because they shape our consciousness and have had a history of leading to fundamentalism, religious or secular. Who knows that the right answers are, but at least we need to look beyond our Cartesian dualism of body and mind.

Aug 28 2019

48mins

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Rank #5: Anna Åhnberg – Under measure – measuring what matters

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"We’re all going to fucking die"

Green house emission, climate change. Big words with a scary tone. At The Conference 2019, Sustainability specialist Anna Åhnberg from Oatly told us that we SHOULD be scared but she also encouraged us not to freeze in panic. Everyone should, and could, act and that includes the food companies too. The food industry accounts for 25% of the worlds global gas emissions which is more than all the transport industries together. Anna Åhnberg has one strong message – the food industry should talk more about their environmental impact. By acknowledging the impact every product has, the consumers finally have the opportunity to be aware and compare different food. How much impact on the environment had your breakfast today?

Aug 28 2019

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Rank #6: Claire L. Evans – The pioneering grandmothers of the internet

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Anyone who’s seen AMC’s series Halt and Catch Fire knows the importance of representation. Two out of four main characters are female tech pioneers in the early 80s. Claire L. Evans’ book Broadband traces the real story of women behind the solitary geniuses of history, who tend to be men. What if unique solutions and social networks like Microcosm or Echo (both created by women) had received the same attention and capital that e.g. the WWW got in the early 90s? In her talk Evans explores the untravelled paths of history to balance the narrative and to show us the radically different now we could have lived in. Outreach, representation and care – what if all those things were taken into account when designing and coding solutions? Care, especially is a word we don’t hear a lot anymore. But if we’re going to survive the future and its challenges, we need all the help we can get. Which means we need to see more non-males represented in the tech industry.

Aug 28 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: Zara Rahman - Look back, move forward

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At The Conference 2019, Zara Rahman, Director of Programs at The Engine Room spoke about the unintended impact of technology in relation to identity. How do identification technologies shape our own identities? And how did we come about to decide how to measure this? The talk examines who gets to decide the borders that tell you who you are and how the ability to self-identify is what makes us human. Does more data and tech automatically mean progress? What is progress and how does human power affect humans?

Aug 28 2019

18mins

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Rank #8: Jacopo Pompilii – Out of cash

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Jacopo is an interaction designer at frog, a global design and strategy firm. He works on design research and product definition for a range of digital channels, from consumer applications to corporate websites. He’s fascinated by complex systems and how they can be optimized for usability and delight through design. 

His experience spans into different industries like financial services, telco, automotive and consumer electronics and at The Conference he shared some design opportunities risen from the dawn of the cashless society.

Aug 28 2019

13mins

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Rank #9: Alina Bliumis – Most of us are

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Who is the every day person? What is your identity? And more importantly, is there such a thing? A while ago, Alina Bliumis went out on a mission to find the answer. She searched the web and after diving into big chunks of data she found out that most of us are 28 years old, have black hair and brown eyes. She also found out that most people don't believe in global warming and that most of us owns a bed and a smartphone. By analyzing the numbers, we would now believe that we have the answer to the question of how a every day person looks and act like, but be aware. Alina Bliumis warns us that in reality this might look a bit different. “It seems unlikely that all metrics reflects the true reality” she says.

Aug 28 2019

17mins

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Rank #10: Daniel Padgett – Say my name, say my name

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We’re entering the beginning of a technological shift where machines get more and more humanized. Daniel Padgett, Conversational Design Lead at Google, works to put people in the centre and optimize technology for the future, and in this talk from The Conference 2019, Daniel draws from from his vast experience within voice technology and teach us about the complexities and opportunities of working with voice as an interface.

Aug 28 2019

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