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Media Evolution

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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Solar – Future energy

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.

8mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Dr. James Beacham – What's outside the universe?

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.

59mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Jonas Hedman – Out of cash

“What is money? In my meaning it’s the best innovation ever. It’s a trust system, we put more trust in money than we do in religion.”Jonas Hedman is Professor at the Department of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School. His research interest concerns the digital transformation in the finance sector and includes topics such as cashless society, fintech revolution, payment ecosystems, payment innovations, open API and central bank digital currency.Money – such as coins, banknotes and account money – are global, general purpose mediums of exchange with an unrestricted usage. In the future, however, experts like Jonas foresee a new type money: one that is intelligent or smart, money that we can program for specific uses. In essence, “smart money” is a value exchange instrument that is based on computer protocols which can facilitate, verify or enforce present conditions for its appropriation as a means of payment.

12mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Claire L. Evans – The pioneering grandmothers of the internet

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.

57mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Brett Scott – The war on cash

“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. 

14mins

28 Aug 2019

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Zara Rahman - Look back, move forward

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?

18mins

28 Aug 2019

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Anna Åhnberg – Under measure – measuring what matters

"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?

14mins

28 Aug 2019

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Daniel Padgett – Say my name, say my name

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.

18mins

28 Aug 2019

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Kris De Decker - Look back, move forward

Journalist Kris De Decker writes about low tech solutions to high tech problems. At The Conference 2019, Kris walked us through his solar powered website Low tech magazine and the design decisions required to make it work. Internet, and with it, the digital industries consumes enormous amounts of energy and as such, has a huge impact on the climate. To create a more sustainable online magazine, Kris and his team revisited old school techniques in web design.

24mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Nicole He – Say my name, say my name

"Voice technology is the gap between what AI actually is and what people believe it is"Nicole He is an artist and programmer who use technology for creative work, combined with an interest in current technology of AI and the character of AI. Voice technology could be seen as the gap between the real AI and the AI character in our imagination. The cutting edge tech is created for things that can make money, but that shouldn’t stop us from using them to make art. In different creative projects Nicole has incorporated voice technology, such as the” True Love Tinder Robot”, the “Secret Dunny Box” and “Garden Friends”. They all have in common that we can interact with the technology in different ways and it creates different feelings and experiences. However - according to Nicole voice technology is not perfect yet. There’s a difference in how we think it should work and how it actually works. It’s interesting now and we don’t have to wait for the AI to be perfect to use it, there’s room to make great things with it. 

15mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #10