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Designing for the best death possible: An interview with Matiu Bush

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Matiu Bush talks about designing for the end of life.

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Mean Time to “I Love You” – Amir Shevat talks about Chatbots

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Slack’s Amir Shevat talks about bots, and why you can’t just port existing services to a bot, and about the power of conversational interfaces.

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How tech’s lack of diversity affects its products: An interview with Sara Wachter-Boettcher

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Tech firms that are not themselves diverse can’t be effective in meeting the needs of diverse audiences. Sara Wachter-Boettcher talks about how we’ve built exclusion into our algorithms.

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Gerry GaffneyHow tech’s lack of diversity affects its products: An interview with Sara Wachter-Boettcher

SEO, metadata and information architecture: An interview with Shari Thurow

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Download (mp3: 35.6MB, 37:05) Does metadata matter – and why? Shari Thurow talks about making your content usable and accessible for both humans and machines and the importance of information architecture.

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Visual Communication: An interview with Alberto Cairo

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Download (mp3: 47.2MB, 49:07) Why everyone should learn to think like a professional, honest journalist. What makes a good “infographic”? And how can we find the stories in our data, and tell those stories effectively?

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Gerry GaffneyVisual Communication: An interview with Alberto Cairo
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Transhumanism, immanence and existential risk: An interview with Mark O’Connell

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Download (mp3: 35.8MB, 37:20) Can we remain human when we upload our consciousness? Can Silicon Valley “techno-boosterism” solve the “modest problem” of death?

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Gerry GaffneyTranshumanism, immanence and existential risk: An interview with Mark O’Connell