#363      29 min 16 sec
The social life of algorithms: Shaping, and being shaped by, our world

Prof Paul Dourish

Informatics researcher Professor Paul Dourish explains how algorithms, as more than mere technical objects, guide our social lives and organization, and are themselves evolving products of human social actions. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.

#356      37 min 36 sec
Digital "dischord": How technology and markets are bleeding our musical artists

Prof Andrew Leyshon

Economic geographer Prof Andrew Leyshon charts the rapid changes in the music industry since the 1990s, how new technologies are changing how music is made and consumed, and how artists are affected. Presented by Peter Clarke.

#285      37 min 25 sec
How green is your cloud?: The energy we consume by staying connected

Dr Kerry Hinton

Telecommunications expert Dr Kerry Hinton explains how the growth in consumer and business cloud computing, and the mobile and wireless technologies that support it, is driving massive increases in power consumption. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#237      31 min 03 sec
Maps and minds: Making car and mobile navigation systems people friendly

Prof Stephan Winter

Geospatial scientist Professor Stephan Winter explains the intelligence behind car navigation systems and the challenges of digitising map data. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 150      32 min 33 sec
Upwardly mobile: How the cell phone is changing life in India

Prof Robin Jeffrey

Media historian Professor Robin Jeffrey explains how the cell or mobile phone has hugely advanced India‘s economic development and is changing the very fabric of its society. With host Elizabeth Lopez.

Episode 119      24 min 23 sec
Part of the pattern: How networks explain social behavior

Professor Philippa Pattison

Psychologist Professor Pip Pattison explains how network theory can be used to explain and predict social behavior, and how it can be applied in areas such as defence and the management of epidemics. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 102      19 min 38 sec
Greening the Internet

Rod Tucker

Prof Rod Tucker spells out the environmental impact of an increasingly networked world, and how energy savings can be found with smarter technology. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 39      20 min 25 sec
Detecting and Avoiding Online Threats

Chris Leckie

Online security expert Assoc Prof Chris Leckie looks in depth at the threats and vulnerabilities facing individuals and societies in the networked world. In conversation with Up Close science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 8      26 min 01 sec
Getting Public Transport Back on Track

Dr Paul Mees
Dr Paul Mees explores integrated public transport systems with Humanities host, Sian Prior

Guest: Dr Paul Mees from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

Topic: Public transport systems for dispersed cities