Radiolab takes a look inside Facebook data science, in particular the engineers who track and study user behavior. This includes details about the initial public awareness that caused widespread controversy when it was revealed that all Facebook users were subject to experimentation.
Quinn Norton discusses a future of education that addresses the as yet unknown needs of the future rather than one that continues to be built on twentieth century institutions. This in the context of current self-organized communities online and off, such as Anonymous and Burning Man. Well worth the time.
DJ and social commentator Jay Smooth lays out some history behind the early hip-hop movement that might provide insight for activists of the current generation. His thoughts are, as always, insightful and entertaining, and apply to any area where greater awareness of pushback due to generational differences might be of use.
Professor Geoff Ward discusses the work of David Foster Wallace and places it in context with other literary figures of his time. Includes a number of rare archival recordings of DFW and other authors discussing his work.