The Digital Human

December 01, 2014


Cast me away on a desert island and the one thing I would ask to take with me would be podcasts. Being able to listen to my favourite radio shows when and where I want is amazing. Often it is on the drive from here to there and back again, or going for a stroll and loosing myself in my earphones. Every morning my iPhone is primed ready to go as subscriptions are downloaded seamlessly to memory while I slumber. Often the biggest issue is how to fit them all into the listening day – but I find some really relaxing when writing, especially the sport phone ins! BBC s Drama of the Week is perfect for the car and it’s not unusual for me to drive the long way around to ensure I get the full 60 minutes I need!


Science and Technology also feature well on my subs list, but if there is one standout production I would recommend then it’s the Digital Human. Presenter Aleks Krotoski (pictured) examines what it means to live in a digital world. Now it its sixth series each week’s show tackles a particular subject. In the latest series topics have covered Risk (how we expose our self on social media sites such as Facebook), Nostalgia (how the Internet takes advantage of our weakness for the past) and Ethics (can we embed ethics into our technologies?). The subject matter deals with everyday living and the impact technology has on us – seen and unseen. You can download the back editions of the Digital Human podcast and get the latest releases at . Check it out.


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