Episode Listing for Metanomics
Go to Gametech: The Future of Virtual Worlds

Episode 128 Broadcast 24 March 2011

The Armed Services have used simulation tools in training scenarios for a long time, and now virtual world environments are also being embraced by the military. Join us for a mixed reality panel discussion from the 2011 Defense GameTech Users' Conference in Orlando. The moderator is Douglas Maxwell, Army Simulation & Training Technology Center, with panelists Mic Bowman of Intel, Richard Boyd of Lockheed Martin, and Doug Thompson of Remedy Communications. http://www.teamorlando.org/gametech/index.shtml

Go to Intersections International - Spirituality in the Age of the Machine

Episode 127 Broadcast 7 March 2011

Dusan Writer is joined by guests Scott Thompson, Director of Social Dialogue and Training Initiatives at Intersections; Lawrence Winters, author of "The Making and Unmaking of a Marine"; and Robert Chase, Executive Director at Intersections International to talk about citizen and soldier dialogues using virtual environments. See: http://www.intersectionsinternational.org/

Go to Cyborg to Borg Continued

Episode 126 Broadcast 28 February 2011

Michael Chorost returns to tell us about his new book "World Wide Mind - the Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet". Host Robert Bloomfield continues a great discussion started in a previous visit that discussed another book by Michael, "Rebuilt - How Becoming a Computer Made Me More Human" See: http://www.michaelchorost.com/ Twitter: @MikeChorost Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/michael.chorost

Go to Paul Ford

Episode 125 Broadcast 21 February 2011

Paul Ford, online writer, publisher and programmer joins host Robert Bloomfield for a discussion about the direction our lives take us as we become increasingly digital.

Go to Daryl J. Bem, Social Psychologist

Episode 124 Broadcast 7 February 2011

Daryl J. Bem, Social Psychologist Emeritus joins Robert Bloomfield to discuss the methods social psychologists use to conduct studies and analyze the statistical results. Dr Bem's illustrious career includes work in self-perception, personality theory, and ESP. More from Daryl Bem at: http://dbem.ws/index.html And on the Metanomics page: http://www.metanomics.net/show/ESP_Show/

Go to Master Class in Digital Anthropology and Our Virtual Lives

Episode 123 Broadcast 31 January 2011

Dusan Writer welcomes Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, back to the Metanomics studio for a thought-provoking discussion about research, culture and virtual spaces.

Go to Second Life, Virtual Worlds and the State of the Union

Episode 122 Broadcast 13 December 2010

Year's-end gives us a look back and forward as this panel of experts discusses Second Life, Virtual Worlds and the general state of affairs. Professor Robert Bloomfield welcomes Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium; Brian Kaihoi of the Mayo Clinic; and Terry Beaubois, Professor of the College of Architecture and Director of the Creative Research Lab (CRLab) at Montana State University

Go to From Cyborg to Borg

Episode 121 Broadcast 6 December 2010

Hear from Dr. Michael Chorost about his own story of hearing loss and cochlear implants which led him to write "Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human" in 2005. Host Robert Bloomfield also talks to Dr. Chorost about his latest projects and his upcoming new book "World Wide Mind". See more at http://www.michaelchorost.com/