What can machines tell us about being human?
In this RadioLab podcast episode (60:00) we get to explore the point where what it means to be human and how we understand what it means to be machine crash messily into each other.
This was the number one streamed track of 2011 in the USA on Spotify.
Check out this Spotify Review of the Year blog post to see the other most streamed Spotify tracks from other countries.
I’ve linked to The Big Ideas podcast before (see this post on Marshall McLuhan and this post on Hannah Arendt) and this time the podcast is discussing the remarkable work of German media philosopher Friedrich Kittler.
This is a really awesome series that condenses complex ideas into digestible chunks. I’d recommend taking 13 minutes out of your day to listen to this discussion about the man sometimes called the ‘Derrida of the digital age’.