Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ep 3: Perpetual Documentation; Is Instagram stealing your soul?

The philosophers discuss crafting your personal legend, nostalgia, and the pitfalls there in.

The discussion slips over to asking is documentation a good thing and should accuracy be more important to us than narrative? The guys debate whether or not accuracy can be a “Bad” thing.

The philosophers ponder the question “Could inaccuracy make things worse as much as better”?

The discussion turns to our memories and whether the act of mis-remembering allows us to remake who we are? Sean asks if our memories capture emotional and mental elements that can’t be caught by documentation? The question is raised in response does the presentation of such documentation effect our ability to ignore it? The guys tackle the tricky landscape of the intersections of advertising and documentation. And ask are we making a choice to be documented for vanity or is it just expected of us? Bruce wonders if there is a real social cost to not participating in the documentation economy of social media and Professor metal tells us how to cure nostalgia. Some discussion of whether or not we interesting enough to be documented at this level? The Philosophers ponder if more data is always better than less? We come full circle to ask; Isn’t the act of choosing what to preserve also a form of intentional history editing? And the guys close up shop with some discourse on what perpetual documentation means for the future of politics.

In his “Last Word” Sean questions if we aren’t becoming a society of digital hoarders? He talks a little about the right to be forgotten and leaves us to question if our behavior dictates the technology that will be or does the technology dictate our behavior?

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Ep 2: Intellectual Property; Is Piracy Civil Disobedience?

Professor Metal talks about his family history of piracy, the mechanics of their practice, and the trials and tribulations of running an internationally infamous organization. The philosophers discuss the state of intellectual property and the underlying structural issues that cause problems. They weigh in on the dangers of allowing some types of corporate structures. Professor Metal gives us a prediction for the future of Google and a warning. The discussion moves to material worth and infinite replication of digital goods. Some discussion breaks out of the idea of knowing and intention as it applies to a notion of liability for a crime. The philosophers focus the lens on opportunity cost vs real cost and ponder if a shared cost model is more appropriate? As well as puzzling out what the difficulties of such a system might be. We discuss piracy as a distribution and marketing model and talk about harm as it relates to personal rights. We question what parts of this model would or would not apply to companies and discuss the idea of real harm vs reasonable harm. Eventually turning to a discussion of demonstrability of harms.

In his “Last Word” Ryver shares some thoughts on the missionary church of Kopimism and the meaning of data, ethics in and about digital space, sharing knowledge as a way to deepen value, and what role it may play in the subversion of capitalist ideas. >

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Ep 1: Introduction; Why are we here?

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The guys discuss what the heck they think they’re doing and what the show format will be in the future. Sean talks about his love of movies and how it relates to the zeitgeist of generation X. Ryver reveals his pick for most influential Video game of the last 10 years and the group discusses the state of video games as a medium. Bruce talks about the long arc of comics as literature a we begin a discussion of narrative and what it means to culture. Everyone discusses the TV shows they love and what they mean to them.

the philosophers bring the conversation down to a deeper level and dig into what philosophy can teach us in the modern media landscape and how it can remain relevant in a world that seems to have left it by the wayside. Sean manages to get Nietzsche into the conversation and everyone talks about there personal philosophical influences. The Philosophers discuss “reduced sodium podcasting” and set the tone for the show.

Saint fatty drops in some words of wisdom. Professor Metal Has the “Last Word” and declares his intentions for the world. The “Good” Professor reveals the identity of his arch-nemesis and teaches us all a little about the intersection of mind control and philosophy!

If you have a question to contribute for our future “Philosophers help desk” segment let us know. The questions can be anything you would like the philosophers to help with from “I found $20 on the street. Should I keep it?” to “What makes an action ‘Wrong’?” no question is too big or too small.

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