Augmented Humanity

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Augmented Humanity is produced by the New Mexico Humanities Council in partnership with KUNM.  Our guests on this show are modern explorers working at the intersection of technology and the humanities who help us to understand ourselves and the worlds we create in this digital age. They are thinkers, creators, makers and academics, all working in diverse fields. Together we discuss what we can understand about ourselves and others with the use of this technology; how the technology changes us or advances us; the implications for public or academic humanities; and the best tools and practices for applying this technology. Host Ellen Dornan is the digital humanities program officer for NMHC. Host Craig Goldsmith owns 1uffakind Design and is the host of The Coffee Express on KUNM. 

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Holly+ Ep2: IP and the DAO

Sep 13, 2021

On this program we're talking with composer, musician, and sound artist Holly Herndon, whose most recent full-length album Proto was released in 2019. We’re also talking with Mat Dryhurst, a musician, researcher and artist, who also teaches at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Music, Strelka Institute and the European Graduate School and hosts discussions with figures shaping 21st century culture on the Interdependence podcast. Visit HollyHerndon.com »

Holly+ Ep1: I Sing the Body Electric

Sep 7, 2021

On this program we're talking with composer, musician, and sound artist Holly Herndon, whose most recent full-length album Proto was released in 2019. We’re also talking with Mat Dryhurst, a musician, researcher and artist, who also teaches at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Music, Strelka Institute and the European Graduate School and hosts discussions with figures shaping 21st century culture on the Interdependence podcast. Visit HollyHerndon.com »

Imagine: A world where cities run under the benign guidance of an AI; robots plant and harvest our food; and nanotechnology performs what seems like medical miracles. People hack their own genes, connect their brains to the internet, and implant tech to experience the world in ways humans have never known. Travel, and even living on other planets is no longer a fantasy, but a matter of affordability. While these scenarios seem lifted from a sci-fi novel, this technology is currently under development, and holds the potential to fundamentally transform what being human means.

Imagine: A world where cities run under the benign guidance of an AI; robots plant and harvest our food; and nanotechnology performs what seems like medical miracles. People hack their own genes, connect their brains to the internet, and implant tech to experience the world in ways humans have never known. Travel, and even living on other planets is no longer a fantasy, but a matter of affordability. While these scenarios seem lifted from a sci-fi novel, this technology is currently under development, and holds the potential to fundamentally transform what being human means.

Imagine: A world where cities run under the benign guidance of an AI; robots plant and harvest our food; and nanotechnology performs what seems like medical miracles. People hack their own genes, connect their brains to the internet, and implant tech to experience the world in ways humans have never known. Travel, and even living on other planets is no longer a fantasy, but a matter of affordability. While these scenarios seem lifted from a sci-fi novel, this technology is currently under development, and holds the potential to fundamentally transform what being human means.

Civic Tech and Public Art Ep 4: Data Stories and Equity

Jul 26, 2021

Imagine: citizens working with the government to develop technology that makes their community a more joyous and equitable place to live. New Mexicans are exploring the promise of the civic tech movement, most recently at the DataFest ArtQuest, sponsored by the City of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.


On this program we’re talking with Eric Renz-Whitmore, a lead organizer of the DataFest: ArtQuest event, and Karen Mazur, Public Art Project Coordinator and Database Administrator for the city of Albuquerque Public Art Program.

Civic Tech and Public Art Ep 3: Data Stories and Equity

Jul 19, 2021

Imagine: citizens working with the government to develop technology that makes their community a more joyous and equitable place to live. New Mexicans are exploring the promise of the civic tech movement, most recently at the DataFest ArtQuest, sponsored by the City of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

On this program we’re talking with Eric Renz-Whitmore, a lead organizer of the DataFest: ArtQuest event, and Karen Mazur, Public Art Project Coordinator and Database Administrator for the city of Albuquerque Public Art Program.

Civic Tech and Public Art Ep 2: Open Data

Jul 12, 2021

Imagine: citizens working with the government to develop technology that makes their community a more joyous and equitable place to live. New Mexicans are exploring the promise of the civic tech movement, most recently at the DataFest ArtQuest, sponsored by the City of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

On this program we’re talking with Eric Renz-Whitmore, a lead organizer of the DataFest: ArtQuest event, and Karen Mazur, Public Art Project Coordinator and Database Administrator for the city of Albuquerque Public Art Program.

Civic Tech and Public Art Ep 1: Datafest and Hackathon

Jul 5, 2021

Imagine: citizens working with the government to develop technology that makes their community a more joyous and equitable place to live. New Mexicans are exploring the promise of the civic tech movement, most recently at the DataFest ArtQuest, sponsored by the City of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

On this program we’re talking with Eric Renz-Whitmore, a lead organizer of the DataFest: ArtQuest event, and Karen Mazur, Public Art Project Coordinator and Database Administrator for the city of Albuquerque Public Art Program.

Digital Humanities Podcasting Ep 4: Fresh Perspectives

Jun 28, 2021

 

On this program we’re talking with Julie Napolin, who helped create the Price Lab podcast, and with Sarah Milinski, the Price Lab program manager and podcast producer.  Price Lab Podcast is a series focused on the people who are building, using, and critiquing the digital tools and techniques that are transforming the humanities in the 21st century.

Price Lab Podcast page

Price Lab student stories on Soundcloud

Digital Humanities Podcasting Ep 3: Academe and Activism

Jun 21, 2021

On this program we’re talking with Julie Napolin, who helped create the Price Lab podcast, and with Sarah Milinski, the Price Lab program manager and podcast producer.  Price Lab Podcast is a series focused on the people who are building, using, and critiquing the digital tools and techniques that are transforming the humanities in the 21st century.

Price Lab Podcast page

Price Lab student stories on Soundcloud

Digital Humanities Podcasting Ep 2: Capacious DH

Jun 14, 2021

 

On this program we’re talking with Julie Napolin, who helped create the Price Lab podcast, and with Sarah Milinski, the Price Lab program manager and podcast producer.  Price Lab Podcast is a series focused on the people who are building, using, and critiquing the digital tools and techniques that are transforming the humanities in the 21st century.

Price Lab Podcast page

Price Lab student stories on Soundcloud

Digital Humanities Podcasting Ep 1: Price Lab at UPENN

Jun 7, 2021

 

On this program we’re talking with Julie Napolin, who helped create the Price Lab podcast, and with Sarah Milinski, the Price Lab program manager and podcast producer.  Price Lab Podcast is a series focused on the people who are building, using, and critiquing the digital tools and techniques that are transforming the humanities in the 21st century.

Price Lab Podcast page

Price Lab student stories on Soundcloud

Other Names for the River Ep 4: Faith in Each Other

May 24, 2021
Marisa Demarco
Dylan McLaughlin

We're joined by the artists behind There Must be Other Names for the River -- Dylan McLaughlin, Marisa Demarcoand Jessica Zeglin. This online art installation, hosted by the University of New Mexico Art Museum, guides visitors along the length of the Rio Grande where they hear the songs of singers emerging from points along its 1,800 mile length.

Visit OtherNamesForTheRiver.com

Other Names for the River Ep 3: Connections

May 17, 2021
Marisa Demarco
Dylan McLaughlin

We're joined by the artists behind There Must be Other Names for the River -- Dylan McLaughlin, Marisa Demarcoand Jessica Zeglin. This online art installation, hosted by the University of New Mexico Art Museum, guides visitors along the length of the Rio Grande where they hear the songs of singers emerging from points along its 1,800 mile length.

Visit OtherNamesForTheRiver.com

Other Names for the River Ep 2: Grief, Art and Time

May 10, 2021

We're joined by the artists behind There Must be Other Names for the River -- Dylan McLaughlin, Marisa Demarcoand Jessica Zeglin. This online art installation, hosted by the University of New Mexico Art Museum, guides visitors along the length of the Rio Grande where they hear the songs of singers emerging from points along its 1,800 mile length.

Visit OtherNamesForTheRiver.com

Other Names for the River Ep 1: Live and Online

May 3, 2021
Marisa Demarco
Dylan McLaughlin

We're joined by the artists behind There Must be Other Names for the River -- Dylan McLaughlin, Marisa Demarcoand Jessica Zeglin. This online art installation, hosted by the University of New Mexico Art Museum, guides visitors along the length of the Rio Grande where they hear the songs of singers emerging from points along its 1,800 mile length.

XR Indigenous Language & Culture Ep 4: Natural Law and AI

Apr 26, 2021

On this program, we're joined by MoniGarr, the founder of MoniGarr.com, a small tech company based in the Akwesasne Indian Reservation. MoniGarr develops XR -- aka extended reality -- solutions and custom software, with a focus on indigenous language revival, futurism and culture.

MoniGarr.com
MohawkLanguage.ca
MoniGarr on Vimeo

On this program, we're joined by MoniGarr, the founder of MoniGarr.com, a small tech company based in the Akwesasne Indian Reservation. MoniGarr develops XR -- aka extended reality -- solutions and custom software, with a focus on indigenous language revival, futurism and culture.

MoniGarr.com
MohawkLanguage.ca
MoniGarr on Vimeo

On this program, we're joined by MoniGarr, the founder of MoniGarr.com, a small tech company based in the Akwesasne Indian Reservation. MoniGarr develops XR -- aka extended reality -- solutions and custom software, with a focus on indigenous language revival, futurism and culture.

MoniGarr.com
MohawkLanguage.ca
MoniGarr on Vimeo

On this program, we're joined by MoniGarr, the founder of MoniGarr.com, a small tech company based in the Akwesasne Indian Reservation. MoniGarr develops XR -- aka extended reality -- solutions and custom software, with a focus on indigenous language revival, futurism and culture.

MoniGarr.com
MohawkLanguage.ca
MoniGarr on Vimeo

Remote Religion Ep 4: Creating Safe Social Spaces

Mar 22, 2021

On this program, we’re joined by Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, the rabbi at Congregation Albert in Albuquerque and the Reverend Bob LaVallee, a minister at the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, two religious communities that have moved completely online during the pandemic.

Remote Religion Ep 3: Celebration and Song

Mar 15, 2021

On this program, we’re joined by Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, the rabbi at Congregation Albert in Albuquerque and the Reverend Bob LaVallee, a minister at the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, two religious communities that have moved completely online during the pandemic.

Remote Religion Ep 2: Virtual Lifecycle Events

Mar 8, 2021

On this program, we’re joined by Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, the rabbi at Congregation Albert in Albuquerque and the Reverend Bob LaVallee, a minister at the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, two religious communities that have moved completely online during the pandemic.

Remote Religion Ep 1: Intimate and Sacred Online Spaces

Mar 1, 2021

 

On this program, we’re joined by Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, the rabbi at Congregation Albert in Albuquerque and the Reverend Bob LaVallee, a minister at the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, two religious communities that have moved completely online during the pandemic.

On this month's podcast, we're joined by Chris Jonas, co-founder and Executive Director at Littleglobe, as well as Katy Gross, Littleglobe's Deputy Director and Education Director. Littleglobe’s mission is to create collaborative art, encourage community capacity, and foster life-affirming connections across the boundaries that divide us. We'll be talking about their new Culture Connects Toolkit, a flexible and ethical approach to digital storytelling based on years of community engagement. New episodes every Monday.

Culture Connects Toolkit Ep 3: Redesigning the Paradigm

Feb 15, 2021

On this month's podcast, we're joined by Chris Jonas, co-founder and Executive Director at Littleglobe, as well as Katy Gross, Littleglobe's Deputy Director and Education Director. Littleglobe’s mission is to create collaborative art, encourage community capacity, and foster life-affirming connections across the boundaries that divide us. We'll be talking about their new Culture Connects Toolkit, a flexible and ethical approach to digital storytelling based on years of community engagement. New episodes every Monday.

Culture Connects Toolkit Ep 2: Media, Ethics & Wellness

Feb 8, 2021

On this month's podcast, we're joined by Chris Jonas, co-founder and Executive Director at Littleglobe, as well as Katy Gross, Littleglobe's Deputy Director and Education Director. Littleglobe’s mission is to create collaborative art, encourage community capacity, and foster life-affirming connections across the boundaries that divide us. We'll be talking about their new Culture Connects Toolkit, a flexible and ethical approach to digital storytelling based on years of community engagement. New episodes every Monday.

On this month's podcast, we're joined by Chris Jonas, co-founder and Executive Director at Littleglobe, as well as Katy Gross, Littleglobe's Deputy Director and Education Director. Littleglobe’s mission is to create collaborative art, encourage community capacity, and foster life-affirming connections across the boundaries that divide us. We'll be talking about their new Culture Connects Toolkit, a flexible and ethical approach to digital storytelling based on years of community engagement. New episodes every Monday.

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