shows 104 and 105 — profs. james grimmelmann and wendy chun — posted

I am pleased to post the last two shows for the fall quarter. The first, Show #104, November 25, is my interview with Google Book Search (GBS) guru Prof. James Grimmelmann of New York Law School. James, a repeat guest, has become the go-to person on all things GBS. We spent our time discussing the current status of the GBS settlement talks and some of the challenging issues in and implications of the proposed settlement. James is a prolific writer and scholar and his insights are always forward-thinking and unique. He’s also a fun guest to interview; that’s the main reason why I greatly enjoyed our conversation.

Show #105, December 2 is my interview with Prof. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun of Brown University, author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics. Wendy’s work, both theoretical and practical, examines the impact of technology on how people view and relate to each other, as well as how people attempt to harness the power of social media and the Internet. With a background in both technology and the arts, Wendy’s perspective on these issues is deep and thoughtful. I hope that you enjoy our discussion as much as I did!

Hearsay Culture will be on hiatus during KZSU-FM’s interim period (when I’ll be grading exams and doing some writing of my own). Please look for new shows beginning on January 13, 2010. Enjoy the holidays and new year, and we’ll be chatting in the new year!