Past Episodes: January 2012 Archives

Episode Two Extras: extended interviews

Like last week, we had far too much terrific content to fit into one, 53-minute episode. So again, we're offering some extended versions of the interviews you heard on the radio program or on the podcast.
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Episode Two: Open-Source Knowledge

In episode two of ReCivilization, Don looks at the transformation of education and science, and how the sharing of knowledge is moving from the industrial-age model of a one-way broadcast from teacher to student to collaborative, discovery-driven learning, enabled by the web. He also examines a new model for science that favours open data over isolated, patent-driven research.

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John Seely Brown, Visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and author of numerous books on radical innovation, learning and pedagogy

Cecilia d'Oliveira, Executive Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare initiative

Shigeru Miyagawa, Chair, MIT OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Committee

Aled EdwardsDirector of the Structural Genomics Consortium, which oversees collaborative and patent-free pharmaceutical research

Kevin Schawinski, co-founder of GalaxyZoo and Zooniverse, scientific research projects that engage citizen scientists

Episode One: Turning the media inside out

Join us on Sunday, January 22nd at 11am for our first episode!

ReCivilization is a five-part series that examines some of the the biggest challenges facing our world. It charts a path to the future enabled by the revolutions underway in communications, innovation and learning in this new, post-industrial, digital age. Celebrated Canadian author and thinker Don Tapscott guides us along this path with some of the most prominent minds in education, government, industry, the media, science, and health and medicine -- along with the pioneers who are collaborating to create a new era of networked intelligence.

In the first installment of ReCivilization, Don looks at the media and how the industrial-age model of mass production is giving way to new, collaborative and citizen journalism, enabled by the web. Under the old model, newspapers and broadcasters delivered the news to passive listeners and readers; in this new, digital age, anyone can be a publisher or a broadcaster - and traditional media is being forced to adapt. The episode also introduces Anthony D. Williams, Don's longtime collaborator and a regular contributor to the series.

Featured guests:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee,  inventor of the World Wide Web, on its impact and future.

Sue Gardner,  Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, on Wikipedia and collaborative journalism.

Alan Rusbridger,  Editor of Britain's Guardian, on the future of the newspaper.

Leo Laporte, founder of TWiT TV, an entirely online network.

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