On this week’s episode of the podcast, Clay Shirky, adjunct professor at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, discusses his new book, Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Shirky talks about social and economic effects of Internet technologies and interrelated effects of social and technological networks. In this podcast he discusses social production, open source software, Wikipedia, defaults, Facebook, and more.
- “Does the Internet Make You Smarter?” Shirky at WSJ.com
- Here Comes Everybody, Shirky’s first book about organizing without organizations
- Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet
- Shirky talk from Web 2.0 Expo NY on information overload versus filter failure
Do check out the interview, and consider subscribing to the show on iTunes. Past guests have included Nick Carr on what the internet is doing to our brains, Gina Trapani and Anil Dash on crowdsourcing, James Grimmelman on online harassment and the Google Books case, Michael Geist on ACTA, Tom Hazlett on spectrum reform, and Tyler Cowen on just about everything.
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