Friday, May 06, 2005

Radio Show

MelbournePhilosopher

Today's the Big Day. MP's hour of fame on the Latrobe Uni radio, webcast and to be stored for time immemorial. It is my hope that in a thousand years our technological ancestors will have the ability to find this nugget of philosophy against the enormous backlog of advertising and pornography that constitutes the bulk of mankind's greatest information management tool.

The URL for this momentous webcast is http://www.subfm.org and the topic is "Philosophy and the Internet". The show starts at 2pm. It is my hope at least to present an upbeat message about what's actually happening out there on the net, and how the Internet is making traditional information paths irrelevant. From replacing lecturers, to free information and a chance to finally give philosophy a public voice, the Internet is doing amazing things. I have no idea what the other presenters will think of all this, of course.

Along with other panelists Gary Sauer-Thompson , Ali Rizvi and Jo Faulkner, I am expecting a mostly pro-internet session.

While I believe that traditionally important philosophers are ignoring the internet, I also believe they are being left behind. Those of us who inhabit the digital realm don't care about those who are left behind, but about those who are with us.

Cheers,
-MP

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jo Faulkner said...

Far out Tennessee! I think we're going to have some fun this afternoon.

5/06/2005 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WE PAY RESPECT TO THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS." - http://www.subfm.org/

If anyone tried to pay me respect, I'd stare at them blanky and slowly put out my hand.

5/07/2005 07:01:00 PM  

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