Tag: Public Books 101

Episode 5: Novels & Medicine

Featuring: Jay Baruch, M.D. & Rishi Goyal, M.D.

How can reading novels affect the way doctors and patients communicate?

Episode 3: Novels & Intimacy

Featuring: Garth Greenwell & Daniel Wright

How can novels expand our understanding of sex and intimacy in the digital age?

Episode 1: Novels & Ideas

Featuring: Teju Cole & Tara K. Menon

How do novels provoke readers to wrestle with complex, even dangerous ideas?

Trailer: The Novel Now

What are some of the most notable novels published in the 21st century, and how do they reimagine what novels do?

Episode 5: Silicon Valley and Beyond

Featuring: Meredith Broussard & Margaret O’Mara

What we can learn from Silicon Valley’s history as we envision more just technologies for the future?

Episode 4: Cultures Online

Featuring: Lauren Michele Jackson & Richard Jean So

What new cultural forms are developing in the vast universe of the internet? How can observers and scholars keep up with the accelerated pace of human creativity online?

Episode 3: Societies Online

Featuring: Alice E. Marwick & Siva Vaidhyanathan

What kind of social space are we inhabiting when we’re online? How do practices like data collection, data brokering, and surveillance underwrite the “free” services we enjoy?

Episode 2: Individuals Online

Featuring: Amanda Hess & Jenny Odell

What exactly are we doing when we’re spending time online? Who profits from our presence there?

Episode 1: Origins of the Internet

Featuring: Charlton McIlwain & Fred Turner

Where did the internet come from? Who gets left out of dominant stories about its origins? And what can history teach us about how to make the internet better?