The Global Lab is a free podcast about cities, global connectivity and the
impact of technology produced by CASA's Martin Zaltz Austwick and Steven Gray. Each episode features the latest news and
perspectives from urban analysis, social complexity and innovation, as
well as interviews with cutting-edge researchers from CASA and
guests from further afield.
If there's any news you'd like to see covered or someone who you think we should interview for the show, or for any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @thegloballab on twitter. Alternatively, you can visit http://thegloballab.com to find more about the stories featured. Thanks to The Beacon Bursary scheme at the UCL Public Engagement unit for equipment funding.
In this special episode we bring you from Talkfest and pick up the discussions about the the sounds of science. You can find out more about the event by visiting http://www.biochemistry.org/SciencePolicy/Events/TalkfestFebruary2012.aspx
In this episode we discuss how addictive Twitter actually is, we look at the new application of the Xbox Kinect and our brand new presenter Claire Ross talks to Peter Williams about his research in Information Systems for people with learning difficulties.
Martin debates the use of the word ‘geek’, Hannah discusses the theory behind supermarket queues and our guest Jon Reades explains how data can help us improve our social, business & transport networks, and why we should all start shredding our rubbish.
In this episode we talk to Emma McKay about the interface between science and policy. Martin explains why Wikipedia went offline and Hannah discusses toothpick statues and what it's like to work as a mathematician.
In this (vaguely) festive episode, Jason Dittmer talks Nationalist Superheroes, Hannah guesses the weight of a cake and Martin reads a map-themed comic book.
This episode we speak to Stephen Lorimer from the UCL Energy Institute about why your hangover is ruining the world, Hannah talks about WWII tweeters and JISC geodevelopers of the year, and Martin talks about Manuel Castells and hand-drawn maps.
Featuring an interview with Anders Johansson, as well as news about FuturICT, Londonist's mapping event, and a shout out to other academic podcasters - get in touch!
Find out how Occupy London is linked to NASA, wearable computing, and UCL's Suzy Moat talks about her work in FuturICT and analysing Google search volumes.
This week features two interviews from ECCS
2011: Nicolas Perony on what animal behaviour can teach us about human
society, and Pauline Cotelle talking about crime and security in Post -
Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
News on Vitruvian Man on Ice, visualising the Eurozone crisis, Faster than Light Neutrinos and the European Conference on Complex Systems, and we speak to Erica Fille Legara about Media Framing in the Phillipines.
This week we talk about a recent citizen
science project involving school children and get to grips with
'Necrogeography'. Our featured guest is Hannah Fry talking about her
research in global modelling and modelling people's actions during
4: Interview with James Cheshire about mapping surnames, and news from Green Man and the world of internet security
Martin reports back on Einstein's Garden at
the Green Man festival and Steve talks AI and internet security. Our
guest is James Cheshire, talking about mapping surnames in the UK.
This week we talk about mapping unrest in the
wake of recent UK events, social media and mapping, Deep Blue and the
potential of IBM's Watson project. Steve talks to Dan Lewis from UCL's
Geography department about his work on access to healthcare in London.
This week we talk about the State of the Map EU conference, Richard Dawkins and Sexist Skeptics, InterFace and digital humanists and why we prefer the BBC to Fox News. Tom Brughmans explains what Network Science is and what it means to Archaeology.
week we talk about two major conferences, Google I/O and Where Camp EU,
and Martin De Jode talks about his work linking smartphone technology
to the act of storytelling. You can find out more about Google I/O here:
http://www.google.com/events/io/2011/index-live.html and info about Where Camp is here: http://wherecamp.eu/. Martin de Jode
works at UCL-CASA on The Tales of Things and Electronic Memory (ToTEM)
project; you can participate in the project here: