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#1 Michael Matlosz
EuroScience: Our Voice On Research in Europe

Release date: October 23, 2018

Welcome to the first episode of Technoculture! 
My first guest is Michael Matlosz, Distinguished Professor of chemical engineering at the University of Lorraine and a member of the National Academy of Technologies of France. Read more...

#2 Lorena Aldana (EYCH)
European Year of Cultural Heritage

Release date: October 25, 2018

Lorena Aldana is part of the task force in charge of the implementation of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). The aim of the Year is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage: Our heritage: where the past meets the future. Read more...

#3 Angelo Vermeulen
Computers and ecosystems: The art of supporting life in outer space

Release date: October 26, 2018

Angelo is a space systems researcher, biologist, artist, and keynote speaker. In 2009 he co-founded SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design), an international transdisciplinary collective of artists, scientists, engineers, and activists. Read more...

#4 Ray Edmondson
Audiovisual heritage

Release date: October 27, 2018

Few people can say that they have dedicated their life to audiovisual work more than Ray Edmondson. As a pioneer of film and sound archiving, Ray has been an international leader in preserving, restoring, interpreting and presenting audiovisual media. Read more...

#5 Thorsten Ries
Digital forensics: A detective in the archive

Release date: October 31, 2018

Thorsten Ries is a Marie Sklodowska Curie program fellow at the Sussex Humanities Lab / HAHP at the University of Sussex, UK, and he is an expert in born-digital philology, digital forensics and preservation of personal digital archives. Read more...

#6 Godfried-Willem Raes
Scientia vincere tenebras: The man behind the robot orchestra

Release date: November 3, 2018

Godfried-Willem Raes is a polymath of our times. He is the founder of the Logos Foundation based in Ghent, Belgium, which celebrate 50 years of activity this year. Logos is a unique research and production centre for experimental musics, musical robotics and sound art. Read more...

#7 Brigitte Van Tiggelen
A long term affair with science: Happy birthday Marie Curie

Release date: November 7, 2018

Technoculture celebrates the legendary Madame Curie on her birthday (Nov. 7th, 1867) with a special episode on her life and her legacy with Brigitte Van Tiggelen, historian of science and delightful conversation partner. Read more...

#8 Mark Liberman
Speech and language technology: People are not dictionaries

Release date: November 14, 2018

A giant of computational linguistics, Mark Liberman has participated in the evolution of research in this field towards a model of quantitative, replicable studies based on published datasets. He is founder and director of the Linguistic Data Consortium since 1992. Read more...

#9 Harry Verwayen (Europeana)
Creating value from cultural data in the age of digital transformation

Released on: November 20, 2018

Europeana is the largest digital repository of cultural data in the world. Listen to Harry Verwayen, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation, talk about the vision behind Europeana, its services and initiatives, during the celebrations for Europeana's 10th anniversary. Read more...

#10 Richard Hess
A lifelong engagement with sound recording and audio tape restoration

Released on: November 27, 2018

Richard Hess is a walking encyclopedia on everything related to sound and audio, from live recording to the restoration of historical magnetic tapes. Hear him talk about his remarkable career path and life stories: all about audio! Read more...

#11 Zoltan Istvan
Immortality through science and technology: From transhumanism to quantum archeology

Released on: December 4, 2018

Zoltan Istvan is the "global leader of the transhumanist movement" (The Mirror). The "embodiment of the Californian, libertarian, start-up culture tech-utopian dream" (BBC), Zoltan talks about what transhumanism stands for today and what awaits us in the near future if the right money is put in the right place. Read more...

#12 Frederick Baker
Slow VR: Welcome to Dr. Baker's Magic Garden

Released on: December 7, 2018

Dr. Frederick Baker is a man of many talents: he is Research Associate at the Centre for Film Studies at Cambridge University. But he is also the author of the Virtual Reality Experience "Klimit's Magic Garden", created on the centenary of the death of G. Klimt. Enjoy your own VR tour into Dr. Baker's Magic Garden. Read more...

#13 Sabina Leonelli
The Open Science movement

Released on: December 12, 2018

Sabina Leonelli is professor of philosophy and history of science at the university of Exeter in the UK. She is an expert in the Open Science movement, the goal of which is to make scientific research and data accessible to all. What does this mean? What are the challenges? Nobody says it better than Sabina. Read more...

#14 Hans Tammen
The Endangered Guitar: An interactive hybrid between a guitar and a computer

Released on: December 22, 2018

Hans Tammnen is a New York based artist and educator. His music performance has been called "A killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage". Why? Find out from Hans himself, as he talks about his experimentation with science data and different music genres, between three music intermezzi from his published compositions. Read more...

#15 Steven Laureys
Redefining death: The neurosciences understanding of human consciousness

Released on: December 27, 2018

What is consciousness? Are near death experiences "real"? I asked these questions to Steven Laureays, leader of the Coma Science Group at the University of Liège in Belgium. Learn how technology has redefined the concept of death only a few decades ago, and where state-of-the-art medical scientific research is going today. Read more...

#16 Bruno Jehle
From litography to digital imaging: Meaningful enterpreneurship

Released on: January 5, 2019

Bruno is the embodiment of an extraordinary range of talents: trained as a photo lithographer, he embraced and mastered the revolution in digital imaging, never losing a clear vision on where we should stand concerning cultural heritage and human values in the digital age. Read more...


#17 Brent Lee
Installation or performance: The art of art making

Released on: January 12, 2019

Brent Lee is first and foremost a musician and an art maker. He has some of the most fascinating - and useful, which is important - theories on the boundary between installations and performances, the use of technology in music/multimedia. Read more...

#18 Richard Romaniello
The audio engineer of books: It helps not to know him well

Released on: January 18, 2019

Richard Romaniello is a Grammy award-winning audio engineer and producer, with numerous nominations for engineering and producing audiobooks. Richard talks about the "behind the scenes" of audiobooks, with anecdotes of his recording sessions with Christopher Plummer, Michael Moore, JFK Jr. and many more. Read more...

#19 Jürgen Hagler
Playful Interactive Environments

Released on: January 24, 2019

Jürgen Hagler is the head of the research group "Playful interactive environments" at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. He studies Virtual and Augmented Reality installations, and is involved with Ars Electronica and expanded animation. Read more...

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