In The Zone Podcast

In The Zone Podcast

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

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In this podcast, Mike and Josh debate the increasing use of workplace surveillance, with productivity tools and even web cams now used to monitor the activity of staff. Is it just an inevitable consequence of rationalism? Tune in to find... The post Workplace surveillance appeared first on In The Zone.

Dec 2020

36 min 25 sec

Is it ever ok to blame a machine for a human failing? In this episode, Mike and Josh talk about the Hawk Eye controversy in the football Premiere League, and the problem of relying on machines to make decisions for us. The post Hawk Eye and the problem of functional autonomy appeared first on In The Zone.

Sep 2020

39 min 45 sec

In this episode, Mike and Josh talk about Snow Crash (1992) by Neal Stephenson. In the novel, the author presents the concept of the ‘Metaverse’ – a utopian vision of a collective virtual world. But is such a world even possible? Download the latest episode of the In The Zone podcast to find out! The post Snow Crash and the virtual world appeared first on In The Zone.

Aug 2020

39 min 25 sec

In this podcast, Mike and Josh talk about the dangers of ecofascism, and those unscrupulous individuals using coronavirus as a means to justify fascist ideologies. The global lockdown will surely bring about social change, but what sort of world do we want to create? The post Coronavirus, ecofascism and social change appeared first on In The Zone.

Aug 2020

37 min 42 sec

In this podcast, Mike and Josh reflect on the implications of AI content creation and where AI content creators may take us next. The post AI content creators and the future of news appeared first on In The Zone.

Jul 2020

27 min 42 sec

Mike and Josh are joined by Dr Emily Cox-Palmer-White to discuss research around domestic labour and the distribution of work in the household. The post Working in the home appeared first on In The Zone.

Jul 2020

34 min 44 sec

Mike and Josh are joined by Dr Emily Cox-Palmer-White to discuss her research on female androids, also known as ‘gynoids’, and the different ways they are depicted in fiction and wider society. The post What makes a robot ‘female’? appeared first on In The Zone.

Jun 2020

33 min 13 sec

Is there really such a thing as a ‘dangerous dog’? In this episode, Mike and Josh are joined by Kate Milroy to discuss this contentious issue, and the way owners treat their pets. Should a dog ever be put down because it’s considered ‘dangerous’? Tune in to find out! The post Dog breeding and dangerous dogs appeared first on In The Zone.

Jun 2020

34 min

In this podcast, Mike and Josh discuss the marketisation of Higher Education, and the potential impact and ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic. The post The marketisation of Higher Education, and the impact of Covid-19 appeared first on In The Zone.

May 2020

36 min 8 sec

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a vet? In this episode, Mike and Josh are joined by Kate Milroy to discuss the secret lives of vets, and what it’s really like working with animals. The post The secret lives of vets appeared first on In The Zone.

May 2020

34 min 46 sec

Can AI ever produce art? What do we mean by art anyway? Mike and Josh consider the potential impact of AI and automated technologies on the world of art production and literature. The post AI and the automation of art appeared first on In The Zone.

Apr 2020

36 min 3 sec

Mike and Josh are joined by Dr Emma Franklin, a linguist whose research explores the language around death, and specifically, the killing of animals. The post Animals, language, killing and death appeared first on In The Zone.

Apr 2020

37 min 8 sec