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Choppin' It Up With Jimmie C. is a dynamic podcast where we cover everything from sports and resiliency to mental health and integrity. We tackle social justice and human rights issues from a perspective you've never heard before. Jimmie C. Gardner was playing for a Chicago Cubs minor league team when he was falsely accused of heinous crimes and sentenced to 110 years in prison. During the 27 years he fought for his freedom before his exoneration, he prayed for the opportunity to have the mi ...
 
The annual Response-Ability Summit, formerly the Anthropology + Technology conference, brings together leading experts from the social sciences and technology to champion socially-responsible tech, and to foster dialogue and collaboration across the disciplines. The summit has been curated to help today’s leading technology companies understand the significant value of combining teams of technologists with social scientists. Together we can build a future in which socially-responsible tech i ...
 
There’s a brief paragraph at the end of the book you just read – and chances are the story behind it is just as interesting and inspiring as the story that preceded it.Join Bookstacked writer Saul Marquez as he sits down with Children’s and Young Adult book authors to learn how they discovered writing, broke into publishing, and achieved everything else that happened in between and after.
 
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My guest today is Gitika Saksena. Gitika is a Director at LagomWorks, a research and innovation consulting firm she founded in 2018. Before that she was a Vice President at Accenture Technology in India, where she led the strategy and design for various talent initiatives. Gitika gave a talk at the 2021 Response-ability Summit in May. Gitika has de…
 
My guests today are Lorenn Ruster and Thea Snow. Lorenn has recently completed her Masters at the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University and Thea is the Director at the Centre for Public Impact for Australia and New Zealand. Lorenn and Thea are speaking at the 2021 Response-ability Summit on May 20-21. Their talk is titled, "Di…
 
My guest today is Professor Susan Halford, who is the co-Director of the Bristol Digital Futures Institute at the University of Bristol. Susan is our academic keynote at the 2021 Summit. The Bristol Digital Futures Institute (BDFI) is a University Research Institute that pioneers transformative approaches to digital innovation. It brings together r…
 
My guest today is Tom Hoy. Tom is one of the founding Partners at Stripe Partners, the London-based innovation consultancy. Alongside co-founders Tom Rowley and Simon Roberts, Tom has built Stripe Partners from a kitchen table to a thriving business, advising clients including Spotify, Facebook, Google, and Intel. Tom’s particular interests lie in …
 
Our guest today is Dr Gemma Galdon-Clavell. Gemma is the Founder and CEO of Eticas Consulting. Her multidisciplinary background in the social, ethical and legal impact of data-intensive technology has enabled her and her team to design and implement practical solutions to data protection, ethics, explainability, and bias challenges in AI. Gemma, to…
 
In this episode we're in conversation with Gilbert Hill. Gilbert is a privacy technologist and he's talking at the 2021 Summit in May. Most recently Gilbert was CEO and Advisor to Tapmydata, a start-up building consumer-grade tools for people to exercise data rights, with blockchain keeping score. Before becoming CEO of TapMyData, Gilbert founded O…
 
In this episode we talk with Taina Bucher who is an associate professor in screen cultures at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. Taina is the author of IF...THEN: Algorithmic Power and Politics, published by Oxford University Press in 2018. Taina explains why, as a media scholar, she became interested in algorithms and s…
 
My guest today is Astrid Countee. Astrid is an anthropologist and technologist based in Houston, Texas. She is co-founder of Missing Link Studios. In 2016, Astrid wrote an article for Ethnography Matters on why tech companies need to hire software developers with ethnographic skills, and it's this article I explore with her during our conversation.…
 
In this episode we talk to Reema Patel, Head of Public Engagement at the Ada Lovelace Institute. The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research institute that was established in 2018. Its mission is to ensure data and AI work for people and society. Reema leads the organisation’s public attitudes and public deliberation research. During our …
 
In this episode we talk to Dr Simon Roberts, business anthropologist and Partner at Stripe Partners, a strategy and innovation consultancy based in London. He's also the author of The Power of Not Thinking. Simon was a keynote at our inaugural summit. And Stripe Partners sponsored both the 2019 and 2020 events. During our conversation, Simon shares…
 
In this episode we talk to Dr Rachel Carey who is Chief Scientist at Zinc. Backed by the London School of Economics, Zinc was created in 2017 to test different ways of tackling important societal issues. Rachel is a behavioural scientist with a PhD in Psychology, and a passion for research translation and innovation. During our conversation, Rachel…
 
William Berkley developed a curriculum and organization called Recovery U, LLC. His organization is a curriculum-based recovery home for men who are returning home from prison in Charleston, West Virginia who suffer from addiction and other issues. His 67-bed transitional facility is changing lives and is reducing recidivism in his community.…
 
In this episode we catch up with Martha Dark. Martha is the co-founder of Foxglove, a new NGO that exists to make tech fair for everyone. Made up of lawyers, technology experts and communications specialists, Foxglove believe that governments and big tech companies are misusing digital technology, and that this is harming the rest of us. Their aim …
 
Many times we think that big changes can only come from government leaders, but local leaders are also out here getting things done. Lajuna Logan is a community activist out of West Virginia. She is a freedom fighter and social justice activist. She also works with grassroots organizations, helped start an annual Juneteenth celebration, and works w…
 
Jeffrey Greger is a UX Researcher at Varo Bank. His work focuses on the ethical and organisational challenges that design professionals face as they develop financial services for and with low- to moderate-income communities. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology from San José State University. During our conversation, Jeff explains ho…
 
From a West Virginia police officer to an emotional intelligence trainer, Errol Randle is using his past to impact his community in a positive way. Self-awareness and the ability to manage your emotions can make all the difference in defusing conflict and effective communication. Errol shares how he uses his experiences to improve relationships wit…
 
Dr Ben Green is our guest in this week’s episode. Ben Green spoke in the Smart Cities stream at the conference on 9 October 2020. Ben is the author of The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology In Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future and he is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. During our conversa…
 
Spirituality provides strength for many people, it keeps us grounded during difficult times. True compassion starts with humility and being able to put differences aside and appreciate people for who they are. Iman Salahudiin Hanif, out of Albany, GA, shares with us the power of interfaith connections and how we can heal our communities. Our countr…
 
In this special two-part episode, Zoe Weaver, a Psychology student at the University of the West of England and our 2020 Summer intern, unravels some of the privacy concerns raised by the Blackstone group’s recent acquisition of genealogy provider, Ancestry.com. Zoe’s guests are Phil Booth, co-ordinator of MedConfidential, and Dr Laura Sobola, Seni…
 
Financial empowerment is a major goal for most people. Wayne Marcel teaches cryptocurrency as an option for people to take control of their own financial futures both locally and internationally. He gives back through partnering with international organizations in developing countries to give local citizens access to his training courses.…
 
In this special two-part episode, Zoe Weaver, a Psychology student at the University of the West of England and our 2020 Summer intern, unravels some of the privacy concerns raised by the Blackstone group’s recent acquisition of genealogy provider, Ancestry.com. Zoe’s guests are Phil Booth, co-ordinator of MedConfidential, and Dr Laura Sobola, Seni…
 
Wrongful conviction is deplorable, but over-incarceration is just as devastating. Stet Frazier was sentenced to life in prison for a first-time, non-violent drug charge and was denied justice at every turn. While inside, Stet never gave up and consistently fought for justice, he even wrote a 34-page petition to Congress. This episode goes into deta…
 
Episode 80 features our week 7 wrap up, reviewing all the biggest highlights from week 7 in college football, including 2 major upsets in the SEC, a top 5 team going down in the ACC, and much more! Drop your thoughts, opinions, arguments on Twitter: @UpsetAlertPod #UpsetAlert Thank you to ESPN and All For Nothing for additional content! If YOU need…
 
Episode 79 preview week 7 in college football, including what may well be the best SEC game of the regular season. Drop your thoughts, opinions, arguments on Twitter: @UpsetAlertPod #UpsetAlert Thank you to ESPN and All For Nothing for additional content! If you want to jump start your own podcast AND help support the show, check out BuzzSprout now…
 
After serving 15 years from his life sentence, Richard Houdershell emerged as a changed man with a purpose to correct his past and put good back into the world. He was driven by the need to better his karma after making regrettable decisions as a young man, now he spends his time fighting for justice and lighting a path for others. Rick leads with …
 
Our guest in this week’s episode is Alex Freeman, who is a Senior User Researcher at Spotify. We’re delighted that Spotify are our Gold Partner for the 2020 edition of the Anthropology + Technology Conference. Originally from California, Alex is currently living in Stockholm, Sweden. Alex describes himself as a Professional People Watcher, and we c…
 
My guest today is Aisha Thomas, who is an Assistant Principal at an inner city secondary school in Bristol, England, and an educational activist. Aisha originally trained as a lawyer but an encounter with a young prisoner drew her into teaching. In her new profession she was shocked to discover how few Black teachers there were in Bristol, and was …
 
In Episode 74, I discuss the pair of top 10 upsets (and a pair of near upsets) in our week 4 wrap up. We overreact to week 1 of SEC play, modify our CFB Playoff predictions, and much more! Drop your thoughts, opinions, arguments on Twitter: @UpsetAlertPod #UpsetAlert Thank you to ESPN and All For Nothing for additional content!…
 
In this episode, my guest is Richard Potter, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Consulting Services, UK. We're delighted that Microsoft are our 2020 Gold Partner. Richard is also Microsoft UK’s Ethics Lead for AI so he’s passionate about organisations making the most of this powerful technology but in a responsible way. We chatted about why Mic…
 
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