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George interviews Lauren Gawne of Superlinguo and Lingthusiasm about her work on Aramteskan for the Shadowscent book series as well as her other work with authors. Top of Show Greeting: Swedish (Umeå dialect, translated by Ruben Drott) Links and Resources: Shadowscent: The Darkest Bloom Superlinguo Lingthusiasm Transcript coming soon…
 
Sarah Drinkwater is the Director of Responsible Technology at Omidyar Network and has supported an amazing variety of great projects in this space. We chat about movement-building and language in the responsible tech space.https://twitter.com/sarahdrinkwater/https://omidyar.com/https://twitter.com/RhysLindmarkhttps://patreon.com/rhyslindmark…
 
George gives a little info about his current conlanging project, a set of naming languages for a story. Original Script (below the fold) Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m George Corley. I thought it was time for another personal conlanging update. I’ve been doing something interesting…
 
Betsy Cooper is the Director of The Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub, a Y-Combinator for tech policy. We chat about Betsy's work teaching technologists to shape government policy.Apply to their fellowship by Feb 22: https://www.aspentechpolicyhub.org/programs/https://twitter.com/BetsOnTechhttps://twitter.com/RhysLindmarkhttps://patreon.com/rhyslin…
 
David Christian is a historian who has helped found the field of Big History. He has written multiple books on the subject, including my favorite, Origin Story. With Bill Gates, he is co-founder of the Big History Project, which has built free on-line high-school courses in big history.https://www.bighistoryproject.com/https://bighistory.org/https:…
 
George wants to talk to writers, filmmakers, and creatives about how conlangs can benefit worldbuilding, and how you can go about getting one made. Links: Language Creation Society Resources Page LCS Jobs Board Original Script In this episode, I want to talk to authors, directors, and other creatives who are creating fictional worlds and cultures w…
 
Scott Dikkers was a founding editor of The Onion, and is the publication's longest-serving editor-in-chief. He co-wrote and edited two brilliant Onion books—our Dumb Century (NYT #1 bestseller) and Our Dumb World. He also helped kickstart The Onion’s online presence, including The Onion News Network.https://twitter.com/ScottDikkershttps://twitter.c…
 
Martha Minow is a legal scholar and the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University. She served as the Dean of Harvard Law School between 2009 and 2017. Martha has been called "one of the world's leading human rights scholars" and has written nearly 20 books. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama said, "When I was at Harvard…
 
Eli Pariser is an author, activist, and entrepreneur focused on how to make technology and media serve democracy. He’s had many roles in his past, including the Executive Director of MoveOn.org and the author of a 2011 book, Filter Bubble. He’s now the co-director of New Public: a community of folks building the digital public spaces of the future.…
 
Cassie Robinson is the Senior Head of UK Portfolio at the National Lottery Community Fund (the UK lottery), where she leads a £60 Million a year fund including the Climate Action Fund, the Digital Fund and Exploring New Approaches. She’s also a Fellow at the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL with Mariana Mazzucato.https://twitter.co…
 
Jill Carlson is a VC at Slow and a co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, a non-profit research organization working to guarantee the right to a free and open financial system. We chat about apolitical organizations and how crypto is being used to combat authoritarianism.http://twitter.com/jillruthcarlson/http://twitter.com/RhysLindmark/…
 
George uses some research into the etymology of coronavirus to launch into a way to build a story around the etymology of a word. Links and Resources: Coronavirus on Wikipedia Almeida JD, Berry DM, Cunningham CH, Hamre D, Hofstad MS, Mallucci L, McIntosh K, Tyrrell DA (November 1968). “Virology: Coronaviruses”. Nature. 220 (5168): 650. Bibcode:1968…
 
Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His latest book, The Good Ancestor, has been described by U2’s The Edge as ‘the book our children’s children will thank us for reading’. It just came out in the US! He’s also a Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation. Roman and I chat about crafting new…
 
Lauren Gawne is a linguistics Lecturer at La Trobe University. She’s a key part of linguistics Twitter and the ongoing study of internet language. We chat about her proposed emojis, her constructed language, and how language signals community on the internet.https://twitter.com/superlinguohttps://twitter.com/lingthusiasmhttps://twitter.com/RhysLind…
 
Lydia Laurenson is the founder and editor-in-chief of the New Modality, a wide-ranging magazine on counterculture. We chat about the chilling effects of cancel culture norms and her plans for the next issue of NewMo.https://twitter.com/lydialaurensonhttp://thenewmodality.com/https://twitter.com/RhysLindmarkhttps://www.roote.co/…
 
Yele Bademosi is the CEO of Bundle Africa, a social payments app, and a founding partner of Microtraction, which funds African tech. He was previously a director at Binance. We chat about building tech infrastructure for Africa and the current #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.https://twitter.com/YeleBademosiDonate to https://twitter.com/feminist_coEndS…
 
Benjamin Bratton is a multi-disciplinary researcher of Philosophy, Art, Design and Computer Science. He is a Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Center for Design and Geopolitics at UCSD. He is also a Program Director of The Terraforming think-tank at Strelka Institute in Moscow. He wrote, "The Stack". We chat about how our models of reali…
 
Rebecca Henderson is a professor at Harvard Business School and recently wrote a book called "Reimagining Capitalism." We chat about her 5-step plan to make businesses ethical, and especially concentrate on business metrics.https://twitter.com/RebeccaReCaphttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44064568-reimagining-capitalism-in-a-world-on-firehttps://…
 
George and Joey Windsor use the various names of COVID-19 as a jumping off point to talk about naming diseases. Note that this episode was recorded in May, and quite a lot has changed in the intervening time. Top of Show Greeting: Chátsu Special mentions (from top of show note): A list of BLM charities, When We Stay In, Corley English (YouTube, Bil…
 
Yancey Strickler is the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter, the author of an amazing book “This Could Be Our Future”, and the creator of Bentoism. Yancey is a Distinguished Fellow at the Drucker Institute exploring the future of capitalism. We chat about Bentoism and paradigm change.https://twitter.com/RhysLindmarkhttps://twitter.com/ystrickle…
 
George shares some ambitious plans for a new world with lots of naming languages. Map of the migrations in this conworld. Darker color is the urheimat, ligher is my first stage migration. The story is planned to take place near the triangular sea in the southeast quadrant.Natural color map of my conworld as it stands now, to give a clearer idea of …
 
George brings on David J Peterson and Jesse Sams to talk about their new livestreaming adventure, LangTime Studio. Top of Show Greeting: Nekāchti Transcript Conlangery146.pdfDownload Conlangery146.txtDownload {00:00:00} {Greeting} {Music} George: Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m Geor…
 
George brings on Ezekiel Fordsmender and Margaret Randsdell-Green to talk about techniques for creating polysemous lexical entries. Top of Show Greeting: Chicken Links and Resources: CLICS3 Wiktionary (esp. Arabic, Latvian, Scottish Gaelic words) STEDT Lakoff, G. (2008) Women, fire, and dangerous things: What categories reveal about the mind. Unive…
 
George brings on two conlanger DMs, Joey Windsor and David J Peterson, to discuss how to incorporate conlanging into Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games. Top of Show Greeting: Boral (by Jack Keynes) Links and Resources: The 5E d20 Standard Reference Document Matt Colville’s YouTube channel The Chain Matt Colville speaking “Gith” D&D B…
 
George talks a little bit about how choosing a theme for Lexember can be helpful for your conlanging. Original script Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m George Corley. I went on social media recently to ask what people wanted covered before Lexember and got some great suggestions. The …
 
Margaret Ransdell-Green and Eric Barker come on to talk about the music they created for Margaret’s concultures in the world of Aeniith, which they performed at LCC8. Top of Show Greeting: Muipidan Transcript {00:00:00} {Greeting} {Music} George: Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m Geor…
 
Marshall Ganz is an internationally known political organizer, a Senior Lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and the co-founder of the Leading Change Network. We chat about how his background in Germany led him into organizing, how technology has weakened our organizing capacity, and how crypto's economic scope keeps it from solving …
 
Devon Zuegel is an open-source product manager at GitHub who is helping build the GitHub Sponsors program. We chat about that program, her philosophical mindset towards open-source, the pros and cons for viewing cities from a top-down vs. bottom-up perspective, and the benefits she's gotten from Twitter.https://github.com/sponsorshttps://twitter.co…
 
Kelsey Piper is a writer at Future Perfect, an Effective Altruist-inspired media publication from Vox. We chat about her mindset behind Effective Altruist media, the types of questions social justice is good at answering, and memetic immunity as cultural evolution.https://twitter.com/kelseytuochttps://www.vox.com/future-perfecthttps://twitter.com/m…
 
George and William invite Prof. William Croft to talk about his theoretical approach to word classes and constructions. Forget a language without adjectives, let’s talk about how your property concepts are predicated! Links and Resources: Croft, William. in preparation. Morphosyntax: constructions of the world’s languages. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ…
 
George spends some time talking about his recent revisions of his Istatikii grammar, with a focus on organizing writing to serve the needs of the language and the readers. You will find the two drafts of the Istatikii consonant processes below. Script below the fold, see the history here. Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about... Read more »…
 
Larry Lessig is a Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, a co-founder of Creative Commons, and an advocate for "Fixing Democracy First". We chat about #POTUS1 (an anti-corruption initiative that Larry is leading), updates to his pathetic dot, and how he's thinking about crypto.https://twitter.com/lessighttps://twitter.com/equalcitiz…
 
Rob Reich is a professor of political science at Stanford University. We chat about his recent book, Just Giving, which outlines a political theory of philanthropy. We also dive into why he left GiveWell and how Effective Altruism should think about plutocracy and influencing politics. Finally, we chat about HAI, Stanford's new AI ethics center, an…
 
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets joins us to talk to us about Ainu, a minority language of northern Japan. Top of Show Greeting: Bwángxùd by alr2569 (Translation Notes) Links and Resources: Japan’s new policy on the Ainu is misleading A Topical Dictionary of Conversational Ainu Bugaeva, A. (2004). Grammar and folklore texts of the Chitose dialect of A…
 
Tim Hwang, the director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative (a $26M AI ethics fund), and an old co-founder of the Awesome Foundation. We chat about the current politics around AI ethics, how movements in civil society can be co-opted by companies, how to build ethics into an academic field, and the impacts of micro-grants.http…
 
Jessie Sams comes on the show to talk to us about how she uses conlanging in the classroom. We discuss how these courses can be designed, what fields of linguistics they address well, and the results she saw from the course. Jessie also requested the following message be added to the notes: I would also... Read more »…
 
Kate Darling, a Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab and an Affiliate at the Harvard Berkman Center. We chat about the balances in regulating technology, the negative systemic impacts of our current gender roles, and how being a mother has helped Kate empathize more!https://twitter.com/grok_https://twitter.com/mitDCIhttps://twitter.com/RhysLind…
 
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, the Founder and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the MIT, and Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. We chat about how we can embody ethical principles, meditation, and ethics as an optimization framework.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_Priyadarshihttps://twitte…
 
Glen Weyl, the author of the book, Radical Markets and the founder of RadicalXChange (conference in Detroit March 22–24!). We chat about social innovation, funding civil society with Liberal Radicalism, and the powerful cultural aspects of the blockchain ecosystem.https://twitter.com/glenweylhttps://twitter.com/radxchange/https://twitter.com/mitdci…
 
George and William come back to talk about telicity and lexical aspect. Listen to us talk about endpoints in events and puzzle over why achievement and accomplishment are supposed to mean different things. Links and Resources: Agbo, M. (2010). Verb classification and Aktionsart in Igbo. California Linguistic Notes, 35(1), 1–21. Aoki, N., & Nakatani…
 
George reflects on completing his PhD, and talks to those conlangers who might be considering graduate study in linguistics. Script below the fold: Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m George Corley, and we’re back! We’re going to have a short episode today, just to catch y’all... Read m…
 
Joi Ito, the Director of the MIT Media Lab (among many things). We chat about the central question of his PhD thesis, "How can we understand and effectively intervene in interconnected complex adaptive systems?" and then apply that to cryptocurrency.https://twitter.com/mitdcihttps://twitter.com/joihttps://twitter.com/RhysLindmark…
 
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