Grey Mirror: MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative on Technology, Society, and Ethics

Rhys Lindmark

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Podcast by Rhys Lindmark

52:23 | Aug 1st

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 tec...Show More

59:47 | Jul 22nd

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 p...Show More
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54:35 | Jul 8th

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 cult...Show More

35:12 | Jun 28th

Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall St. veteran and Forbes writer who leads Wyoming's blockchain coalition. We chat about how Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, will co-evolve with Bitcoin and nation-state fiat. https:...Show More

56:45 | May 21st

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 pathe...Show More

52:05 | May 8th

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 ...Show More

31:46 | Apr 19th

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-...Show More

32:32 | Mar 28th

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...Show More

46:05 | Mar 12th

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, an...Show More

31:54 | Mar 5th

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 blockc...Show More

53:55 | Feb 7th

Anand Giridharadas, the author of the book, "Winners Take All". We chat about whether billionaires should even exist, localism vs. globalism, taxes vs. charity, and much more. https://twitte...Show More

35:28 | Jan 24th

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....Show More

55:58 | Jan 14th

Renee DiResta, Director of Research at cybersecurity company New Knowledge. (Among many other things.) We chat about her recent report on Russia's disinformation campaign and our weaponized information ecosystem more broadly.

37:28 | Jan 7th

Nadia Eghbal, a researcher at Protocol Labs. We chat about her grant program to give people money on the internet and her current mindset towards funding digital infrastructure.

1:05:52 | Dec 20th, 2018

Tadge Dryja, a research scientist at DCI who co-invented the Lightning Network. We chat about his current research (uTreeXO, a dynamic accumulator for Bitcoin state) and discuss non-fork ways to bootstrap upgrades to a network (a bridge node for uTre...Show More

46:48 | Oct 24th, 2018

Arthur Brock, the founder and acting CEO of Holochain. We chat about the shift from nouns to verbs and how Holochain's agent-centric architecture works. Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show!

1:07:47 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Daniel Schmachtenberger, the co-founder of Neurohacker Collective. We chat about meta existential risk. Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show!

45:51 | Sep 18th, 2018

Soona Amhaz, the co-founder and CEO of Token Daily. We chat about how Soona (and her team) curate awesome content given so much crypto noise. Support me on Patreon! Support me with ETH on StakeTree! More

38:51 | Sep 6th, 2018

Jeremy Heimans, the author of the book New Power and the founder/CEO of Purpose. We chat about how crowds and memes are changing society. Support me on Patreon! Support me with ETH on StakeTree! More

50:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

Joe Lubin, the founder of ConsenSys. We chat about the institutions and myths of Web 3. Enjoy! Support me on Patreon! Support me with ETH on StakeTree! Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the ...Show More

46:30 | Aug 10th, 2018

Richard Burton, the co-founder of Balance, a UX and financial services-focused crypto wallet. We chat about wallet standards, how ETH/EOS fail, and how crypto can help us escape the scarcity mindset. Support me on Patreon! More

1:03:25 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Liv Boeree on some updates to the Fermi Paradox, the power of consequentialism, and how to think probabilistically. Support me on Patreon! Support me with ETH on StakeTree! Thanks to KeepKe...Show More

42:49 | Jul 25th, 2018

Lawrence Lundy-Bryan, a partner and the Director of Research at Outlier Ventures. We chat about his Convergence Theory and an evolutionary perspective on competitive capital allocation. Support me on Patreon! Support me ...Show More

57:48 | Jul 18th, 2018

Ethan Zuckerman, the director for MIT's Center for Civic Media. We chat about his skepticism of crypto social networks and the historical co-evolution of information and governance. Support me on Patreon! Support me with...Show More

58:17 | Jul 4th, 2018

Cheryl Yeoh from #MovingForward and Wendy Xiao Schadeck from NorthzoneVC. We chat about intentionality and diversity in crypto. Support me on Patreon! Support me with ETH on StakeTree! Than...Show More

39:31 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Eric Meltzer, a Partner at INBlockchain - China's largest blockchain focused fund, and the curator of Proof of Work, a newsletter that highlights the progress of top projects. We chat about the Asian crypto scene, investing as a crypto VC, and his ne...Show More

53:08 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Taylor Pearson, the author of EndOfJobs and an editor-at-large for Ribbon Farm. We chat about a wide variety of subjects including the Blockchain Individual and how crypto allows us to no longer see like a state. Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.c...Show More

48:44 | May 22nd, 2018

Yaneer Bar-Yam, a complexity scientist and the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. We chat about frameworks for understanding complexity and then using those frameworks on crypto. Support me on Patreon! More

1:00:30 | May 11th, 2018

Ryan John King, the CEO and co-founder of the FOAM protocol. We chat about a variety of fascinating subjects including their new crypto-spatial coordinate standard, multi-dimensional block reward functions, and using objective TCRs as a 1D oracle for...Show More

50:28 | Apr 19th, 2018

Primavera De Filippi, the co-author of Blockchain and the Law, an advisor for DAOStack, a faculty associate at Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center, and a permanent researcher at Paris’ National Center of Scientific Research. We chat about her new book, ap...Show More