99% Invisible

Roman Mars

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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more...Show More

27:07 | Jul 23rd, 2019

Men are often the default subjects of design, which can have a huge impact on big and critical aspects of everyday life. Caroline Criado Perez is the author of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World De...Show More

aliceko recommended:

I often discuss the inequalities in the medical space for men and women - I've failed to realized there is a bigger issue at play: the most ...Show More

21:02 | Sep 5th, 2017

Computer algorithms now shape our world in profound and mostly invisible ways. They predict if we’ll be valuable customers and whether we’re likely to repay a loan. They filter what we see on social m...Show More

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38:29 | Feb 12th

The story of how “Who Let The Dogs Out” ended up stuck in all of our brains goes back decades and spans continents. It tells us something about inspiration, and how creativity spreads, and about wheth...Show More

yveehops recommended:

Super amusing episode about where the Who Let the Dogs Out song came from. Descend into a tale that will leave you with an annoying song stu...Show More

44:07 | Mar 19th, 2019

Social Infrastructure is the glue that binds communities together, and it is just as real as the infrastructure for water, power, or communications, although it's often harder to see. But Eric Klinenb...Show More

mm recommended:

If you love libraries, you need to listen to this episode on why social infrastructure like libraries are so important to communities. 📚

44:58 | Feb 5th, 2019

Here at 99% Invisible, we think about color a lot, so it was really exciting when we came across a beautiful book called The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair It’s this amazing collection of s...Show More

mm recommended:

This is a wonderful episode about everything you'd want to know about colours -- something we always take for granted. The storytelling and ...Show More

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