The Unplugged Soul: A Conference on the Podcast

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Friday, April 14, 2017 Pulitzer Hall (formerly Journalism Hall), Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall

Registration

Free and open to the public

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First come, first seated

Notes

Visit Conference Blog at https://blogs.cuit.columbia.edu/podcon/

LISTEN TO CONFERENCE AUDIO HERE ON SOUNDCLOUD A series of unprecedented freedoms – on demand software, discrete audiences, portable devices, cheap production costs, the bypassing of broadcast infrastructure and with it content restrictions – liberates the podcast from mass media's customary limitations, and podcasters are now making the most of their new territory. This conference ranges wide in its exploration of what amounts to a burgeoning new art form captivating listeners worldwide: the "impact bar" has never been higher in a culture brimming with content, but podcasters and producers have latched on to ancient verities of storytelling and the new mores of disclosure to win us over – to unplug the hyperconnected soul. 

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Friday, April 14:

5:00-7:00pm: Keynote Discussion

Chris Lydon & Dave Winer

 

Saturday, April 15

10:00-11:45: In Microphones Begin Responsibilities

Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time), “Podcasts Can Change the World (At Least a Little)”

Devon Taylor (Millennial), “New Ears”

Rachel Zucker (Commonplace), “Less and Less and Less Alone”

 

1:30-3:15: Disrupting Story

Jeff Emtman (Here Be Monsters), “The Cult of the Story”

Bethany Jo Denton (Here Be Monsters), “A Case for the Minimalist Narrator”

Jonathan Hirsch (ARRVLS), “Storytelling vs Stenography: Truth and Narrative in the Age of Alternative Facts”

 

3:30-5:15: The Future of Listening

Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson (The Kitchen Sisters), “Get Close. Now Get Closer… Creating Audio Movies for the Mind"

Benjamen Walker (Theory of Everything), “Visions Come True”

Participants

  • Participant

    Devon Taylor

    Editor

    Millennial Podcast

  • Participant

    Bethany Jo Denton

    Producer and Host

    Here Be Monsters Podcast

  • Participant

    Jeff Emtman

    Producer and Host

    Here Be Monsters Podcast

  • Participant

    Benjamen Walker

    Producer and Host

    Theory of Everything Podcast

  • Participant

    Christopher Lydon

    Host

    Open Source

  • Participant

    Dave Winer

    Software Developer, Entrepreneur, Writer

    Dave Winer Online

  • Participant

    Rachel Zucker

    Host

    Commonplace Podcast

  • Participant

    Davia Nelson

    Producer

    Kitchen Sisters Present

  • Participant

    Nikki Silva

    Producer

    Kitchen Sisters Present

  • Participant

    Hillary Frank

    Creator and Host

    The Longest Shortest Time Podcast

  • Participant

    Jonathan Hirsch

    Executive Producer

    ARRVLS

  • Organizer

    Emily Bloom

    Associate Director

    The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

  • Organizer

    Fin Keegan

    Writer and Broadcaster

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