here at the HACKS Initiative we ask the questions everyone else is too shook to: what is technology? why is everything so bad? what's my passphrase again? how do I get the header image to work? is the NSA agent watching me through my webcam my friend?
September 23rd, 2018 | 48 mins 12 secs
bitcoin, capitalism, ethics, greenwashing, podcast, the rim
maral rejoins us for a wide/free-ranging discussion about sustainability, b*tc**n, and the inevitable death of our species (and other fun subjects!)
September 13th, 2018 | 47 mins 11 secs
elizabeth holmes, elon musk, joe rogan, john mcafee, podcast, tech, tesla, theranos
once again we debase ourselves, this time by engaging with tech celebrities in the dim hopes of piggybacking off of their notoriety. look, it's a hustle out there
September 6th, 2018 | 47 mins 8 secs
bofa, law enforcement, technology, waving the black flag
two recent examples of local police departments going buck wild with new technologies, and we tackle the open source community's relationship with ICE.
August 30th, 2018 | 43 mins 38 secs
alphabet, amazon, childbirth, google, hq2, podcast, savory snacks, sidewalk labs
simon and rosemary go on a field trip and the Initiative measures the value of "smart cities" and a potential new Amazon headquarters.
August 23rd, 2018 | 44 mins 5 secs
gotti, innovation, morons, moviepass, spookytimes, unfriended dark web
scanning for signs of digital meaning in UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB and the life and (probable) death of MoviePass, the app that was too good to live
August 16th, 2018 | 39 mins 21 secs
anarchy, cats, documentary, investing, robo-advisors, technology, wealthsimple
on wealthsimple, "ethical investing," and weaponizing errol morris.