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Welcome to Social Change Technology

Since launching our podcast in February 2012 we’ve had some great guests and a fantastic response. After six episodes and a short break we have decided to change the title of the podcast to better reflect the content and guests. The most fitting name seems to be “Social Change Technology” – as what the Virtual [...]

Virtually Policy #6: Transmedia story telling and the crisis of authorship

Virtually Policy #6: Transmedia story telling and the crisis of authorship

In Episode 6 of Virtually Policy, Burcu Bakioglu (Postdoctoral Fellow in New Media at Lawrence University) talks to Michael Andersen, senior editor of the Alternate Realty Gaming Network (argn.com), about transmedia fiction and games.
In the show, they explore how transmedia storytelling and multiple authorships are challenging the ‘romantic’ notion of author as solitary creator and [...]

Virtually Policy #5: The co-creators: audience, artists & the future of music

Virtually Policy #5: The co-creators: audience, artists & the future of music

Episode 5 is an extended interview with Robert Thomas, Chief Creative Officer of RjDj, and Jim Purbrick & Max Williams, who together are 100 Robots (the group which provide the theme music for the Virtually Policy podcast).
RjDj is a reactive music application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that creates a unique sonic experience each time [...]

Virtually Policy #3: Virtual Currencies & Roach Motels

Virtually Policy #3: Virtual Currencies & Roach Motels

This episode of Virtually Policy is part one of a two-part interview with virtual currency expert Jon Matonis. Jon is editor of The Monetary Future, an economics blog that examines the intersection of free banking, cryptography, and digital currency. His work on digital cash has been published by Dow Jones and the London School of [...]

Virtually Policy #2: From Ghana to Second Life – public diplomacy in the digital age

Virtually Policy #2: From Ghana to Second Life – public diplomacy in the digital age

In the second episode of Virtually Policy, Bill May talks with Ren Reynolds about using social media and Second Life in public diplomacy.
After 30 working in the US Government, NGO’s and the private sector, Bill is now working on international public diplomacy initiatives and a social-technology start up venture. He recently left his position at [...]

Guardian Tech Podcast

Ren Reynolds, founder of tVPN, will feature on next week’s Guardian Tech Weekly podcast. Hosted by Aleks Krotoski and featuring Ren, Vic Keegan and a number of others from the virtual world industry.
The podcast will be available from the Guardian’s Tech Weekly web site from the 22nd July.