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Does Reality TV Affect Our View On Surveillance? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios Video

  Food for thought. We always look forward to Mike Rugnetta hosting these segments. What have you been watching lately? There’s a good chance (whether you admit to it or not) that you’ve been watching some reality TV. The “Reality TV” genre is mega popular, a massive cultural force, even though it’s not really “reality”. Contrived […]

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How Does Glitchy Art Show Us Broken Is Beautiful? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios Video

Smart = hot! “We all love broken things. WAIT WHAT?! Yes, you read that correctly. You may have noticed this thing called “glitch”, where people purposely push machines to malfunction, creating fascinating “mistakes”. But instead of being frustrated and disdainful of these errors (like we usually do when our technology fails mid-workflow, grrr) we find […]

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Why Do We Love Zombies? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios Video

For the love of zombies. PBS answers the question, “Why do we love Zombies?” with our favorite cute little smarty-pants otter, host  Mike Rugnetta. Someone totally needs to make a fan page for him so I can √ like. “Zombies are EVERYWHERE!! Wait, don’t panic- we mean in pop culture, not outside your window. But why […]

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Is Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethical? | Idea Channel | PBS Video

Food for thought. “If you’re even the slightest bit familiar with pop culture from the past 50 years, you know that we’ve been anxiously awaiting robots to become a part of our daily lives. From R2-D2 to the Jetsons, our future robot companions promise to be helpful and handy! But many people have their concerns: […]

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There’s No Such Thing As Offline?!? | Idea Channel | PBS Video

Meet the newest video from my number 1 nerd crush. Smart guys are sexy! “What an outdated question this has become! Of course you’re online, unless you’re an off-the-grid survivalist or a remote tribesmen!! From Facebook to bank accounts, you always have some sort of online presence, whether you’re actively engaging in front of a […]