Technology

New Frontiers in Political Polling: Social Media and "Sentiment Analysis"

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Political campaigns are using sophisticated computer programs to analyze social media. What your rants, raves, and links you shared on Facebook and Twitter tell them about you...

Cultural Deja Vu with Kurt Andersen

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 fame joins Kojo to talk about the stagnant state of popular culture.

It's Unanimous: Police Need Warrants for GPS Tracking

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police need a warrant to hide a GPS device on a suspect's car. Kojo explores the implications for law enforcement and privacy rights.

Internet Folklore

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explore "newslore," contemporary folklore on the Internet...

Wikipedia Protests the "Stop Online Piracy Act"

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 1:43 p.m.

Wikipedia is going dark for a day to protest SOPA. We get to the root of the protest.

Training for Where The Tech Jobs Are: Coding

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Where does one develop the "hacker skills" necessary for success in today's tech sector? A number of new programs are trying to change the game ...

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Get your questions answered on the first Tech Tuesday of the year...

Preserving Music in the Digital Age (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We examine the technological and legal challenges of preserving old music in the digital age.

Distractions: Friend or Foe? (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Dec 26, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

We tend to think of distractions, especially those that are technology related, as intrusions that disrupt our work and learning. Cathy Davidson says we can actually benefit from disruptions.

Information Diet for the New Year

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Clay Johnson says we're suffering from "information obesity:" consuming too much "junk" news and too little healthy data. He proposes a new regime for the New Year...

Eyes in Sky: Drones on the Homefront

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Predator drones -- the unmanned remote-controlled aircraft mainly used in combat zones -- have been quietly patrolling U.S. skies in greater numbers. From fighting forest fires to tracking drug smugglers, predators have provided first...

Photoshop Fail?: The Use and Abuse of Photo Editing

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

How to detect if a photos been 'tampered with.' It's a challenge, even for experts, but it is possible. Tech Tuesday explores the uses -and abuses- of photo editing ...

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal are making their tech list and checking it twice...

When Automation Meets Authorship

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Phil Parker's sophisticated computer programs have written hundreds of thousands of non-fiction books, created news programming in obscure languages, and even composed love poems. He joins Kojo to explore the increasingly sophisticated world of automated writing.

The Digital Public Library of America

Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

The Digital Public Library of America has an ambitious project: to digitize and make accessible the vast trove of books, documents and artifacts at libraries, museums, and archives across the country. We explore the challenges and progress of the project.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.