Last week I edited this interview between @walterisaacson and @sarahelizalewis which gives an interesting perspective on the current lack of visual documentary…in the context of the history of photography during other times of crisis.
Ableton made a cool book free.
Attention home-bound musicians (ie all of us right now): @Ableton has made downloads of “Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers” free. I love this book. Don’t snooze. Download links here.
We’ve got more good ones coming, and this is a great time to dig through our archive. One of my favorites is this interview with Ahmed Albasheer, who has a show sort of like the Daily Show, in Iraq. Watch here:
Anthony Monaco with Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson chatted with Anthony Monaco, president of Tufts University, about the challenges and opportunities for educational institutions. Watch here:
Nicholas Christakis with Hari Sreenivasan
Hari Sreenivasan interviewed Nicholas Christakis, a sociologist and physician, who discussed historical precedents, and how ideas spread and what that means for us now. Watch it here:
Dr. David Ho with Walter Isaacson
For the first interview, Walter Isaacson spoke with Dr. David Ho about the current situation, testing, etc. Dr. Ho did critical research on HIV in the 1990s.
So that happened.
Folks in TV mostly spent last week scrambling to find ways to get our shows done without studios or control rooms. On Amanpour & Company, we managed to continue with our long form interviews and to get them on the air the next day.
Hoan Ton-That with Hari Sreenivasan
Clearview AI is freshly in the news, after their client list was hacked. That’s the shop that scraped *3 billion* images off the ‘net to sell face recognition s/w to cops. Here’s an interview Hari Sreenivasan did with the CEO last week:
Tonight,on Frontline-”Targeting El Paso” investigates how El Paso, TX, became the Trump admin’s testing ground for their most extreme immigration policies. Written/produced by Marcia Gaviria (@marcellular). I helped out on this show; it’s eye-opening reporting.