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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Empire of Things: A New History of Humans and Their Stuff Professor Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London) sketches the history of consumption to the present day, and examines the historical dynamics that have shaped our material lifestyles. Frank Trentmann 04 Dec 2017
2 Power People: what are we doing with all that energy? Did you know that you are in charge of a power station? It's true. Every time you flick a light switch, a power station somewhere in the UK will respond and generate that little bit of extra power you need for your light. Phil Grunewald 05 May 2016
3 The Social Economy: Unleashing Value and Productivity through Social Technologies Over 70 percent of companies are using social technologies in some way, however very few come anywhere close to achieving the full potential benefit. Drummond Bone, Michael Chui, James Manyika, Marc Ventresca 02 Jan 2013
4 Facebook Resistance? Understanding the Role of the Internet in the Arab Revolutions Revolutions are currently sweeping the Arab world, from Tunisia to Egypt and Libya to Bahrain. The Internet has been reported as a key factor, but we in fact know little of its role in these revolutions. Miriyam Aouragh, Noha Atef, Khaled Hroub, George Weyman 12 Mar 2012
5 Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan This talk investigates the story of the development of the first automatic electric rice cooker in Japan. With Helen MacNaughtan (SOAS). Helen MacNaughtan 09 Mar 2012
6 Net Neutrality on the Internet: A Two-sided Market Analysis A discussion of net neutrality regulation in the context of a two-sided market model. Nicholas Economides 08 Mar 2010