Everything is global these days: economics, trade, politics, whatever. So is the art world. MoMA’s Director Glenn Lowry tells Jim the whys and wherefores of MoMA’s global aspiration, which reaches as far as China, as near as Iceland and South America.
Sexting, the transmission of intimate photos or messages from one cell phone to another, is sweeping the country. Journalist Nina Burleigh, author of a compelling Rolling Stone article entitled “Sexting, Shame and Suicide,” tells Jim that the sexting compulsion, which brought down Anthony Weiner has profoundly dangerous implications for today’s teenagers.
Author of a brilliant new book entitled “The Fatal Gift of Beauty,” Nina followed the Amanda Knox case from start to finish. She concludes that Knox’ Italian murder conviction, later overturned on appeal, was a total miscarriage of justice arguing that Knox was unfairly incriminated largely by ambiguous posts Knox and her boyfriend made on the Web.
Internet misconduct has ruined reputations and lives. What do you do if your online identity is stolen? Or your privacy invaded? Suppose you are defamed? Can the truth ever catch up with the libel? The author of a brilliant new book, “Violated Online,” tells Jim how you can protect yourself, and even fight back, by remembering a few simple rules.
When four days of rioting broke out in London last August with thugs mobilizing on the social media, the British government turned to our own Bill Bratton for advice in handling the violence, the street gangs and the Metropolitan Police. Bill explains his strategy to restore law and order in England.
The Mid-East expert just returned from Egypt where she waded through mobs of protesters, interviewed autocrats, and drew some stark conclusions as to what Mubarak’s toppling means for the foreign relations of the United States.
The author of the bestseller, “The Facebook Effect,” tells the true story of the development of Facebook which you didn’t get in the hit movie.
Susskind argues that the time charges oriented business model of the large law firm is flawed, and that if lawyers don’t reinvent themselves, and use technology to package their services, they will surely risk extinction.
He tells Jim how dictatorships use the Net for their own repressive ends–and why the cyber-utopians have got it all wrong.
He has over 1.2 million followers on Twitter. When he Tweeted his posse, “I need a cure for hiccups right now,” he instantly received a torrent of suggestions.
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