64. Lounge Bite: Small-file Aesthetics

We all know about the monetary cost of streaming media, but what does it cost the planet? Other Ways to Listen Apple Podcasts | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts | RSS Links and Show Notes Sy Taffel 53. Excess Energy and Urban Eyesores Apple Music announces Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos; will bring Lossless Audio to entire catalog Laura U. Marks Marks, L.U., 2020, ‘Let’s…More

Presenting Hemispheric Views One Prime Plus

If you have been following my blog and its associated Lounge Ruminator podcast, then you may recall an episode that I uploaded on 16 August 2020: ’39. International Mac Nerds with Special Guests Andrew Canion and Jason Burk’. This shared, extended audio rumination became the pilot for Hemispheric Views, a fortnightly podcast that I now co-host…More

63. Information Curation

In this episode, I offer a quick critique on Apple’s power as a ‘vectoralist’ of information, drawing on Kara Swisher’s recent interview of CEO Tim Cook and the work of scholar McKenzie Wark. Other Ways to Listen Apple Podcasts | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts | RSS Links and Show Notes Introduction 00:00 Hmmmm… that was a longer gap between episodes than…More

Rumination 73: Trees and Identity

Like just about any other human being, I have a strong attachment to my home and the landscape that surrounds me. I feel incredibly grateful to live in the city of Wollongong—part of the Illawarra region—and enjoy its distinctive, narrow coastline, backed by an escarpment that gives otherwise ignorant Westerners like me a sense of…More

62. Three Films with One Idea

I discuss a conceptual shift in my podcasting research, the shock of the (big) HomePod’s discontinuation and finally, three wonderful films that challenge us to think differently. Other Ways to Listen Apple Podcasts | Castro | Overcast | Pocket Casts | RSS Links and Show Notes Research Rumination 00:44 A Hacker Manifesto (2004 book) by McKenzie Wark ‘Escaping the Amazon’ (2021 article) by…More