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Radio & Podcast

Monday, October 30 -- "Radio, Podcast, PRX: Taking the ‘Net Ethos Off the Screen"

  • Guests: Jake Shapiro and Benjamen Walker
  • Reading: TBD
  • Assignments: Make a 2.5 minute recording of your argument in an empathic form; volunteers will be asked to present their recorded oral arguments in class to be workshopped for both the ideas of empathic argument and the methodology for recording them. (NOTE: These recordings are not due in Tuesday's class.)
  • "Media Mix" MP3 by Steve Schultze - an attempt at empathic audio argument for regulatory action in an environment of derugulation and media transition (Note, this is a highly produced piece. Your assignments will probably be much simpler.)
    • This piece features: Studs Turkel, Documentarian (2001), Marshall McLuhan (1967), J.C.R. Licklider, Internet Engineer (1972), Bell Labs Speech Synthesis Record (1962), Bill Moyers (2006), Senator Ted Sevens, R-AK (2006), Lyndon B. Johnson (1967), Edward R. Murrow (performed by David Straithairn), Newton Minnow, FCC Chairman (1961), Tim Wu, Columbia Law School (2006), Yochai Benkler (2006)

Tuesday, October 31 -- "Practice Day: Audio Production"

  • Guest: Colin Rhinesmith
  • Reading: TBD
  • Assignments: Download Audacity and record your podcast. Follow the directions on the Create A Podcast page. Due Monday, 11/6, for both law students and extension school students.

What are Podcasts?

Wikipedia's Podcast article provides an overview, history, and description of the mechanics of podcasting, along with a series of useful links.

Lecture Videos

The lectures for this week are on Monday, October 30th at 1:15pm and Tuesday, October 31st at 1:15pm. Both will be taped. They will be available here in QuickTime format approximately 24 hours after they occur.

Monday 10/30/06 (watch first)

Monday 10/30/06 (watch next)

Tuesday 10/31/06 (watch first)

Tuesday 10/31/06 (watch next)


Get the Videos Delivered (or if you have trouble w/ playback)

  • Democracy Player is a free and open source video player/aggregator that will download and play back your class videos (sort of like a TiVo for your computer).
  • Mplayer is another free and open source video player with its own codecs for playing Real(tm) and Quicktime(tm) (as well as all the other common formats). Some people who have problems with Democracy Player can play the videos with mplayer.
  • VLC is another video player. It is, in my opinion (this being Dean), far easier to use than Mplayer.

Lecture Notes

Here are Lecture Notes for Monday, 10/30

Here are Lecture Notes for Tuesday, 10/31

Office Hour Transcript

We discussed empathic argument in office hours in Second Life on Tuesday night. The transcript is available here.

Discussion of Radio's impact on society... past, present, and future

Links and Popular Podcasts

Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

NPR Podcasts

Wikipedia's entry on Podcast

CyberOne Podcast Page

Download Podsafe Music

Create A Podcast