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June 2009: Profiling Cyber Crime Victims

So you think you're computer savvy, but how well do you understand anti-virus software, firewalls, and botnets (oh my!). First Monday Podcast interviews Daniel Downs about his article which examines the public's knowledge and practice of Internet security.

Also! Jennifer Kelley reviews IT Conversations.

Remix book cover November 2008: Rethinking Remix

First Monday Podcast interviews Lawrence Lessig about his new book Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy. Podcast Editors AJ Hannah and Joy Austria take on Remix - what worked, what didn't and what ideas were left out of the mix. Lastly, Jennifer Kelley reviews NPR: Technology Podcast. Extra Features

Openness logo October 2008: Openness 2.0 - Part 1: The State of Openness
Welcome to Openness 2.0 a five part ongoing series brought to you by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries.

In Part 1 Sandra Braman, Mary Case and Steve Jones breakdown the current state of Openness in policy, culture and academics.

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September 2008: Music 2.0 with Bloodshot Records

We continue our ongoing series investigating how the music industry’s various stakeholders are adapting to the online environment.

Indie record label Bloodshot Records weighs in on the discussion – reacting to Robert Frost’s article, defending the existence of record labels, and examining the larger cultural questions underlying the developing online music industry.

Also! Jennifer Kelley reviews Diggnation Podcast.

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August 2008: One Down...

It's hard to believe it's been one year, but here you have it - the Anniversary Issue of First Monday Podcast!

We guarantee this won't be a typical episode as Joy and AJ discuss the past year of podcasting, interviewed by First Monday Chief Editor Ed Valausakas.

Thanks to all our listeners for sticking with us all this time, and hope you keep listening as we move into another exciting year!

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June 2008: Watch the Ordinary

This month Michael Newman shows us how video on the Web, made by ordinary people like you, are challenging everything from professional design, aesthetic tastes, and mass media marketing.

Also! Jennifer Kelley kicks off our Podcast Review Segment with a review of The World's Technology Podcast.

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Maureen O'Sullivan May 2008: Copyright©

Maureen O'Sullivan, author of “Creative Commons and Contemporary Copyright” sits down with First Monday Podcast to discuss copyright, the potential of the Creative Commons, and permissible podcast language.

April 2008: The Faustian Bargain with Web 2.0

Special editor Michael Zimmer discusses “Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0” — getting behind the hype and taking stock of Web 2.0’s impact on users like you.

Image of a newspaper March 2008: NextGen Reporters and Journalism for the 21st Century

Bill Cassidy addresses the differences between online and print reporters and ponders the future of journalism.

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February 2008: Google Scholars?

Alison J. Head challenges the popular belief today’s college undergraduates are hopelessly dependent on Google to satisfy their research needs.

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January 2008: Music 2.0 — Part One

First Monday Podcast investigates how the music industry’s various stakeholders — from record companies, to musicians, to radio — are adapting to the online environment.

In part one of this ongoing series University of Michigan professor Robert Frost discusses the artistic and financial advantages of eliminating record companies.

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December 2007: Stephanie Mills — Canaries in the Digital Age

Modern day Luddite, ecological activist, writer and lecturer Stephanie Mills believes her role in today’s high–tech culture is to critically assess the totality of technology which might mean limiting our pursuit of certain kinds of knowledge.

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November 2007: Paul Duguid

Listen to Paul Duguid discuss his views on the Google Books Project, Tristram Shandy, and respond to his critics.

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October 2007: Edward Valauskas

First Monday editor in chief took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about the future of the library, dinosaurs and gumbo.

Listen to Ed’s final Follett Lecture - The Library is Dead... Long Live the Library! sponsered by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

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September 2007: Siva Vaidhyanathan — The Googlization of Everything

Cultural historian, media scholar, author Siva Vaidhyanathan discusses how the Google Book Project threatens copyright.

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August 2007: Ian Bogost

Listen to Ian Bogost discuss his new book Persuasive Games (just published by MIT Press), politics, and Spore in this new feature.

Read Ian Bogost’s First Monday article, "Playing Politics: Video Games for Politics, Activism, and Advocacy".  Visit Ian Bogost’s Web site.

*Editor's note: This interview was recorded prior to the printing of Ian Bogost’s book.