Twenty five years ago, burying communications lines under road rights of way seemed like a great way to keep those increasingly crucial utilities protected from the elements. But as the climate has changed and sea levels continue to rise, many of those seemingly impregnable tunnels may soon fill up with seawater. That’s a huge potential […]
This week on the Tone Madison podcast, we’re doing something a little bit different. Last year, I interviewed Alejandra Perez and Mike Pellino of a Madison band called Miyha. At the time, Alejandra suggested that to me that she should interview me. I don’t like attracting attention to myself, because the whole Tone Madison thing is […]
We wanted to share a fun new feature that we’re experimenting with on the Tone Madison podcast feed. For the next few weeks we’ll be adding in some audio versions of recently published articles. It’s something we’ve dabbled with in the past—but we’re looking to make this a regular part of the site now, instead of an […]
When asked about her work, Ingrid Burrington says she “writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about places, politics, and the weird feelings people have about both.” Less modestly, she’s also a research fellow at Data and Society and writes for The Atlantic magazine, penning “Beneath the Cloud,” a series about the physical world that makes up the internet.
Brian Standing spoke with Ingrid about the material impacts and labor of a seemingly immaterial network.
Pledge Drive! Today Karma talks with Dr. Catalina Toma to discuss her work on online relationships and deception. Given that so much of our lives are online now, how has that changed how we relate to one another? How much does online communication change our sense of self, how we experience our relationships, and what we […]
(WORT) — A study to investigate providing high-speed public broadband in Madison is just getting underway. Mayor Paul Soglin is a supporter of creating a public internet utility that would provide equal access to broadband for all residents and says this feasibility study is the first step to making the plan a reality. Cameron Bren has this report.