99% Invisible

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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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99% Invisible

Roman Mars
1 287- The Nut Behind the Wheel2017-12-05 22:58:46
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2 286- A 700-Foot Mountain of Whipped Cream2017-11-28 21:03:36
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3 285- Money Makers2017-11-21 22:05:55
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4 284- Hero Props: Graphic Design in Film & Television2017-11-14 22:57:08
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5 283- Dollhouses of St. Louis2017-11-07 16:25:14
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6 282- Oyster-tecture2017-10-31 22:25:16
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7 281- La Sagrada Familia2017-10-25 01:30:00
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8 280- Half Measures2017-10-18 07:00:00
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9 279- The Containment Plan2017-10-11 03:30:00
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10 278- The Athletic Brassiere2017-10-03 23:13:42
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11 277- Ponte City Tower2017-09-26 17:29:10
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12 276- The Finnish Experiment2017-09-19 21:14:13
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13 275- Coal Hogs Work Safe2017-09-12 22:14:40
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14 274- The Age of the Algorithm2017-09-05 23:45:54
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274- The Age of the Algorithm

Computer algorithms now shape our world in profound and mostly invisible ways. They predict if we’ll be valuable customers and whether we’re likely to repay a loan. They filter what we see on social media, sort through resumes, and evaluate job performance. They inform prison sentences and monitor our health. Most of these algorithms have been created with good intentions. The goal is to replace subjective judgments with objective measurements. But it doesn’t always work out like that. “I don’t think mathematical models are inherently evil — I think it’s the way they’re used that are evil,” says mathematician Cathy O’Neil, author of the book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. She has studied number theory, worked as a data scientist at start-ups, and built predictive algorithms for various private enterprises. Through her work, she’s become critical about the influence of poorly-designed algorithms. The Age of the Algorithm …read more

15 273- Notes on an Imagined Plaque2017-08-29 21:47:20
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16 272- Person in Lotus Position2017-08-22 21:13:02
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17 271- The Great Dismal Swamp2017-08-15 22:42:25
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18 270- The Stethoscope2017-08-09 01:09:48
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19 269- Ways of Hearing2017-08-01 23:39:13
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20 268- El Gordo2017-07-25 18:04:57
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