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Episode 6

Digital Human, Series 1 Episode 6 of 7

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 04 June 2012

Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world.

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    Four Tet Liquefaction

  • Image for Four Tet

    Four Tet Circling

  • Image for Mastodon

    Mastodon Just got Paid

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    Cinema Sound Orchestra Ace Hanlon

    main theme

  • Human Flesh Search Engines

    Jeremy Goldkorn explains the Chinese net phenomena of the human flesh search engine. Its where groups of individuals band together often for an on/offline witch hunt to expose and humiliate someone. Although its also been used to reunite families and reveal corruption.

    Jeremy Goldkorn
  • Plotting the spread of media and other diseases

    Plotting the spread of media and other diseases

    Dr Robert Smith? (yes the question mark is part of his name). Came to fame when he used a zombie outbreak to model disease spread. He's applying the same technique to look at how content spreads virally.

    University of Ottawa page for Dr Robert Smith?
  • Social media and mass hysteria

    Here's a link to the case Leroy New York of mass hysteria that some experts have cited as the 1st fully fledged panic spread by social media.

    Leroy outbreak of mass hysteria


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