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Jamillah Knowles | 10:31 UK time, Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Hello Outriders!

This week we have an all female line up on the podcast so be ready for some tech talk girl-style.



First up - more success from the inimitable Dr Sue Black. The one woman whirlwind is most likely to be found online campaigning to help out Bletchley Park, the UK home of the code breakers and the foundations of British computing. This time around she worked with a team to purchase the Turing Papers for Bletchley. Find out why this is important and the ups and downs of trying to secure a piece of history through an exciting auction!


Thanks to Sue for letting us borrow her image of the Turing papers - you can see more via her web pages and Posterous account.





More tech with a conscience this week.  Rosemary Melchior, Robert Weeks and Willy Wang are all interns at the New York ad agency BBH. They were challenged to do something great and came up with a way for the voices of homeless people to appear online. The project is called Underheard in New York. Rosemary told me how it not only opened a door to communications but also opened her mind about  life on the street.



Last but not least, an opportunity for us all to look into our digital futures and have a say in how we feel our online lives may grow. Venessa Miemis studies the impact of social media technologies on society and culture, she and her team have created Open Foresight. The site combines crowd sourced opinion as well as expert advice to work out and present future visions. It’s an excellent way to think about the things that are yet to come.


That’s all we had time for this week - but next week - providing all goes well, I should be able to bring you a sense of the hectic conference known as SXSW.  Join us for the tech, the people and the atmosphere at the 25th anniversary of the event.


Until next week in Austin, Texas!

~ Jamillah


  • Comment number 1.

    Outriders is absolutely fantastic. I'm glad you have a podcast too as I can't always be up all night. Rhod's programme is the best thing on 5Live by a country mile (no trivial trash like a certain afternoon presenter) and your Outriders programme feets neatly into the Rhod's show.

    Well done. Keep up the good work.


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