The HyperClick Podcast
5 // Steven Levy – A game of Risk with Mark Zuckerberg

5 // Steven Levy – A game of Risk with Mark Zuckerberg

July 28, 2021

While we were sharing our likes and thoughts on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was on his mission to build a parallel universe; with shadow profiles, disentangled connections, absorbing more and more companies into the land of Facebook and bombarding you with even more push notifications to drag you back into the rabbit hole.

My guest is Steven Levy, named America’s premier technology journalist by the Washington Post. He dove into the history of the company that literally changed the way in which we communicate and Zuckerbergs’ mission to connect the world. In 2020 he published the book ‘Facebook: the inside story’.

“Mark Zuckerberg is inspired by people like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar – and his favorite board game is Risk” Steven tells. In our conversation, we talk more about his experiences with Mark, some of the bigger scandals and developments at Facebook over the years and what the future of social media might hold for us.



4 // Roanne van Voorst – Quantified love

4 // Roanne van Voorst – Quantified love

June 30, 2021

With technology, we are exploring new types of intimacy. But, which one are we losing? The more we rely on technology to know who to like, love or find attractive, the more we might ignore our intuition – Maybe even distrust our own feelings. Will algorithms become a modern version of the arranged marriage? Will we unlearn how to flirt the more we use dating apps? And what is a smart orgasm? 

In this episode, I will be talking about data and intimacy with futures-anthropologist Roanne van Voorst. Currently, she’s working on a book about the future of love. We’re exploring this topic in three parts, the future of friendship, romance, sex. We already feel empathy for robot vacuums, and in 2050, it might be even normal that ten per cent of people will have sex with a robot and want to live with one; what does that mean for the future of human connections?

3 // Cathy O’Neil – Victims of Algorithms

3 // Cathy O’Neil – Victims of Algorithms

May 26, 2021

Big data increases inequality and threatens democracy – because the privileged are processed by people and the masses by machines. The promise was that algorithms and Artificial Intelligence would reduce discrimination in our society, objectifying decisions and freeing them from human emotions, biases and prejudices. But what if the historical bias is in the data? Or the model is prejudiced? Algorithms start looking for vulnerable targets and harm the powerless people in our society – People that don't understand or question the systems. And if they do, they got 'math-shamed'.


My Guest is Cathy O'Neil. In her highly-priced book 'Weapons of Math Destruction, she gave a voice to the victims of algorithms. O'Neil is an American mathematician, data scientist and algorithmic auditor.

2 // Tamar Sharon – Fitbit-ification of life

2 // Tamar Sharon – Fitbit-ification of life

April 28, 2021

What are we giving up to be healthier? How is health or healthier defined, and by who? In this episode, we explore the benefits and the risks of the datafication – the Googlization – of Health. 

My guest is Tamar Sharon, philosopher of Technology and co-director of the interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance (iHub)


Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)
Frank Pasquale - Hospice care
Micheal Waltzer - Sphere Transgression
Tatiana Duarte - Contact tracing apps
Seda Guerses – computational infrastructures

1 // Paul Tang – A World Without Big-Tech

1 // Paul Tang – A World Without Big-Tech

March 24, 2021

"Let's reshape the world of data, digital services and big-tech." The final words of a conversation with the Dutch politician Paul Tang – A Member of the European Parliament for the Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA). We talked about the Digital Services Act, a legislative proposal he worked on to fight centralised market power and enforce transparency on the use of data and algorithms. Pauls mission is to break-up big-tech by attacking their business model: personalised advertising. 

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0 // Just before you Click

0 // Just before you Click

February 24, 2021

We allow things in our online world that are illegal –or at least undesirable– in our offline society. Why? You might think that data and algorithms are nerdy, dry and complicated topics. And that understanding computation is only for a few bright minds. We like to argue otherwise. Let's find out what happens on the other side of your screen when you click. Because the digital universe has a lot to offer, but what price do you pay for access? Nothing is for free. Not even on the WorldWide Web. When it seems free, you are the product. // In this episode, we would like to introduce you to the HyperClick podcast and Studio Julia Janssen.

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