Why the Net Matters

David appears regularly on NPR and BBC to discuss science.  Listen to some recent appearances here:

  • Michio Kaku’s Science Fantastic – upcoming
  • Suspended In Air: Italo Calvino, BBC Radio 3, Sunday Feature, June 3, 2012 Podcast
  • World Service, BBC Radio 4, May 26, 2012
  • BBC Radio 5, Richard Bacon, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • Night Waves, BBC Radio 3, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • David Sirota Show, AM760 - Colorado, September 30, 2011: Podcast
  • Day 6, hosted by Brent Bambury, CBC, September 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Big Picture Science, SETI Institute Radio - August 29, 2011: Podcast
  • Shrink Rap Radio, August 12, 2011: Podcast
  • Brain Science Podcast, hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, July 11, 2011: Podcast
  • The Conversation, hosted by Ross Reynolds, KUOW, June 28, 2011: Podcast
  • The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, June 6, 2011: Podcast
  • The Forum, Apr 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Science Weekly, Apr 10, 2011: Podcast
  • Start of the Week, Apr 4, 2011: Podcast
  • Nature Podcast, April 2011: Podcast
  • Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, National Public Radio, May 31, 2011: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, March 8, 2011: PodcastPublic Radio
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, September 20, 2010: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, July 27, 2009: Podcast
  • BBC World Service, June 24, 2010: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, hosted by Natasha Mitchell, Australian Broadcasting Corportaion, 20 June 2009: Podcast
  • The Interview, BBC World Service, 12 June, 2009: Podcast
  • Late Night Live with Philip Adams, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2009: Podcast
  • All Things Considered, Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, May 18, 2009: Podcast
  • Front Row, BBC Radio 4, April 24, 2009: Podcast
  • On Point with Tom Ashbrook, National Public Radio: Podcast
  • Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, Feb 17, 2009: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, BBC Radio 4, July 22, 2008: Podcast

From the Blog

  • Profile in The New Yorker
    Profile in The New Yorker

    I had the pleasure of being profiled by my favorite magazine, The New Yorker.  Read the article here.

  • A note about head shape in mummies
    A note about head shape in mummies

    A few months ago I scanned a 3,000 mummy. What can (and can't) be concluded based on his perspicuously elongated skull shape, known as dolicocephy (elongated head)?  

  • James Holmes’ Brain: Some Initial Speculations
    James Holmes’ Brain: Some Initial Speculations

    In the wake of the Aurora movie theater shooting, many people had the same questions: What kind of derangement is indicated by the horrific acts of James Holmes? What is wrong with his brain? How will his mental state play out in the courts?

  • Radiolab fan? We are too.
    Radiolab fan? We are too.

    We love NPR's Radiolab. If you haven't listened to it yet, you should.  Check out several episodes featuring David's science or writing.

Newsflashes

How the Internet will save civilization

David's iPad app "Why the Net Matters, or Six Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization" was recently called a "superbook" by the New York Times Magazine. For a taste of the argument, read David's article in WIRED or watch a video of his talk at the Long Now Foundation. Don't have an iPad? The manuscript is now available as an eBook.

Book of the Week

Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.

6 Ways the Internet Will Save Civilization

Read David's new article in Wired magazine: "Apocalyse? No. Six Ways the Internet Will Save Civilization"

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