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David Boles: Human Meme

Welcome to the David Boles: Human Meme podcast! You may subscribe via Apple iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Spotify and RSS or your own podcast player. We explore ideas of knowing, merits of sharing, and the danger of thought -- as one listener wrote about this podcast; "Mindfulness with an edge" and another said, "You have the spirit of philosophy; you inspire dialectic thoughts." David Boles lives at, writes for, and publishes with David Boles' memetic conundrum considers the braided prairie pause against the sinking sky: "I can't see what it is; and I don't know what it isn't."

Mar 29, 2024

This analysis will be an examination into the heart of how historical biases have shaped, and continue to shape, the technologies that permeate our lives. In this episode, we embark on a critical exploration of the invisible threads that connect past practices with present challenges, revealing the subtle yet powerful ways in which biases can become embedded in the very fabric of our technological advancements. As we traverse from the era of the Shirley Cards, a seemingly innocuous tool that nonetheless perpetuated a narrow and exclusionary vision of human skin tone, to the modern landscape of AI and new media, we uncover the multifaceted layers of discrimination that lurk beneath the surface of innovation.