September 26, 2003

“ILLEGAL ART” AND COPYRIGHT

Carrie McLaren, curator of Illegal Art exhibition and editor/publisher of Stay Free! Magazine; and Siva Vaidhyanathan [vod hee uh noth en], assistant professor of culture and communications, New York University, and author of COPYRIGHTS AND COPYWRONGS

Host: Jack Brighton


August 29, 2002

Linked: The New Science of Networks

Guest: Albert-László Barabasi.

In the age of the Internet, networks are a concept that surrounds us—we are all connected to other things and people in numerous ways. Today on Focus, we're joined by physicist Albert-László Barabasi to discuss the science of networks, the laws that they follow, and how they permeate and appear in just about every field and part of life one could imagine.


December 07, 2001

Sputnik: The Shock of the Century

Guest: Paul Dickson.

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched what would be the first man-made object to enter space. Today on Focus, we'll explore the dramatic history of Sputnik's launch, the instantaneous impact it made on the next decade to come, and the developments that brought America into the space race. Our guest will be writer Paul Dickson, author of Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.


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November 27, 2001

Sequencing the Human Genome

Guest: Eric Green.

Today on Focus we'll review what is arguably the most ambitious medical research project ever undertaken: the exploration of the human genome. Our guest will be Eric Green from the National Human Genome Research Institute. He'll explain some of their technology and give us a progress report. Much has been accomplished, he says, but we are only partway up the mountain.


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