New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

Joining me this afternoon in the 5 o'clock hour, writer, director, Astra Taylor, discussing her most recent book,  The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. Ms. Taylor will be appearing at the Oakland Book Festival
 the following Sunday, May 31, in a panel discussion, Radical Lives, Radical Cities: Oakland and Beyond, with Elaine Brown and Frank B. Wilderson III. 

 


"Taylor is the Marshall McLuhan or the Neil Postman of our new digital economy, the lonely voice raising urgent questions we need to answer together . . . If The People's Platform doesn't spark the conversation about the kind of democracy and culture we deserve, then we'll deserve the one we get."--NY1 News' The Book Reader


The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where all can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian visions, The People's Platform argues that the Internet in fact amplifies real-world inequities at least as much as it ameliorates them. Online, just as off-line, attention and influence largely accrue to those who already have plenty of both. A handful of giant companies remain the gatekeepers, while the worst habits of the old media model--the pressure to seek easy celebrity, to be quick and sensational above all--have proliferated in the ad-driven system.
We can do better, Astra Taylor insists. The online world does offer a unique opportunity, but a democratic culture that supports work of lasting value will not spring up from technology alone. If we want the Internet to truly be a people's platform, we will have to make it so.

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ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Kenny Dorham Afrodisia Afro-Cuban Blue Note
Horace Silver Pretty Eyes Cape Verdean Blues Blue Note
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Pensativa Free for All Blue Note
Phineas Newborn, Jr. Manteca A World of Piano Contemporary
Airbreak
Modern Jazz Quartet Django Django Prestige
John Lewis featuring Eric Dolphy Afternoon in Paris The Wonderful World of Jazz Atlantic
Dakota Staton Summertime The Late, Late Show Capitol
Dakota Staton Misty The Late, Late Show Capitol
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee Misty Together Again! Contemporary
Jimmy Heath Gemini Triple Threat Riverside
Airbreak
Kenny Dorham Basheer's Dream Afro-Cuban Blue Note
Santana El Nicoya Abraxas Columbia
Santana Se a Cabo Abraxas Columbia
Horace Silver Nutville Cape Verdean Blues Blue Note
Eddie Jefferson Sister Sadie The Jazz Singer Inner City
Eddie Jefferson So What The Jazz Singer Inner City
Airbreak
Cecil Taylor Conquistador Conquistador! Blue Note
Sun Ra & The Myth-Science Arkestra Love in Outer Space (excerpt) Planets of Life or Death Art Yard / Strut
Airbreak
Interview with Astra Taylor By Justin Desmangles Interview with Astra Taylor By Justin Desmangles Interview with Astra Taylor By Justin Desmangles Interview with Astra Taylor By Justin Desmangles
Sun Ra & The Myth-Science Arkestra Love in Outer Space (excerpt) Planets of Life or Death Art Yard / Strut
Herbie Hancock Round Midnight The Other Side of Round Midnight Blue Note
Airbreak
John Lewis Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West The Wonderful World of Jazz Atlantic