Episode 3, the art of sharing considers the issues, ethics and politics of file sharing and art. Hot Water Music bassist Jason Black reflects on coming to terms with the ethical boundaries of file sharing and how it in turn has affected the punk rock community. Author Kathleen Winter reflects on the social significance of art and shares her experience with finding her novel Annabel being distributed online. UK rapper Dan Bull provides perspective on responding to the legal consequences of file sharing and on coming up with new ways to create community with his fans.
Episode 2 looks at new maps to guide us, examining the socio-political and psychological impact of maps and mapping systems. Radical geographer Esteban Kelly discusses maps as implements of social change and suggests a critical approach to map interpretation. Reality hacker Antero Alli guides us thtough his expanded theory of the 8 circuit mind.
High Alert’s first episode looks at the topic of “Living First, and working last”. According to the World Health Organization, in 2020 depression will be the second cause of disability, behind heart disease. Economic upheaval has removed or reduced financially security for millions of people world wide. This begs the question: what meaning and value does work bring to our daily lives?