The Network

Alun Lewis with the series that guides you through the information age.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970429]

Alun Lewis returns with the series that walks through the minefield of the information age. This week, the history and future of global communications. Can the world get any smaller?

Producer Rami Tzabar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970429]

Unknown: Alun Lewis

Producer: Rami Tzabar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970506]

Alun Lewis with the series that walks through the minefield of the information age. Today he wanders down to a street in London to meet an on-line neighbourhood where the houses are networked together. He finds out how they are getting to grips with the information age, and discovers just what it can do for fly-fishing. Producer Rami Tzabar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970506]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970513]

The third of six programmes walking through the minefield of the information age considers its impact on how people get about. Imagine: robots drive people's cars, and as everyone works from home, there is no need to commute. Is this the future of transport? Alun Lewis investigates. Producer Rami Tzabar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970513]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970520]

In the age of information, knowledge is power. In the fourth of six programmes presenter Alun Lewis sets out to discover what people are using this knowledge for and what it might do to society. Producer Rami Tzabar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970520]

Presenter: Alun Lewis

Producer: Rami Tzabar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970527]

The fifth of six programmes about the information age. Alun Lewis tries his hand at toppling governments by e-mail and doing his weekly shopping from home.

Producer Rami Tzabar

E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970527]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970603]

The last of six programmes about the information age. Can information have a life of its own? Alun Lewis talks to Igor Aleksander and Richard Dawkins about artificial consciousness. Producer Rami Tzabar

E-MAIL address: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970603]

Talks: Alun Lewis

Unknown: Igor Aleksander

Unknown: Richard Dawkins

Producer: Rami Tzabar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971118]

Alun Lewis returns with the series that guides you through the information age. 1: Ghosts in the Machine. How is computing power catering for those in search of spiritual enlightenment? Producer Jim Clarke

E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971118]

Unknown: Alun Lewis

Producer: Jim Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971125]

Alun Lewis presents the series that guides you through the information age. 2: Creativity from the Keyboard

In 1946, an obscure Russian patent clerk published a new theory on the creativity of invention considered so radical that it cost him ten years in the Gulag. His methods have now been rediscovered and computerised, with remarkable results.

Producer Jim Clarke

E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971125]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971202]

A six-part guide to the information age. 3: Digitally Decisive

Does having access to more information mean that we always make better decisions? Alun Lewis puts computing power to the test. Producer Jim Clarke

E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971209]

A six-part guide to the information age. 4: Computer dating is now commonplace. But what about computer sex? Long-lost friends and new-found lovers are meeting anonymously in cyberspace. Alun Lewis asks if cybersex can lead to cyber-adultery? And what if that long-lost friend is not who they seem? Producer Rami Tzabar

E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971209]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971216]

Alun Lewis presents a six-part guide to the information age.

5: Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

Even in the digital age. Murphy's Law lives on - if it can go wrong, it will. We love to point the finger at technology, but who is really to blame? Producer Rami Tzabar.

E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971216]

Unknown: Alun Lewis

Producer: Rami Tzabar.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971223]

In the last of six programmes about the information age, Alun Lewis and guests contemplate the future. How will we work and play in the 21st century and beyond? Will information rule - or has it already taken over? Producer Rami Tzabar.

E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971223]
Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 September 199519950919

Producer: T. MURCOTT

Next in series: 17 September 1996

Previous in series: 6/6

Description

Pres by Alun LEWIS. Producer Toby MURCOTT.

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

discussion programmes (programme format)

science programmes (genre)

perfection

superiority

fear

artificial intelligence

social groups

calculation (mathematics)

applied sciences

use of computers

computer programs

electronic apparatus

Broadcast history

19 Sep 1995 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alun Lewis

Angela Lamont

Toby Murcott (Producer)

Ian Dyer (Speaker)

Alan Beard (Speaker)

Roger Silverstone (sussex university (spkr)) (Speaker)

Steve Woolgar (Speaker)

Christine Guilfoyle (Speaker)

Alex Goodall (Speaker)

Liz Healey (Speaker)

Claire Madalana (Speaker)

Michael Fisher (manchester met university (spk) (Speaker)

Andrew Sutherland (oracle (spkr)) (Speaker)

197B0519970527

The fifth of six programmes that walk through the minefield of the information age.

In this age, is power - but power to do what? Alun Lewis finds out what we can do with information and tries his hand at toppling governments by e-mail, and doing his weekly shopping from home.

197B06 LAST19970603

With internet terminals across the globe, the nature of live entertainment is changing fast.

Not only does the audience not have to turn up for a concert, neither does the band.

But is this really an interactive event, or simply a couch potato charter? Alun Lewis delves into the new world of networked performance.

197D01Ghosts In The Machine19971118

How is computing power catering for those in search of spiritual enlightenment?

197D02Creativity From The Keyboard19971125

In 1946, an obscure Russian patent clerk published a new theory on the creativity of invention considered so radical that it cost him 10 years in the Gulag.

His methods have now been rediscovered and computerised, with remarkable results.

197D03Digitally Decisive19971202

Does having access to more information mean that we always make better decisions? Alun Lewis puts computing power to the test.

197D04Cybersex19971209

Computer dating is now commonplace.

But what about computer sex? Long-lost friends and new-found lovers are meeting anonymously in cyberspace.

Alun Lewis asks if cybersex can lead to cyberadultery? And what if that long-lost friend is not who they seem to be?

197D05Whose Fault Is It Anyway?19971216

Even in the digital age, Murphy's Law lives on - if it can go wrong, it will.

We love to point the finger at technology, but who is really to blame?

197D06The Future19971223

Alun Lewis and guests contemplate the future.

How will we work and play in the 21st century and beyond? Will information rule - or has it already taken over?