“How do we ensure technology makes our lives better?” Professor Johanna Weaver, Director, ANU Tech Policy Design Centre.
Tech Mirror: Reflecting on technology and society with Johanna Weaver explores how technology impacts our lives: the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.
Technology is made by humans. When we refocus on this foundational truth, it opens the possibility that technology can be made differently.
Questions about how we might shape technology differently are not just “technical” questions. The answers to these questions go to the very core of the fabric our societies.
Just as there is a variety of diverse voices involved in the development of health policy, or national security policy, we need more people to actively engage in tech policy discussions.
Through interviews with the movers and shapers, and analysis by experts and opinionated guests, this podcast will empower you to participate in policy discussions to shape the technologies that will shape our future.
Dr Catherine Ball, businesswoman, futurist, and ‘dame of drones’ sits down with Johanna Weaver in the studio to discuss her new book ‘Converge’, which takes readers on a (mostly) optimistic journey through technological breakthroughs that will shape our future.Read more
Security by Design or Disaster?
Professor Lee Bygrave, Director of the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law in the University of Oslo, joins Johanna in the studio to discuss security by design.Read more
This week we are bringing you a discussion that we recorded as part of NetThing 2022 – Australia’s Internet Governance Community Forum. Johanna was joined by Kate Pounder, CEO of the Tech Council of Australia, and Richard Windeyer, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.Read more
Conditions of Possibility
In this episode, Johanna sits down with Professor Elanor Huntington FTSE, Executive Director of Digital, National Facilities & Collections at CSIRO, and Professor of Quantum Cybernetics at ANU.Read more
Public Technology and Public Policy
In this episode, Johanna sits down with Sharad Sharma, a distinguished evangelist of public interest technology in India. Sharad co-founded the non-profit think tank iSPIRT in 2013 and has held senior leadership positions across tech companies in India and the US.Read more
Diversity in Tech
In this episode, Johanna interviews Luli Adeyemo, Director of Tech Diversity and Founder of Best Case Scenario Marketing.Read more
The Digital Republic
In this episode, Johanna interviews Jamie Susskind, barrister and author of The Digital Republic: On Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century.Read more
Hacktivists, Hackers, & Mercenaries
In this episode, Johanna interviews Professor Ciaran Martin, former CEO of the UK’s Cyber Security Centre, and Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at Oxford University.Read more
Australia’s Quantum Advantage
In this episode, Johanna interviews Professor Michelle Simmons AO, world-leading quantum pioneer and Director of Sydney-based manufacturer Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC).Read more
The Tech Policy Design Centre is proud to introduce our new title, Tech Mirror: Reflecting on technology and society with Johanna Weaver. To launch our new title, the TPDC team is putting Johanna in the hot seat for the first time.Read more
The Great Tech Game
This week, we bring you Johanna’s discussion with Anirudh Suri, Managing Partner at India Internet Fund and author of the new book, The Great Tech Game: Shaping Geopolitics and the Destinies of Nations.Read more