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The Digital Human

Series 22

Find

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Aleks discovers how after a 14 year search by thousands of people online, a man called Satoshi was finally found using a single photo and what this means for our privacy. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 10

Sublime

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Aleks Krotoski explores life in the digital world. Aleks reconnects with the physical layer of our digital world to be reminded that it is not otherworldly but built by people. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 6

Episode 1: Risk

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Our brains are running security software designed to protect us against lions and bears. Aleks Krotoski explores how well it works when faced with the risks of the digital world. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 8

Episode 1: Detection

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

In the first of the new series, Aleks Krotoski explores how the web has influenced detection, from uncovering Osama Bin Laden to discovering the identity of Jane and John Does. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 6

Episode 2: Language

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world's impact on our original social networking technology - language. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 6

Episode 5: Maps

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Aleks Krotoski examines what digital mapping has meant for our understanding of the world. Are we always aware of the decisions that make them look the way they do? Show more

The Digital Human

Series 22

Fated

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Aleks Krotoski explores the power of toys and play in shaping our technological future. And asks if the image of what's to come gets stuck in attitudes & expectations of the past? Show more

The Digital Human

Series 11

Anger

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

We seem to be living in an age of anger and nowhere is that more apparent than certain parts of the internet. Aleks Krotoski explores if digital media is a symptom or the cause. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 11

Subconscious

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

How much of our interaction with technology occurs out of our awareness, even when we have the illusion of control? Aleks Krotoski investigates. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 11

Echo

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

There is an old joke that talking to yourself is first sign of madness but we now know its an essential mental tool . So how much of what we do online is that same inner speech?

The Digital Human

Series 11

Alternate

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Aleks Krotoski finds out about an online community who believe in a film that doesn't exist and contemplates base reality with cognitive neuroscientist Donald Hoffman. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 11

Silence

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Aleks Krotoski explores living in a digital world. Why in a digital world can silence make us feel uncomfortable and how can technology actually help us achieve silence? Show more

The Digital Human

Series 12

Sin-eaters

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

There is a price for keeping our feeds free of images that would disgust and distress us. It's paid by the individuals who filter out the horrors. These are today's sin-eaters. Show more

The Digital Human

Series 12

Ritual

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

By creating a web of meaning, rituals help control the uncontrollable and explain the inexplicable. Aleks Krotoski explores whether we use rituals enough in the digital world? Show more