Hacking Culture

Exploring practices and technologies that contribute to well-being

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Hacking Culture explores a variety of topics, from hacking your brain with mindfulness to software that gives people freedom from surveillance capitalists. Episodes feature interviews with meditation teachers, neurologists, free-software advocates, academics, and anyone else who can help us better understand the technology, science, and embodied practices that contribute to well-being.


This episode of Hacking Culture explores the topic of free software in the music industry. Matthew Tift talks with Jesse von Doom about how the CASH Music platform solves problems for working musicians, exploring such topics as funding a free software project, the challenges that come with running a non-profit organization, and promoting free software to musicians.


This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 3.0 United States license. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka (http://www.opengoldbergvariations.org). The musical interludes all come from ccMixter.org. "Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)" by spinningmerkaba, featuring Morusque, Jeris, CSoul, and Alex Beroza (http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33345), "Cafe connection" by morgantj, featuring Morusque (http://ccmixter.org/files/morgantj/18947), "I dunno" by grapes (http://ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626), and "Parametaphoriquement" by gmz (http://ccmixter.org/files/gmz/19367) under CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0). "Naturally" by Vidian, featuring Michael Burns and Morea Arthur (http://ccmixter.org/files/Vidian/49087) under CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0).


In this second episode of Hacking Culture, Matthew Tift talks with Bill Haenel from North Country Public Radio about free software in public media.


All music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka.


This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 3.0 United States license.


Lullabot has a new monthly show, hosted by Matthew Tift, featuring in-depth interviews with open source and free software advocates.


This inaugural episode of Hacking Culture introduces the idea of software forking, one of the fundamental characteristics of free software, and Matthew talks with Nate Haug about Backdrop, a Drupal fork.


This episode (which augments Drupalize.Me episode 26) explores a variety of topics, including how Nate got involved in free software development, the philosophical and structural differences between Backdrop and Drupal, similarities that Backdrop shares with other well-known software forks, and the release of Backdrop 1.0 on January 15, 2015.


All music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka. This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 3.0 United States license.