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Ai Weiwei, Why Are You So Angry?

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 05:09:12

Ai Weiwei, one of the most adored and influential - some might say, most dangerous - artists of our time, is our guest on the third English-language episode of “Alles gesagt?” (“Nuff Said?“), ZEIT’s never-ending podcast. Ai Weiwei is not only an artist, he’s also an architect (he helped design the National Stadium in Beijing) and a filmmaker (he directed the Oscar-nominated documentary "Human Flow”). He is also well-known as a political activist for his fight for democracy and freedom of speech in his home country and for his criticism of the Chinese government for its censorship. The hosts of “Alles gesagt?“, Jochen Wegner and Christoph Amend, met with Ai Weiwei in his Berlin studio this August. Ai Weiwei was born 1957 in Beijing as a son of author Ai Qing, a highly esteemed poet under Mao in the early 1950s. Ai grew up in re-education camps with his family after his father fell from grace with the Mao regime and was banned in 1961. (He was rehabilitated in 1976, two years after Mao’s death). In 1978, Ai Weiwei started studying animation at the film academy in Beijing before moving to New York in the 1980s. He lived in the U.S. until the early 90s, returning to Beijing in 1993 due to the illness of his father and becoming established as an artist in his home country. He had a major international breakthrough with his work “Fairytale," displayed at documenta 12 in 2007, a piece which brought 1,001 Chinese people to Kassel. Ai Weiwei has been arrested several times for his political activism. In 2011, he spent 81 days in solitary confinement, an event which was accompanied by a wave of international protest. His passport wasn't returned to him until 2015, at which time he left China for Germany, living in Berlin between 2015 and 2019, where he held a guest professorship at Berlin University of the Arts. In 2019, he decided to move to Cambridge with his family, criticizing Germany for its intolerance and racism, but he still runs his studio in Berlin. In this episode, Ai Weiwei talks about his Chinese roots, his adventures in the United States, and his experience with living in Germany. He explains his love for blackjack and criticizes the global art market. For the first time, our infinite podcast did not come to an end. Ai Weiwei is the first guest who did not choose a Schlusswort (final word) to signify the end of our conversation, and simply left. So we are still recording.

Richard Socher, was denken Maschinen?

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  • 270 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 08:16:39

Er ist einer der einflussreichsten jungen Forscher für Künstliche Intelligenz, lebt im Silicon Valley und ist geboren in der DDR: Richard Socher ist zu Gast bei "Alles gesagt?", dem unendlichen Podcast von ZEIT ONLINE und ZEITmagazin. 1983 kam er als Sohn eines Wissenschaftlers und einer Ingenieurin im Dresden auf die Welt, wuchs einige Jahre in Äthiopien auf, studierte Computerlinguistik in Leipzig und Saarbrücken - und machte sich einen Namen, als er in den USA an den berühmten Universitäten von Princeton und Stanford an neuronalen Netzwerken für Spracherkennung forschte. Richard Socher ist heute einer der international meistzitierten K.I.-Forscher. Eine Assistenzprofessur in Princeton lehnte er ab und gründete stattdessen ein Start-Up, das 2016 vom amerikanischen Tech-Konzern Salesforce übernommen wurde. Richard Socher wurde Chefwissenschaftler von Salesforce und blieb es bis zum Juli diesen Jahres, als er bekanntgab, erneut ein Start-Up zu gründen. Mit Jochen Wegner und Christoph Amend, den Gastgebern von "Alles gesagt?", unterhält sich Richard Socher über den Einfluss von Künstlicher Intelligenz auf unser Leben, darüber wie ihn die DDR geprägt hat, warum es ihn nicht in Deutschland gehalten hat - und was ihn an seiner zweiten großen Leidenschaft, dem Paragliden, so fasziniert. Auch diese Folge von "Alles gesagt?" wurde per Videoschaltung aufgenommen. Während die Gastgeber des Podcasts in Berlin saßen, schaltete sich Richard Socher aus Idaho zu. Er reiste zum Zeitpunkt der Aufnahme mit seiner Partnerin in einem Wohnmobil durch die USA. Nach 8 Stunden und 17 Minuten beendete Richard Socher die Unterhaltung, denn das darf bei "Alles gesagt?" nur der Gast.

Yuval Harari, What Is The Meaning of Life?

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  • 130 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 03:43:54

Historian and author Yuval Harari, one of the most influential intellectuals of our time, is our guest on the second English-language episode of "Alles gesagt?" ("Nuff Said?"), ZEIT's never-ending podcast. Harari's book, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind", was originally published in Hebrew in 2011 and is based on a series of 20 lectures from an undergraduate world history class he had taught. It has sold over 12 million copies and was in the top three of The "New York Times" bestseller list for 96 consecutive weeks. Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Angela Merkel, among others, are all admirers of Harari's work. In 2016 he wrote "Homo Deus", this time focussing on the future of humankind; his third book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, was published in 2018. Both have become international bestsellers. This week his latest book will be released: the graphic novel "Sapiens – The Birth of Humankind". The hosts of "Alles gesagt?", Jochen Wegner and Christoph Amend (both based in Berlin) met with Yuval Harari, who lives in Tel Aviv, via video call on October 14th. (The session was also streamed live on ZEIT ONLINE.) Harari was born in 1975 near Haifa and studied in Jerusalem; he finished his PhD in Oxford with a focus on medieval military history and wrote his dissertation on "renaissance military memoirs of noblemen". In this episode of our podcast Harari talks about a wide range of topics from religion to politics, Covid-19 to artificial intelligence; he describes spending weeks in a silent retreat, visiting a secret unit at Google and what it takes to become a bestseller writer. We hear what it was like growing up in a conservative Israeli family and realising he was gay at the age of 21, and how this personal experience has influenced the way he thinks about the world, human beings and history. At the end of this episode, Harari fact-checks key scenes of the show Game of Thrones and finally, after three hours and 44 minutes, he has nothing left to say. Because at "Alles gesagt?" the conversation is only over when the guest says it's over.

Yuval Harari, What Is the Meaning of Life?

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  • 160 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 03:43:54

Historian and author Yuval Harari, one of the most influential intellectuals of our time, is our guest on the second English-language episode of "Alles gesagt?" ("Nuff Said?"), ZEIT's never-ending podcast. Harari's book, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind", was originally published in Hebrew in 2011 and is based on a series of 20 lectures from an undergraduate world history class he had taught. It has sold over 12 million copies and was in the top three of The "New York Times" bestseller list for 96 consecutive weeks. Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Angela Merkel, among others, are all admirers of Harari's work. In 2016 he wrote "Homo Deus", this time focussing on the future of humankind; his third book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, was published in 2018. Both have become international bestsellers. This week his latest book will be released: the graphic novel "Sapiens – The Birth of Humankind". The hosts of "Alles gesagt?", Jochen Wegner and Christoph Amend (both based in Berlin) met with Yuval Harari, who lives in Tel Aviv, via video call on October 14th. (The session was also streamed live on ZEIT ONLINE.) Harari was born in 1975 near Haifa and studied in Jerusalem; he finished his PhD in Oxford with a focus on medieval military history and wrote his dissertation on "renaissance military memoirs of noblemen". In this episode of our podcast Harari talks about a wide range of topics from religion to politics, Covid-19 to artificial intelligence; he describes spending weeks in a silent retreat, visiting a secret unit at Google and what it takes to become a bestseller writer. We hear what it was like growing up in a conservative Israeli family and realising he was gay at the age of 21, and how this personal experience has influenced the way he thinks about the world, human beings and history. At the end of this episode, Harari fact-checks key scenes of the show Game of Thrones and finally, after three hours and 44 minutes, he has nothing left to say. Because at "Alles gesagt?" the conversation is only over when the guest says it's over.

Alice Schwarzer, wie wird man eine Frau?

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  • 200 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 05:14:03

Sie wurde schon mit vielen erstaunlichen Begriffen belegt. Sie sei "Kanzlermacherin", "eine der bedeutendsten Frauen unserer Zeit", "Medienliebling" - aber auch die "Hexe mit dem stechenden Blick", eine "Terroristin", die "Mutti des deutschen Feminismus" und die "meistgehasste Chefredakteurin Deutschlands". Könnte es sein, dass es für Alice Schwarzer eine eigene Kategorie namens "Alice Schwarzer" braucht? Auch darüber hat sie mit den Gastgebern des unendlichen Podcasts "Alles gesagt?" gesprochen, Jochen Wegner und Christoph Amend. Alice Schwarzer, geboren 1942, ist auch Journalistin, Bestseller-Autorin, Gründerin und Herausgeberin der Zeitschrift Emma, ausgezeichnet mit dem Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse. Jetzt hat sie eine neue Autobiografie geschrieben, Lebenswerk ist soeben bei Kiepenheuer & Witsch erschienen. Im ZEIT-Podcast, in Pandemie-Zeiten wie immer remote aufgenommen, erzählt sie von ihrer ungewöhnlichen Kindheit, ihrer engen Freundschaft mit Simone de Beauvoir, ihrer ungebrochenen Lust am Streit mit Frauen wie mit Männern, ihrer Kritik am politischem Islam, ihrer Liebe fürs Tanzen – und über das Geheimnis einer glücklichen Beziehung. Nach 5 Stunden und 14 Minuten beendet Alice Schwarzer das Gespräch, denn das darf bei "Alles gesagt?" nur der Gast. Produktion: Maria Lorenz-Bokelberg/Pool Artists Fotografie: Maria Lorenz-Bokelberg Recherche: Hannah Schraven, Vincent Mank