Category: Alex5 On-the-Air
Alex Randall reading the Book of Q – download
This is for people who don’t like church religion but are interested in what Jesus said. Remove all the arguments about how he arrived and how he left, and take away all the things people said about him, and the stories about miracles, remove the Greek myhts that got woven into Christianity and what’s left is JUST what Jesus SAID. Just the words. It is wonderfully refreshing. Like meeting a very wise man. Listen to what he said.
This is a radio documentary on the experience of being insane, with text drawn from the autobiographies of schizophrenics. The music showcases the hallucinations and delusions of madness as the speakers describe the world of insanity – from the inside out. This was Alex Randall’s undergraduate thesis at Princeton University in 1973.
This is a live report – from Moscow. Alex had just been to visit ANI – the Agency for News and Information – a tiny news enterprise, the first free media business in the new Commonwealth of Independent States. The Soviet Union had ended and the giant TASS news agency was still delivering the “official” news to millions of people in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the nations that were part of the Soviet Empire. ANI was tiny – a handful of people, operating with dial-up 300 baud modems, cassette recorders and they were facing down TASS – armed only with news and information that did not have the government’s official imprint. ANI was the first breath of freedom of information in the former Soviet Union. “This is Alex Randall reporting on the freedom technologies on the Voice of America.”
Alex Randall talking about Freedom Technology – Download
The Berlin wall had just been pulled down. The Soviet Union had collapsed. The absence of totalitarianism does not automatically give rise to democracy. How can Americans stimulate the formation of democratic institutions in these countries where freedom of thought had been so restricted, where every typewriter and copy machine was state property? Send them computers! We created the East west Foundation to solicit donations of used computer hardware from Americans, refurbish them, consolidate whole systems and distribute them to organizations that would help build a Civil Society. This is Alex Randall as Keynote speaker at the COMDEX computer trade show in 1991.
Alex Randall Musing on Sapiential Circles – Download
Where do novel ideas come from? How do the move through society? What is the Diffusion of Innovation?What role does the second person hearing a novel idea play? How can this process be stimulated and enhanced?