Another Interview with Ted Castranova

A year ago, gnovis interviewed Ted Castranova, author of “Synthetic Worlds.” Castranova returned to speak to CCT students again this week, and we grabbed him for a follow up interview. Our apologies for the poor audio quality in this episode.

Artist: Ted Castranova
Title: Another Interview with Ted Castranova
Album: Gnovis Podcasts
Year: 2008
Length: 26:32 minutes (9.11 MB)
Format: Stereo 22kHz 48Kbps (CBR)

Brad Weikel

Brad Weikel received his MA in Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) from Georgetown University in 2009. His thesis, "From Coding to Community: Iteration, Abstraction, and Open Source Software Development" argued that programming practices, particularly iterative workflows and abstraction models, can help explain both the success and struggles of open source software. His work was a technocentric complement to prior explanations from economists, lawyers, and political and cultural theorists. While writing his thesis, Brad blogged about his topic at, where he has since continued blogging, more broudly, about collaborative production and the commons at large. Brad was Managing Editor of gnovis during the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 school years, and Creative Director in 2006/2007. He is currently the Web & Communications Coordinator for EarthRights International.