The Monocle Weekly

Ling Lee, Nadine Chahine, Alicia Bastos and DJ Limao

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19 February 2017

Episode 398

54 minutes


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We talk to Ling Lee, co-curator of ‘Robots’, the new exhibition at London’s Science Museum, which looks at the relationship between humans and our mechanical friends. Plus: typographer Nadine Chahine on how to make fonts more recognisable and a preview of this weekend’s Rio Carnival with culture and music specialists Alicia Bastos and DJ Limao.

19 February 2017

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards to discuss next week’s potential big stories.

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Ling Lee

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We speak to the co-curator of the London Science Museum’s new exhibition, ‘Robots’, and the machines that we can expect in the near and distant future.

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Nadine Chahine

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We welcome back typographer Nadine Chahine, who has been looking at how the human eye processes information at a glance. She explains why typography agency Monotype, MIT’s AgeLab and Google have set up a collaboration called Clear IP, which aims to help the words we read in a hurry sink in.

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Alicia Bastos, Fabio Terranova and Fernando Augusto Pacheco

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With the Rio Carnival kicking off in Brazil this Friday, we invited Brazilian culture and music specialists Alicia Bastos and Fabio Terranova (DJ Limao) to join Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco in the studio for a lesson on the history of the event’s soundtrack.

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