Flashback Friday: Tony and Hazel on Surviving Surveillance, Building Communities and Dystopian Technology


Tony Bacigalupo

It was a Friday in late August 2019. The temperature in NYC was scorching hot and the city was empty as everyone escaped the heat for vacation elsewhere (anywhere!). The conversation in the podcast studio that day with our guest speakers was enlightening, fun and laid back.  We decided to revisit that brief but special moment in time.

In this first Flashback Friday episode where, every Friday for the rest of the Summer, we share an episode from our media vault time capsule, Charlie interviews Tony Bacigalupo (Founder of New Work City, one of the first coworking spaces in New York City, influencer and expert in building global communities, and Remote Event Producer) and Hazel Alvarado (Regulatory & Compliance consultant for fintech and technology firms, Relationship Manager, Small Business Consultant).

In addition to discussing  Tony and Hazel’s interesting background, they discuss our collective fears and imaginations about dystopian technologies and the future including:

—  how to overcome our anxiety with surveillance technologies; —  why and how everyone should develop a deep, long-lasting passion for cybersecurity;

Hazel Alvarado

—  building meaningful communities that matter (even during the apocalypse); —  tapping into your unique voice and value proposition; —  how the tech industry has evolved; —  whether Mark Zuckerberg is the most dangerous man in the world; and —  a “not so serious” debate on our preferred apocalypse (killer robots or zombies)

It was the perfect conversation for a Friday in August. Enjoy!


Tony Bacigalupo

Website:  tonybacigalupo.com LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/tonybacigalupo/ Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/tonybacigalupo Twitter:  @tonybgoode Instagram:  @tonybgoode Crash Course In How to Organizing Online:  http://gumroad.com/l/organizing-online

Hazel Alvarado

LinkedIn:   linkedin.com/in/hazelalvaradonyc Twitter:  @VoxHazel


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