Lebedev and Tolstaia during the interview (picture Eugene Gorny)
Last Saturday, Columbia University´s New Modes of Communication Group invited both writer-cum-talkshow host Tat´iana Tolstaia and her son Artemii Lebedev - designer and one of Russia's most renowned bloggers - for a double interview at the Harriman Institute. Our colleague Eugene Gornyi blogged about the event, adding photographs and a podcast of the entire interview. The latter can be found here. For the scholar or student of Russian new media, the mp3 file is well worth listening for the full 1,5 hour: it brims with intriguing (and, as was to be expected from the Tolstaia-Lebedev tandem, provocative) comments on the Russian-speaking blogosphere, social media, and the RuNet at large. A video file of the event might become available in the coming days; if it does, we'll keep you posted here.
UPDATE 08.04.2010: the video file mentioned above is now available online. A quick glance suggests that the quality of the recording is more than OK. Enjoy!