By: Julie Kuehl, Jeff Syer, Mike McPeek
Description: Prophets of Science Fiction is a Science Channel series looking at 8 of the greatest sci-fi writers and their contributions to the art and to science itself. Among the authors in the series are Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein and the subject of this podcast Arthur C. Clarke. Some sci-fi storytellers are content to merely predict, but Sir Arthur C. Clarke creates. The writer is single-handedly responsible for the cornerstone of modern telecommunication technology: the satellite. Clarke’s collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick on the iconic 2001 predicted videophones, iPads, and commercial spaceflight, while redefining science-fiction cinema for a new generation.
Meanland: Reading in a Time of Technology looks at how technology will change writing, reading and what we call literature.
Director of the Institute for the Future of the Book Chris Meade discusses his own experiments with digital writing and why the end of the book is just the beginning for fiction. Games writer Paul Callaghan explains how story is a space you explore, playing as adopting characters and how choice is a powerful narrative force in games.
Chris Meade and Paul Callaghan http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/meanland-chris-meade-and-paul-callaghan/