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  1. A Design Fiction Evening, with Julian Bleecker, James Bridle, Nick Foster, Cliff Kuang and Scott Paterson

    Last October we gathered for a Laboratory day retreat and decided — so long as we’re all together — why don’t we make a thing of it. So, we arranged to do an evening’s gathering with our friends at IDEO. Scott Paterson from IDEO facilitated our way into IDEO’s splendid waterfront facility. We brought beer, IDEO brought beer, we had lots of beer and, most importantly, we shared with our audience some perspectives on Design Fiction. Our friend Ed Finn from Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination helped us set the metaphorical table. Sharing thoughts were Julian Bleecker, James Bridle, Nick Foster and Cliff Kuang from Wired facilitated the conversation.

    It was “delightful”, as the kids are fond of saying nowadays. But, more delightful than the most delightful UX. Properly delightful in the way that a gathering of humans in a room can be delightful. A gathering to think, debate, discuss and laugh. Like a salon. We will be hosting more of these around the globe, as our Bureau of Delightful Design Fiction Evening Events spins-up and makes it Napoleonic plans.

    Audio rip, original here: https://vimeo.com/84826827

    —Huffduffed by zzot one month ago

  2. The Few, The Fervent: Fans Of ‘Supernatural’ Redefine TV Success : NPR

    Supernatural, a TV show about a duo of demon-fighting brothers, doesn’t have the most viewers. But it’s lasted nine seasons so far — partly because of its passionate fans, who take their love to Twitter, Tumblr and fan fiction websites. That raises a question: What matters more, ratings or fans’ enthusiasm?

    http://www.npr.org/2014/01/15/262092791/the-few-the-fervent-fans-of-supernatural-redefine-tv-success?ft=1&f=1008

    —Huffduffed by zzot 3 months ago

  3. AISFP 98:€“ Paolo Bacigalupi —€” Adventures in SciFi Publishing

    Like the true champion he is, recent Hugo-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi fights through respiratory issues to chat with us about the Campbell Conference, his collaboration with Tobias Buckell on the audible.com novella The Alchemist and The Executioness, and his YA novel Ship Breaker. Off course, we also discuss how The Windup Girl, arguably the greatest debut science fiction novel, came to be. You won’t want to miss Paolo’s account of the starts and stops he took to become a published author.

    http://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/2010/09/aisfp-98-–-paolo-bacigalupi/

    —Huffduffed by zzot 6 months ago

  4. Paolo Bacigalupi Gets Dystopic in Episode 2 of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Windup Girl and Ship Breaker, talks global warming, literature for boys, and how SF can cause change in the real world in this rerun of episode two of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.

    http://io9.com/5708464?tag=geeksguidetothegalaxy

    —Huffduffed by zzot 6 months ago

  5. Design Fiction by Britt Wray (from PRX)

    What does it mean to design technology that doesn’t exist…yet? This type of design exists, and it takes its inspiration from Science Fiction. They call it…Design Fiction.

    This story is about how design fiction imagines and shapes future technologies, featuring transmedia futurist Trevor Haldenby and engineer/philosopher Julian Bleecker.

    http://www.prx.org/pieces/94905-design-fiction#description

    —Huffduffed by zzot 9 months ago

  6. William Gibson at The New York Public Library

    William Gibson is the author of ten books, including, most recently, the New York Times-bestselling trilogy Zero History, Spook Country and Pattern Recognition. Gibson’s 1984 debut novel, Neuromancer, was the first novel to win the three top science fiction prizes—the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. Gibson is credited with coining the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome,” and with popularizing the concept of the Internet while it was still largely unknown. He is also a co-author of the novel The Difference Engine, written with Bruce Sterling.

    http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/william-gibson

    —Huffduffed by zzot 11 months ago

  7. LQ Podcast 31: China Miéville

    China Miéville speaks with LQ editor Aidan Flax-Clark about craft, genre fiction, and the power of the supernatural over his books.

    —Huffduffed by zzot one year ago

  8. The Cosmic Frequency - Paper Radio

    Before the likes of Skype and Twitter, curious people built and operated amateur ‘ham’ radios in order to connect with other curious people around the world. The Cosmic Frequency tells the story of Maggie Iaquinto, an American-born Australian who forged a unique relationship with the Russian cosmonauts aboard the space station Mir.

    http://www.paperradio.net/am/the-cosmic-frequency

    —Huffduffed by zzot 2 years ago

  9. “Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale” (Radio Drama) - Studio 360

    This is what Kurt Andersen considers a holiday tale … melting ice caps and extraterrestrial spies? Kurt’s story, "Human Intelligence," was produced for radio by Jonathan Mitchell, and stars Melanie Hoopes, John Ottavino, and Ed Herbstman. The unabridged version was published last year in Stories: All New Tales, an anthology edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.

    —Huffduffed by zzot 2 years ago

  10. RE:SOUND #96: THE SANDBOX SHOW

    This hour: we’re diving into the archives and rewinding our way to the 1970s and 80s, sampling some of the fascinating, strange, and hilarious work that was produced when public radio was a medium without a real template.

    http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/library/594-re-sound-96-the-sandbox-show

    —Huffduffed by zzot 2 years ago

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