In the first of this illuminating five-part history of the great Twin Cities punks Husker Du, we meet the band before they became a band, following Grant Hart and Greg Norton as they grow up in St. Paul, and then encounter Bob Mould, a new kid at Macalester College with a Flying V guitar and a love for punk rock equal to theirs.
Episode 1: The Root of All Things January 18, 2018
A clear-eyed journey through the Amazon, hallucinogens, to sickness and back to health.
0:47 How do you choose date and time?
5:14 We live in a science fiction world
9:25 Who’s creating the future, the scientists and engineers, or the sci-fi writers?
11:22 The philosophical battle between science and capitalism
16:07 How does one go about creating the future on paper?
25:10 Is science becoming too much like a religion?
29:24 Fiction is the steady instrument, science is what evolves
33:00 Audience Question: On which planet or astroid or community from your novels would you most want to live?
35:55 KSR reads from 2312
These interviews and conversations give a glimpse into some of the people we have been working with at always possible, some of the brilliant organisations we have been championing and some of the latest thinking in leadership, creativity and learning.
In this podcast Cat Rose has a conversation with Nikki Gatenby about how dreams are the backbone to her business and how 21st century companies should be engaging staff on a level of commitment and passion so deep that it no longer feels like work
Nikki Gatenby is the Managing Director of Propellernet, a digital marketing agency that has been consistently ranked one of the top 10 places to work in the UK and Europe for the last 5 years as well as UK and European Search Agency of the Year. Nikki’s unorthodox approach to employee engagement has led to her being an internationally-renowned speaker on the philosophy of ‘making life better’ - built on the principle that if you create a brilliant place to work, then you’ll create brilliant experiences for your customers.
Nikki has worked in the marketing industry for 20 years, in London, Paris and now Brighton, resulting in many awards an accolades - most recently Digital Woman of the Year at the Business Women Excellence Awards.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/alwayspossible/nikki-gatenby
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Vernon Reid is one of rock’s greatest guitarists, having rising to stardom in the 1980s as a member of Living Colour. It’s not surprising, therefore, that he’d choose an album by one of rock’s other great guitarists: Jimi Hendrix and his final album, Band of Gypsys, recorded live at the Fillmore East and released in the spring of 1970. Reid gave us an amazing lesson into what exactly made Hendrix so brilliant, least of all on this album.
How do you design the future? Today we talk with cyberpunk founder and design theorist Bruce Sterling and feminist/activist writer Jasmina Tešanović about speculative design, design fictions, open source hardware, the maker movement, and the soft robots of our domestic future. Plus we go behind the scenes of the creation of a design fiction by Bruce, Jasmina, Sheldon Brown, and the Clarke Center—a video installation called My Elegant Robot Freedom.
Science fiction and fantasy have gone from the sidelines to the mainstream. We bring you a live conversation between two of the field’s living legends, George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire,” adapted for television as Game of Thrones, the Wild Card series) and Kim Stanley Robinson (New York 2140, the Mars trilogy), discussing their careers, the history of fantastic literature, and how it shapes our imagination. They came to the Clarke Center in support of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop (clarion.ucsd.edu), the premiere training and proving ground for emerging writers, which the Clarke Center organizes each summer with the Clarion Foundation.
On this, our sixth episode of FFR, we go all in on Star Wars: The Last Jedi! (Yes, we dig into the nitty-gritty and there are spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may want to return to the main segment of this episode later.) Why are some people so upset about this film? How do Anita, Ebony and Carolyn feel about Rian Johnson’s unconventional entry in the Star Wars saga? Which of this movie’s many new CGI creatures is the coolest? What’s the deal with those fish nuns on Luke’s planet? What, exactly, is Mon Mothma? We dive in to these important issues and much more.
According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, women held just 25 percent of professional computing jobs in the US in 2015. How damaging is this gender gap to the future of the tech industry?
The rise and fall of Britain’s electronic computing industry between 1944–1974 holds clues. In her book, Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing, historian Marie Hicks explores how gender discrimination, changing labor demographics, and government policy during this 30-year period shaped the UK’s path in computing. She also explains how this path had detrimental economic effects on the UK—and why the US may be facing similar risks today.
Dr. Marie Hicks sits down with David C. Brock, Director of the Museum’s Center for Software History, to share insights from her book.
Hicks received her BA from Harvard University and her MA and PhD from Duke University. Before entering academia, she worked as a UNIX systems administrator. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on how gender and sexuality bring hidden technological dynamics to light and how women’s experiences change the core narratives of the history of computing.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Rian Johnson and Spike Jonze (Ep. 123) — The Director’s Cut - A DGA Podcast
Director Rian Johnson discusses his new film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with fellow Director Spike Jonze. As the eight installment of the blockbuster franchise, the film continues the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as Rey develops her Force abilities with a reluctant Luke Skywalker while Finn, General Leia Organa and the resistance continue their battle against Kylo Ren and the First Order.
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