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Tagged with “future” (8)

  1. Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

    From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to George Orwell’s 1984 to Spike Jonze’s Oscar-winning Her, artists have imagined what the future will look like. In this week’s episode, Kurt Andersen explores how science fiction has shaped the world we’re living in right now. The inventor of the cell phone gives credit to Star Trek’s communicator; International Space Station superstar Chris Hadfield explains the ups and downs of space; and science writer Carl Zimmer says the giant sandworms of Dune got him interested in life on Earth. And we answer the age old question: where’s my flying car?

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  2. Ira Glass: ‘Who cares if radio survives? Something else will happen’

    Question about future of radio make Ira angry. He optimistic about future of craft.

    http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/11/ira-glass-who-cares-if-radio-survives-something-else-will-happen/

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  3. Episode 33: The Divine Time Machine

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  4. Episode 1.01: Pilot

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  5. David Shenk on the Genius in us all

    David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong. This is a ground-breaking—even liberating—book on talent and potential that has radical implications for how we think about education.

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  6. Copyright vs creativity with Cory Doctorow

    In this Meanland lecture, Cory Doctorow discusses how writers can seize the possibilities of the digital future.

    The internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, but many authors are finding new and innovative ways to circulate their work — and to make a living while doing so. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils and opportunities of this brave new world.

    http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/meanland-copyright-vs-creativity-with-cory-doctorow/

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  7. Arthur C. Clarke, Alvin Toffler, Margaret Mead

    What does the future look like from the past? This exciting program with three people that could not better represent the intelligentsia of futurism circa 1970. This recording is from a radio program called “Sound on Film”, a series on films and the people who make them. This episode is entitled “2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?” Recorded May 7th, 1970. Joseph Gelman is the moderator.

    At the time of this recording Arthur C. Clarke had recently collaborated on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick. Alvin Toffler’s mega-influential book, Future Shock, is about to be published. And Margaret Mead is the world’s foremost cultural anthropologist.

    An intriguing conversation that still has relevance today.

    2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?

    Length–54:18

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  8. Cyber Prophet William Gibson

    For all of the Internet era, and even before, novelist William Gibson has been the ultimate science fiction guru of the age. He invented the notion – the word – “cyberspace” before the Web even existed. He took us to dystopic futures that became nows in “Neuromancer,” “Burning Chrome,” and “Virtual Light.”

    Now, when whole lives – or big pieces – have migrated to the Web and beyond, Gibson is beyond as well. He’s watching the culture from new angles. We speak with Gibson about his latest novel, “Zero History,” and where our world – and his – stand now.

    http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/09/william-gibson

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