Fractopia

Fractopia

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Exploring the facts of tomorrow in the fiction of today.
7: Interview with Lauren Teffeau
Oct 27 • 57 min
A conversation with Lauren Teffeau, author of the recently-released near-future science fiction novel “Implanted.” Topics covered include digital convergence, neural implant technology, online privacy, climate change, the law of digital recency, and the…
6: Augmented Reality
Oct 16 • 47 min
An Augmented Reality can be understood as a digitally-produced “layer” or “display screen” interposed by specialized hardware between you and the physical world. The potential of this emerging technology to enhance the ease and quality of life is…
5: Futurecasting through Science Fiction
Sep 26 • 31 min
A look at the uses of Science Fiction to predict and influence the future, featuring insights from Yuval Harari, Berit Anderson, Douglas Rushkoff, Pat Cadigan and Stephen Oram. Story excerpt from “The World Set Free” by H.G. Wells. MUSIC “Canal Street…
4: Capitalist Realism ft. Michael Utvich
Sep 15 • 43 min
A discussion with writer and interactive media consultant Michael Utvich, examining the future of labor, employment, identity, and Capitalist Realism in the age of advanced automation. SOURCES & LINKS Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark…
3: 3D Printing
Aug 29 • 26 min
A look at 3D Printing, examining its history, the current state of the art, and the far-reaching implications of its future in the coming century. Includes excerpt from Murray Leinster’s “Things Pass By.”
2: Author Chat 1
Aug 21 • 28 min
What is Fractopian Fiction, and why do you write it? An in-depth chat with Fractopian Fiction writers Antony Copeland, Adrian McCauley and Shawn Koch. Part 2 of this episode is available to Patreon subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/fractopia
1: Ubiquitous Computing
Aug 21 • 41 min
Just what is Ubiquitous Computing all about, and what will it enable us to do? (Includes story excerpt “Morning in Hadid”)
0: Welcome to the Fractopian Future
Aug 21 • 7 min
An introduction to the Fractopia podcast, and an exposition of our inquiries into Fractopian Fiction.