Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 341: Town, Gown, Cardigan (broadcast version)


Part 2 of the Smart Cities series.

Guest: Debra Lam of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.

First broadcast April 28 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/04/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-april-28th-town-gown-cardigan-episode-341/

“Atlanta has had some noteworthy infrastructure failures recently.”

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Super context: Ridley Scott, Alien and Prometheus


For our one-year anniversary, we look at Sir Ridley Scott’s thematic threads with Alien, Prometheus and the upcoming Alien: Covenant. Is it all about commercial appeal? Or is Scott reflecting on old age, legacy and death?

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Supercontext: The Two-Faces of David S. Goyer


How does one man find himself at the center of modern myth making? David S. Goyer’s written and directed superhero comics, films and television, but his public persona suggests something larger and more conflicted about superhero storytelling.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 340: Smart Cities, Smart Libraries


Part 1 of the Smart Cities series.

Guest: Dr. Gabriel Morley of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

First broadcast April 14 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/04/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-april-14th-smart-cities-smart-libraries-episode-340/

“Think about how the library integrates into the community.”

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Supercontext: David Bowie’s Blackstar


Looking at David Bowie’s final record Blackstar we ask, “Was he saying goodbye?” The public’s treasure hunt for meaning in both this record’s lyrics and art seems to say so. But how do people’s grief for dead celebrities invite such deeply personal connections?

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