Tag Archives: futurism

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 394: Where Are We Going?


First broadcast September 7 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-7-where-are-we-going-episode-394/

“So we should have done homework on this one.”

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 329: What’s the Future?


First broadcast on January 20 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-20th-whats-the-future-episode-329/

“Not sure I want to answer all those questions, Charlie.”

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 330: Dystopian Fiction


Guest: Isabel Altamirano of the Georgia Tech Library.

First broadcast January 13 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-13th-dystopian-fiction-episode-330/

“A cheerful way to start off our new year.”

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Supercontext: Warren Ellis’ Normal


In his new serialized novella Normal, Warren Ellis shows us how too much futurism can lead to “abyss gaze.” Christian went to one of Ellis’ few U.S. readings from the book and reports to Charlie on how social media is the new cosmic horror. And what’s the difference between a foresight strategist and a strategic forecaster?

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Supercontext: Bruce Sterling @ SXSW 2016


Every year science fiction writer and futurist Bruce Sterling gives a “state of the world” presentation at SXSW Interactive. We consider his remarks from this year and what they mean for politics, social media, and surveillance. 

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