Hosted by Antony Funnell, FutureTense explores 'explores the social, cultural, political and economic faultlines arising from rapid change.' Apparently I'm a potential faultline-- a role I couldn't be happier with-- as Antony interviewed me. They include both podcast and written transcript, a practice shared by 365DOA and NPR but, alas, not by many other sites. It's the podcast that reads like a story!
Of course FutureTense has more than me to recommend them. The same interview includes a JPL space architect by the name of Brent Sherwood, and Bert Ulrich, one of the curators of the current Smithonian NASA/Art exhibit.
(writes Antony) Space isn't just about rockets and satellites. It's also about art, architecture and capturing the sounds of the ionosphere! Objects, oddities and ambition.We need more science-techie-geeky-cool radio. Going through their back catalog of Sci&Tech sessions is a joy. Want to know about 3D printers, or are you more concerned with why there's so much bad sci-fi? Here's just some of what they've covered this year:
Also the link between science fiction and the American Civil Liberties Union. Who knew?
They are, right now, the equivalent of what Wired was when Wired debuted-- fresh, risk-taking, engaging, and on the cutting edge, yet with a quick wit that ties it all together. As a plus, you're getting an Australian perspective, which means you escape the bubble of US-centric thought that often favors hits over real change. Worth a view, or a listen, or both.
Launching Project Calliope, sponsored by Science 2.0, in 2011-2012
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