It gets a bit weird! And we have a bit of a time summarizing it.
Adventure stories. Social allegory. The power of science fiction in particular to force you to reframe your perception by believably breaking your assumptions. HG Wells and Moreau. Science fiction tropes and the subversion thereof. Christopher is bad at human things.
Languages, dialect, and speaking to your audience. “Not having to think about it.”
Mass media vs indie communities. The lowest common denominator. Kevin Kelly’s 1000 True Fans.
A lament for the concentration on cow’s milk. Mare milk. Fermented milk products from cows and horses.
A review of invisibility technology: spatial, temporal, and spectral light cloaking. Vibranium to the rescue.
Space impactors. Resource
Body armor, stationary armor. Avoiding concussive force. Reactive armor in tanks: shaped explosives that explode at the other thing that’s gonna explode! Molecular springs of carbon for storage of mechanical energy from kinetic. How not to turn into Black Panther jelly when the suit releases its energy (be superhuman).
What: Charming rag-tag group of unlikely heroes unite to… guard the galaxy. From evil things. Directed by: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Dave Bautista
What: Aliens arrive, and talk communicate with a human linguist. In this second episode on the film, we cover all of the language stuff! Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Featuring guest co-host Nick Farmer, linguist, creator of The Expanse’s Belter language