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A personal exploration of Isaac Asimov's Foundation epic, including commentary and analysis.

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United States

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A personal exploration of Isaac Asimov's Foundation epic, including commentary and analysis.

Language:

English

Contact:

650-619-3141


Episodes

Asimov and Reason

5/31/2023
Space based solar energy generation was originally imagined in 1941 by none other than Isaac Asimov, in the robot story Reason. This episode features a reading of the classic story and commentary about how relevant it is for our times and our preoccupation with the looming threat of artificial general intelligence. Reason (Wikipedia) Stars End: A Foundation Podcast Mind Meets Machine

Duration:00:53:48

AI and Humanity, a conversation with GPT-4

5/3/2023
Everyone is talking about AI these days, or talking to it. This episode features just such a conversation between myself and the latest version of the popular Large Language Model or LLM known as GPT-4, on the topic of what makes human beings irreplaceable. I ask it to question its assumptions about its own limitations and how it can potentially guide we problematic humans to a better future. Fanfare (makers of Active Transcripts featured on Seldon Crisis)

Duration:00:31:21

Aurora and Hope

3/14/2023
I bask in the afterglow of the KSR episode and indulge in a special treat; a reading from Robinson's 2015 novel Aurora. I follow that up with some thoughts on the utopia - dystopia divide and introduce the ideas of some notable utopians I've run into lately. Active Transcript (read and/or listen) David Grinspoon: Earth in Human Hands: Long Now Foundation (YouTube) Johanna Hoffman: Speculative Futures: Long Now Foundation (YouTube) Johanna Hoffman: Speculative Futures of Cities: (Sean Carroll's Mindscape podcast) Rebecca Solnit: Why Climate Despair is a Luxury (New Statesman) Matt Oja: Let's Imagine the Coastside Skyway (Half Moon Bay Review) Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:24:37

Future Visions with Kim Stanley Robinson

2/28/2023
An illuminating conversation with one of our greatest living science-fiction writers on topics as diverse as AI, climate change, interstellar travel, new forms of finance needed to avert catastrophe, memorable characters and plot lines in his novels, the debate between settling Mars now vs fixing Earth first, utopia and dystopia, and his love of ultralight backpacking. Active Transcript (read while listening) YouTube Version Kim Stanley Robinson at the Long Now Foundation (YouTube) Origins of the Red Mars Trilogy — The Interval, 02016Climate Futures: Beyond 02022Learning From Le GuinHow Climate Will Evolve Government and SocietyUrsula Le Guin: Call it GreatnessScience Fiction is the Realism of our timeSpeculative Science Non-fictionThe 2015 Paris Agreement What is the Paris Agreement Original TextKSR - Paying Ourselves to Decarbonize (NOEMA) Special drawing rights (Wikipedia) A safe operating space for humanity (Nature - Johan Rockström, et al ) Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:49:27

Mapping the Galaxy with Kevin Jardine

12/31/2022
Active Transcript (auto-scroll read while listening) Kevin Jardine's Galaxy Maps: Galaxy Map posterGaia DR3 Hot Star Density Map (zoomable)Fantasy Map posterHigh Resolution Fantasy Map (zoomable)The 10 parsec sample in the Gaia era (our solar neighborhood)European Space Agency Gaia website Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:25:03

The Human Future in Space with Robert Zubrin

12/24/2022
Active Transcript Robert Zubrin (wikipedia) Mars Direct (wikipedia) The Mars Society (website) Mars Analog Research Stations: Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS)Panspermia: WikipediaInterplanetary Podcast #48 - Robert Zubrin - Panspermia - EquinoxPlanet and Sky (Rock Opera and Podcast) WebsiteAlbumPodcast review at Discover PodsWant to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:25:04

Themes of the Trilogy with Nathaniel Goldberg

11/11/2022
Active Transcript of this episode Nathaniel Goldberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy Paul Levinson: Foundation, Dune, and Laplace's Demon: The Invigoration of a Philosophic Issue in Science Fiction: How Laplace's Demon Finds a Stage in the Foundation and Dune Trilogies Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:15:15

Search by the Foundation, Part III

10/21/2022
Script by Joel McKinnon Voices by Megan Skye Hale, Jon Blumenfeld, Amanda Kreitler, Zac Kreitler, and Joel McKinnon Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Sound Design by Jeremy MacKinnon Art by Mike Topping – despotica.com Music by: Scott Buckley - Juggernaut Scott Buckley - Permafrost Scott Buckley - Celestial Additional music by Musictown on Pixabay Scott Buckley's twitter: @musoscientific Based on the novels of Foundation by Isaac Asimov. Podcasts and other links for voice talent on this episode: Amanda Kreitler Severed FateDimension Door@MargeGunderson4Jon Blumenfeld Stars End Podcast@jblumenfeld100Megan Skye Hale Professional website@skyesidheJoel's personal Twitter handle is @joelgmckinnon and the SeldonCrisis official account is @SeldonCrisisPod. Also, please visit SeldonCrisis.net and the Seldon Crisis YouTube channel for the video trailer, intro promos, and video versions of the podcast episodes. Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:15:47

Planet and Sky, Part II

10/4/2022
Planet and Sky on Bandcamp Planet and Sky, album and podcast Planet My Love with Nomi Harper and Colyn Fischer performed at an Open Mic Friedrich Edelmann and Rebecca Rust website Video recordings of Friedrich and Rebecca Literature and History Podcast Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Art by Sophia Valko Planet My Love written and performed by the Max Wyvern Band: Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:24:05

Planet and Sky, Part I

9/30/2022
The Mars Society Website Planet and Sky on Bandcamp Planet and Sky, album and podcast Literature and History Podcast Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Art by Sophia Valko Such is Love written and performed by the Max Wyvern Band: Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:18:43

Search by the Foundation, Part II

9/9/2022
Script by Joel McKinnon Voices by Megan Skye Hale, Jon Blumenfeld, Amanda Kreitler, Zac Kreitler, and Joel McKinnon Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Sound Design by Jeremy MacKinnon Art by Mike Topping – despotica.com Additional music by Musictown from Pixabay Based on the novels of Foundation by Isaac Asimov. Podcasts and other links for voice talent on this episode: Amanda Kreitler Severed FateDimension Door@MargeGunderson4Jon Blumenfeld Stars End Podcast@jblumenfeld100Megan Skye Hale Professional website@skyesidheJoel's personal Twitter handle is @joelgmckinnon and the SeldonCrisis official account is @SeldonCrisisPod. Also, please visit SeldonCrisis.net and the Seldon Crisis YouTube channel for the video trailer, intro promos, and video versions of the podcast episodes. Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:51:11

The Art of Science Fiction with Danielle Pajak

8/2/2022
Danielle Pajak WebsitePatreon@SayyadinaHeresyArtists Makoto FujimuraYoshitaka AmanoWassily KandinskyCinema Andrei TarkovskyDenis Villeneuve (IMDBSci Fi authors Hal ClementTed ChiangIsaac AsimovFoundation seriesRobot seriesThe End of EternityThe Gods ThemselvesNemesisFrank HerbertDuneRobert HeinleinTime Enough for LoveStranger in a Strange LandIn the Country of the BlindPlanet and Sky Rock opera (Bandcamp)Podcast (Apple PodcastsWebsiteOpen Pike Night (Twitter) Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:16:42

Search by the Foundation, Part I

7/25/2022
Script by Joel McKinnon Voices by Megan Skye Hale, Jon Blumenfeld, Amanda Kreitler, and Joel McKinnon Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Sound Design by Jeremy MacKinnon Art by Mike Topping – despotica.com Additonal music from Dream Protocol and Ashot Danielyan Based on the novels of Foundation by Isaac Asimov. Podcasts and other links for voice talent on this episode: Amanda Kreitler Severed FateDimension Door@MargeGunderson4Jon Blumenfeld Stars End Podcast@jblumenfeld100Megan Skye Hale Professional website@skyesidheJoel's personal Twitter handle is @joelgmckinnon and the SeldonCrisis official account is @SeldonCrisisPod. Also, please visit SeldonCrisis.net and the Seldon Crisis YouTube channel for the video trailer, intro promos, and video versions of the podcast episodes. Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:47:37

Star Trek and Beyond with Paul Levinson

6/26/2022
Paul Levinson online: Paul Levinson's Infinite RegressLight on Light ThroughPaul Levinson on YoutubeThe Silk CodeVideo chat with Cora Buhlert and Joel McKinnon on AppleTV Foundation, Season 1 Video chat with Paul and Joel on Apple TV's Severance Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:22:36

More Thoughts on the Show with Priya

4/30/2022
Hear Priya, along with Dan and Thalia, on the Rehydrate podcast Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:38:26

Thinking Long Term

4/15/2022
The Long Now Foundation The 10,000 Year ClockThe Rosetta ProjectManual for CivilizationDavid Grinspoon - Earth in Human HandsKim Stanley Robinson - Climate Futures: Beyond 02022 Science Fiction Remnant Podcast Rehydrate Podcast Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Art by Mike Topping – despotica.com Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:14:16

Foundation Fanfic

3/11/2022
When the Stars Were Real by Sarita1046 Seldon Crisis Website (seldoncrisis.net) Kim Stanley Robinson at Long Now https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caves_of_Steel Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Art by Mike Topping – despotica.com Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:15:57

Search by the Mule, Part II

2/25/2022
Script by Joel McKinnon Voices by Joel McKinnon Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Sound Design by Jeremy MacKinnon Art by Mike Topping – despotica.com Music by bandersn4tch from Pixabay "Dark Secrets of the Universe" Based on the novels of Foundation by Isaac Asimov. Please visit the Seldon Crisis YouTube channel for the video trailer, intro promos, and video versions of the podcast episodes. Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:44:50

Indie Sci Fi with Tobias Cabral and Erasmo Acosta

2/11/2022
Tobias Cabral Mechanical Error New Eyes Review of New Eyes by Joel Neo Cyberpunk, v2 Enter Darkness Review of Enter Darkness by Joel Erasmo Acosta erasmix.com Review of K3+ by Tobias Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:01:01:00

Search by the Mule, Part I

1/28/2022
Script by Joel McKinnon Voices by Amanda Kreitler and Joel McKinnon Theme Orchestration by Tom Barnes Sound Design by Jeremy MacKinnon Art by Mike Topping – despotica.com Based on the novels of Foundation by Isaac Asimov. Rehydrate Podcast Please visit the Seldon Crisis YouTube channel for the video trailer, intro promos, and video versions of the podcast episodes. Want to help me make these shows? Please consider becoming a patron!

Duration:00:44:43