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THE MONTAGE Podcast: talking about tomorrow's tech today

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THE MONTAGE is the companion podcast to the online magazine MONTAG.WTF – about how weird future tech will change the way we live, and where technology means unusual ideas, not shiny new objects. Launched by getGrover.com in March 2017, MONTAG is a magazine that explores where new technology is taking us as a society. If technology is shifting at an unprecedented rate, what does that change mean on a human level? MONATG is by Grover, where you can rent the latest tech products at a fraction of the cost of owning them - getgrover.com Music on the MONTAGE is from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com.

THE MONTAGE is the companion podcast to the online magazine MONTAG.WTF – about how weird future tech will change the way we live, and where technology means unusual ideas, not shiny new objects. Launched by getGrover.com in March 2017, MONTAG is a magazine that explores where new technology is taking us as a society. If technology is shifting at an unprecedented rate, what does that change mean on a human level? MONATG is by Grover, where you can rent the latest tech products at a fraction of the cost of owning them - getgrover.com Music on the MONTAGE is from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com.

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Germany

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THE MONTAGE is the companion podcast to the online magazine MONTAG.WTF – about how weird future tech will change the way we live, and where technology means unusual ideas, not shiny new objects. Launched by getGrover.com in March 2017, MONTAG is a magazine that explores where new technology is taking us as a society. If technology is shifting at an unprecedented rate, what does that change mean on a human level? MONATG is by Grover, where you can rent the latest tech products at a fraction of the cost of owning them - getgrover.com Music on the MONTAGE is from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 15 - who said it - @Dril or @Pontifex?

2/26/2019
If it turns out that music is really good for your health, could your healthcare plan pay for your Spotify subscription? It's actually more plausible than you might think: a series of scientific tests have shown that certain kinds of music can reduce the sensation of physical pain or help prevent addiction. Episode 15 of the MONTAGE, is not only about how music soothes the the savage beast, but how Twitter - yes, Twitter - has revolutionised how we experience literature - yes, literature -...

Duration:00:50:00

Episode 14: A Ray Kurzweil 2019 Weird Predictions Special

1/21/2019
Welcome to A Very Special Episode of THE MONTAGE Podcast: a 2019 predictions special. We compare the predictions for 2019 made by tech sayer of sooths Ray Kurzweil and check whether his grand proclamations are at all close to reality. Kathryn wrote two Extremely Insightful articles on this very subject, and we decided that because Ray had made just so many damn predictions, we should dedicate a whole podcast to his suggestions, taken from two of his key books, The Age Of Intelligent Machines...

Duration:00:49:33

Episode 13: Laughing at AI's best attempts to be human, and why is no-one playing the Eigenharp?

11/21/2018
Enjoy laughing at Artificial Intelligence's attempts at creating art while you can, because as soon as AI gains sentience, there'll be no more disresepect allowed. And thus it was so: Joe, Kathryn and Thom all laughed heartily in this podcast at silly things AI has done as well as mocked music it's made - plus they investigated the brand new musical instruments that seemingly no pop stars want to play. In this episode:• Fun With Neural Networks! Janelle Shane is the reigning queen of making...

Duration:00:43:25

Episode 12 - Dystopian Movie Special: How are sci-fi films "They Live" & "Equilibrium" like today?

10/23/2018
IN EPISODE 12 - Today's Dystopia movie special, we dig into two sci-fi "classics": • "They Live" - With each year that passes since its 1988 release, John Carpenter’s Horror-Sci-Fi B-movie classic They Live reveals itself more and more to be a stiletto-sharp appraisal of the consumerism, capitalism, and inequality that saturates society – and how it is slowly, silently strangling us, right under our noses. JOE dons the famous sunglasses to find out how much They Live! is like we, live. •...

Duration:02:17:44

Episode 11: are AI-written movies and music any good? PLUS - Kathryn reigns as Kwiz Kween once more

8/27/2018
ELF AND SAFETY: - In Episode 11: • Sunspring and It's No Game: Sci-fi by AI – Sunspring, the first film written by an artificial intelligence, opens up a lot of questions about culture and tech. Do sci-fi films written by AI pass the Turing test? And more importantly, are they any good? Kathryn pops some corn and lets us know; • Automatic For The People: why musicians should welcome automated music making - The whole “humans making music” process seems to be working out just fine - so why...

Duration:00:53:32

Episode 10: the benefits of consuming other people's blood, and (whisper it) adventures in ASMR

6/19/2018
IN EPISODE 10: • Consume young blood, live longer: It's time to embrace your inner vampire: Joe finds out that in the search for youthfulness, researchers may have found a magic potion: young people's blood - we’ll find out how other people’s blood can actually reverse your aging process, you wrinkly old husk. • The power of music and soft brain hacking: Kathryn discovers that our brains are hard-wired to respond to music in certain predictable ways – and we’ll learn how we can hack our...

Duration:03:00:36

Episode 9: turn your body into a diamond and fire it into space; PLUS: identifying antique burps!

5/16/2018
NINE! NINE! NINE! - In Episode 9: • Turn me into a diamond and shoot me into space. Being buried is boring. Kathryn explains to Joe - and an especially interested Thom - new ways they can dispose of dead bodies. • Joe explains which replacement body parts can be grown in a lab right now and then implanted in our bodies - and reveals which part of his body he'd have replaced (no, it's not that one); • Kathryn's Kalamatous Kwiz: Kwiz Kween Kathryn becomes Kontestant as Joe makes her and Thom...

Duration:00:41:28

Episode 8: how to become a cyborg right now, and how robots will steal your creative job

4/3/2018
BETTER EIGHT THAN NEVER! - In Episode 8: • The Wild World Of Human Augmentation Who has already added things to their body? What do they do? Why did they do it? Kathryn peers under the skin to find out what it takes to become a cyborg. • Joe argues that we should be grateful, not fearful, for the advent of automation, which is already replacing the most repetitive of human jobs – and is coming for the ones you might not think can be automated... (including his writing job). • Kathryn's Kwiz:...

Duration:00:42:47

Episode 7: How much of your body could you sell and still survive (and how much would you make?)

2/20/2018
SEVENS ABOVE! - In Episode 7: • Sell your unwanted body parts: You can sell much more of your body than you might think, and Kathryn calculates which body parts and secretions make the most cash. • Live forever, become super-intelligent, turn into "smart gas": Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Nostradamus, except his predictions are correct. He says that Transhumanism - when humans mesh with machines and live forever - is only just around the corner. Joe looks into his most outlandish (and...

Duration:00:33:58

Episode 6: Eating Panda meat and getting filthy rich off your own data

1/22/2018
SIX APPEAL - In Episode 6: • Cruelty-free beef: You can now go to restaurants and buy a burger that costs $13 and is made of real beef that has not come from a cow. Will eating meat that has never been alive become normal? And how does this affect vegans? • How much is your personal data worth?: Companies are buying up swathes of data that we have produced - often without us realising. So are we missing out on a payday **bonanza**? Kathryn finds out. • Kathryn's Katchiest Kwiz Yet: Kathryn...

Duration:00:34:24

Episode 5: Talking in emoji and Arthur C. Clarke's The City And The Stars

11/30/2017
THE FIFTH ELEMENT - In Episode 5: • Talking in emoji: Is emoji a language unto itself? Why is the poop emoji so poopular? How is emoji a lot more nuanced than you think? Kathryn explains all. • The City And The Stars: Thom re-reads Arthur C. Clarke's classic Sci-Fi novel and finds out that it's seemingly far-fetched story (humans becoming mind-readers) is not too different to today... • Kathryn's Kontroversially Komplicated Kwiz traps Thom and Joe again as they guess which proposed emoji are...

Duration:00:32:21

Episode 4: How to disappear completely from the internet, and making rude drawings in VR

10/30/2017
FOUR HEAVEN'S SAKE: In Episode 4: • Disappear completely from the internet: Kathryn explains how it's harder than you think, is not quite as beneficial as you might assume; • Tap into a wild new world of creativity, as Joe tries to explain how amazing using Google's Tilt Brush VR-painting tech is without hyperventilating; • Be Kaptivated by Kathryn's Kriminally Komplicated Kwiz, and mutter darkly at how bad Thom and Joe are at getting Korrect answers. ABOUT GROVER: MONTAG.WTF and the MONTAGE...

Duration:00:28:17

Episode 3: Is 2017 like The Handmaid's Tale? Would you keep a dead relative "alive" in VR?

10/4/2017
TRIPLE TROUBLE! In Episode Three: • Kathryn explains how, even though 2017 is *terrible*, we're still not completely in the dystopian world of The Handmaid's Tale (but are still pretty close.) • Joe tries to justify how recording your loved ones as a VR object and re-animating them after they die is actually a great idea (and Kathryn spots an opportunity for fiendishness) • Thom proves frighteningly adept at guessing the answers to Kathryn's quiz on how Victorians used flowers to throw...

Duration:01:21:05

Episode 2: Are we really alive? Can you be *friends* with your device? PLUS: Robot philosophy!

8/28/2017
IN THIS EPISODE, clutch your robo-pearls, as: • Thom digs a comically deep philosophical hole on the topic of "reality" and then adroitly climbs out of it again as he asks, "Are we alive - and does it even matter?" • Kathryn explores the world beyond the Internet of Things when we form relationships with our devices and interact with the Internet of Friends • Joe and Thom Kompete for Kwizmaster Kathryn as she tests whether they can tell the difference between genuine philosophical quotes and...

Duration:00:33:02

Episode 1: SexTech, Food in a bottle, and UFO sightings vs Marijuana consumption

8/1/2017
IN THIS EPISODE, grasp your wearables and swig your meal replacement fodder, as: • Joe probes the world of SexTech - the industry of wearables that are rather more invigorating than fitness trackers • Kathryn explains the unexpected impact on her social life when she shunned food's taste, texture, joy, and sense of wellbeing and gulped down Soylent instead • Thom does some #bluesky #brand #strategising around meal replacement powders, fake foodstuffs and teledildonics. BONUS FEATURETTE:...

Duration:00:21:09