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A retrospective meditation on media, art, and technology from the 1950s onward.

A retrospective meditation on media, art, and technology from the 1950s onward.
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CO

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A retrospective meditation on media, art, and technology from the 1950s onward.

Language:

English


Episodes

19 - The Tweet Is Not All: Books in the 20th Century and the Future of Reading

11/16/2015
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In this final episode with Bruce, we discuss the rise of the paperback, the heyday of 20th century publishing, science fiction’s origins in magazines, and the meaning of books and reading. Also, some good old fashioned speculation on the future of reading and literacy: Why haven’t ebooks overtaken physical books in popularity? How is social media affecting literacy? And are writers being reduced to simple soundbites and Good Reads quote pages and bad graphic design posters?

Duration: 01:01:20


18 - Politics in the Mid-20th Century

10/19/2015
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What were presidental and congressional elections like in the pre-internet era? What were the clichés and labels of political discussions of the time? This and much more discussed as we examine politics in the mid-20th century.

Duration: 00:52:15


17 - California Dreaming

9/21/2015
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Many of us in the Midwest grow up with California dreams. So this podcast is about what this dreaming consists of, where it comes from, and how it is or is not achieved. Some people do make this dream come true. Some people make it to Denver or Alaska, but two of the four of us, Matt and Justin, made it all the way to San Diego and L. A., with some detours.

Duration: 00:39:41