Always now and yet again
About This Show
“It’s like Black Mirror, but a podcast”.
If you are tired of the one-sided melancholy of hygge-filled tech life, here is your recipe for a disaster. In “Always now and yet again” our hosts Felix and Aleksey (and a bunch of invited guests) explore the underbelly, the machinery, the debauchery, love and frazzled hopes that technology, design and culture create, destroy and fascinate us with.
A cultural movement to explore the shadow side, reflections on the millennial experience, in thrall to the weird, repulsive and slightly wrong that tech creates. With beard scratching, heated discussions and high heels.
Here as a podcast. Even more ever under construction at www.seattlemelancholy.com.
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Episode 2. Is this real life?
As tech seduces us to explore new realities by putting blind folds of VR headsets on our eyes, Felix and Aleksey have nothing else to do but advance their unquenched quest for truth, illumination and half-drunk smart-assesness. What is real life if not a simulation? What are products if not gifts from heaven? How does one construct reality? And is VR and MR an illusion of it or reality itself? #WhatBlackPanterMeansToMe? Why men should wear lipstick? Why are we even discussing this? As our industry keeps unabashedly denying any critical thought to the products it is producing - this short (we managed to keep it less than an hour) talk dives deeper into the cultural underpinning of the ARs, MRs, and VRs. References with no referents. Immerse yourself in new reality. And yes, we changed the name of this talk after we published it. Just because we can.