Featuring drops from such luminaries as Craig Calhoun, Philip Butler, Jon Rubin, Joseph Del Pesco, Susannah Crockford, and Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh, the penultimate episode of Machines in Between asks big questions and entertains small conspiracies about our future-driven and memory-laden present. At the beginning of Episode 7 we find co-hosts and John and Libby considering the prospects of living with and without the Rosary 1653. After much anticipation and delay, Kelvin has finally sent along the last update. No longer obligated to beta-test Infinity 88’s latest machine in the studio, John and Libby prepare themselves, and us, for a life without the machine in between Machines in Between. The dramatic tension is palpable. As John frets about the sonic and emotional implications of it all, he makes one final appeal by explaining the Rosary’s revolutionary role in the Infinity 88 Listening Hour. And when Libby tries out the last update with uneven results, it only strengthens her resolve to set aside the Rosary for good. What will happen? Will they turn off the Rosary 1653? Will anything change? Does anything ever, truly, change within this mechanical surround? Tune in, drop by, and find out. Public humanities never sounded so good.
Craig Calhoun laments his lost machine loves
What is art in this age of recursive functionality? Who is the artist? You or your digital twin?
Aliens arrive from underneath the sea to repair this broken world.
The Rosary's memory extraction update(™)) delivers more than Libby bargained for.
Who put the lasers on the moon? Who caused the hurricanes in Texas? Who caused the draughts in Japan? It was the machine.
A glimpse of bare human lives within a killing machine.