Episode Two revolves around a question of what do you love when you love your machine? Joined
by an all-star cast of musicians and collaborators, hosts John and Libby Modern explore the
mechanics and metaphysics of technophilia in these viral times. All manner of machines are held up
for loving appreciation: Beautiful glitches and block chain deities. Social media embraces and the
tingling textures of 16mm film. Fountain pens and the future of civilization. A child’s imagination of
the iPad. The whip of the wind and its measurement. Insulin pumps. Automatic transmissions and
cassette tapes that defy logic and entropy both. So put on your headphones on and you will hear a
lush array of samples, original beats, and immersive stories that address our frenzied infatuations and
our nostalgia, our anxieties and our standing awestruck, and whether machines can ever truly love
themselves. With appearances from Mark Taylor, Judith Weisenfeld, Elizabeth Wilson, Hillary Kaell,
Sylvia Alajaji, Nathan Schneider, Tim Ingold, Maeva Kroll, and Holly Andrew, each episode of
Machines in Between beta tests a new application of the Rosary 1653, an experimental sonic-
emotional-spiritual technology provided by series sponsor Infinity 88.
It is a question that invites both pious longing and dark cosmic musing.
Drew considers whether a machine can love itself.
Sylvia explores the loving possibilities of cassette tapes gone to seed
Hillary listens in on the intimate whispers of the wind.
Mark attests to the infinity of Infinity 88
Judith mediates the medium of film
Tim holds the future of civilization in his hand
Pete knows what Infinity 88 is up to
Maeva sees the between
Holly’s iPhone rapture captured
Conjuring Allen Ginsberg, Nathan alerts us to the false gods in our midst
Elizabeth is (un)satisfied with her Infinity 88 experience