On the podcast this week, we discuss the state of narrative in a world where technological change is accelerating. We start with William Gibson’s now decade-old attempt to write recent-past rather than near-future speculative work and continue to talk about the perceived rise in period, future and ambiguous time periods in contemporary films and novels. We suggest that trend might continue as the present technological moment becomes more and more of a moving target.
- William Gibson in Wired
- Some criticism of gestural interfaces in Minority Report
- Her trailer; previous podcast on Her
- Wikipedia entry for Vernor Vinge
- Wikipedia entry for Wes Anderson
- 2014 Oscar nominees