Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 8: 8.08: Jurassic Park—Explained

What the well-known novel and movie have to say about science, ethics, epistemology, and hubris.

Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton (and the movie!)

Show Notes Things mentioned on the show
  • Media OS—see TVTropes’ “Extreme Graphical Representation” for many examples.
  • The Expanse
    • TV series overview
    • book series overview
    • Caliban’s War: the book in which “complex simple systems” appear
  • Nuclear meltdowns
    • Three-Mile Island
    • Chernobyl
    • Fukushima
Upcoming books

Note that we’ve ended up changing plans since we recorded our Kurzweil episodes! We originally planned to read Simone Browne’s Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, but decided to talk about our “background” reading so far!

  • June: The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, Elizabeth Eisenstein
  • July: Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, Simone Brown
  • “Achime” by TENGGER
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho

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  • Daniel Ellcey
  • Douglas Campos
  • Jake Grant
  • Marnix Klooster
  • Spencer Smith

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