This conversation with richard powers is a gift → Ezra Klein is right, their conversation is a gift. I didn’t feature it because I barely take the time listen to podcasts and listened to it over 2-3 ‘sittings,’ which doesn’t make for the best synthesizing. Powers has the same kind of speaking voice as William Gibson, a kind 0.8X or 0.9X speed, reflective, informed way of speaking that really fits with what he’s saying.
Fred Scharmen interviewed at The Prepared → Good interview on space science. I’m highlighting the following quote because it’s a similar line of thinking as my original interest in synthetic reality; an intriguing intersection born of shared techniques. ”When I went digging through the histories of space science—I found a lot of shared goals and techniques between architecture, space science, and science fiction. …Seeing those different shared techniques turned on a light in my brain that said, ‘There’s a lot here in the space between these disciplines and territories to explore.’”