6 episodes

Transmission is a distributed mixed reality podcast and performance series premiering in Edinburgh in 2017. This companion Podcast speculates on the possibility of life on Proxima b - the closest planet outside of our solar system that has the potential to support life - and whether civilizations like our own could live there. What if we received their television and radio broadcasts? How would we listen in? Could we translate them? How could we communicate back?

Hosted by Cecilia Lynn Jacobs
Produced by Ian Garrett and Kate Ladenheim
Editing and Original Music by Myles Avery

Transmission Podcast Ian Garrett

    • Astronomy

Transmission is a distributed mixed reality podcast and performance series premiering in Edinburgh in 2017. This companion Podcast speculates on the possibility of life on Proxima b - the closest planet outside of our solar system that has the potential to support life - and whether civilizations like our own could live there. What if we received their television and radio broadcasts? How would we listen in? Could we translate them? How could we communicate back?

Hosted by Cecilia Lynn Jacobs
Produced by Ian Garrett and Kate Ladenheim
Editing and Original Music by Myles Avery

    #16 - Edinburgh Transmissions End

    #16 - Edinburgh Transmissions End

    In this episode we talk to Zada Karam and Joel Horton about the recent developments in the Luxtaterran transmissions and what this means for those on the Saena.

    • 15 min
    #15 - Join us for the Launch Party August 16 at La Belle Angele

    #15 - Join us for the Launch Party August 16 at La Belle Angele

    Learn more about the impending launch and the celebration toasting the Saena's crew on Wednesday, August 16th at La Belle Angele with musical guests The Blueswater and Myles Avery.

    On the Episode:
    Em Piro
    Peter Michael Marino
    Felipe Rodriguez of the Blueswater
    The crew of Stage Manager’s Guide to Dating A******s
    Doug Eiffel of Wolf 359.

    This episode also featured the song “Whisky,” by The Blueswater.

    • 30 min
    #14 - Welcome to the World of Transmission

    #14 - Welcome to the World of Transmission

    In this episode we make our leap 50 years into the future into the work of Transmission, a distributed, augmented reality performance during the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Meet Dr. Skylar Adhar, Leila Karam, Zada Karam, Youssif and Nada Karam, and Joel Horton as they prepare for the launch of the Saena in Edinburgh.

    • 34 min
    #13 - Transmission Cast Interview

    #13 - Transmission Cast Interview

    In this episode we sit down with the cast of Transmission to talk about working on a distributed theatre piece, and how one approaches a story told in this way.

    Featuring:
    Afia Farooki
    Aizzah Fatima
    Leila Ghaznavi
    David Glista
    Nada Humsi
    Youssif Kamal
    Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs

    • 55 min
    #12 - Interview with Writers Ian Garrett, Justine Garrett, and Maggie Sulc

    #12 - Interview with Writers Ian Garrett, Justine Garrett, and Maggie Sulc

    In this episode, we sit down with the writing team of Transmission as they talk about sharing responsibilities for world building, the Indy Convergence, and parenting.

    On the episode:
    Ian Garrett
    Justine Garrett
    Maggie Sulc

    With special guests:
    Henrietta Garrett
    Miles Garrett

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #11 - METI International (2 of 2)

    #11 - METI International (2 of 2)

    On March 22, 2017, Transmission Podcast was invited to attend a day long conference at Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle in Paris about the question “What is Life,” hosted by METI International. Many of our listeners will be familiar with SETI, or Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. METI, is Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. It is similarly focused on research and discussion related to possible extraterrestrial life, but considers also what we would say and why we’d say it to aliens. While there we interviewed Trustees of METI International and members of their Advisory Council. We asked them our questions, and why they feel METI’s work, though sometimes controversial, is important.

    On this Episode:
    Jerome H. Barkow
    Doug Vakoch
    Florence Raulin Cerceau

    With thanks to our sponsor:
    Porter Airlines

    • 47 min

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