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THE MONTAGE is the companion podcast to the online magazine MONTAG.WTF – about how weird future tech will change the way we live, and where technology means unusual ideas, not shiny new objects.

Launched by getGrover.com in March 2017, MONTAG is a magazine that explores where new technology is taking us as a society. If technology is shifting at an unprecedented rate, what does that change mean on a human level?

MONATG is by Grover, where you can rent the latest tech products at a fraction of the cost of owning them - getgrover.com

Music on the MONTAGE is from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com.

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THE MONTAGE is the companion podcast to the online magazine MONTAG.WTF – about how weird future tech will change the way we live, and where technology means unusual ideas, not shiny new objects.

Launched by getGrover.com in March 2017, MONTAG is a magazine that explores where new technology is taking us as a society. If technology is shifting at an unprecedented rate, what does that change mean on a human level?

MONATG is by Grover, where you can rent the latest tech products at a fraction of the cost of owning them - getgrover.com

Music on the MONTAGE is from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com.

    Episode 15 - who said it - @Dril or @Pontifex?

    Episode 15 - who said it - @Dril or @Pontifex?

    If it turns out that music is really good for your health, could your healthcare plan pay for your Spotify subscription? It's actually more plausible than you might think: a series of scientific tests have shown that certain kinds of music can reduce the sensation of physical pain or help prevent addiction.

    Episode 15 of the MONTAGE, is not only about how music soothes the the savage beast, but how Twitter - yes, Twitter - has revolutionised how we experience literature - yes, literature - and not just by making it really, really short.

    Plus, Kathryn is in her element as she blurs the lines between the literary thoughts of His Holiness Pope Francis, AKA @pontifex, The Cool Pope and His Royal Genious @dril, doyen of Weird Twitter.

    Twitterature - How Twitter has changed the art of literature, from the Bard to baby shoes: montag.wtf/twitteratureSound Affects: Music might be your new medicine and Muzak may soon replace Prozac: montag.wtf/sound-affects-music-might-be-your-new-medicine

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    All this stuff was initially discussed in MONTAG.WTF's all-new "CODING CREATIVITY" magazine - get your really really really beautiful print edition here: https://tictail.com/montag
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    • 50 min
    Episode 14: A Ray Kurzweil 2019 Weird Predictions Special

    Episode 14: A Ray Kurzweil 2019 Weird Predictions Special

    Welcome to A Very Special Episode of THE MONTAGE Podcast: a 2019 predictions special. We compare the predictions for 2019 made by tech sayer of sooths Ray Kurzweil and check whether his grand proclamations are at all close to reality.

    Kathryn wrote two Extremely Insightful articles on this very subject, and we decided that because Ray had made just so many damn predictions, we should dedicate a whole podcast to his suggestions, taken from two of his key books, The Age Of Intelligent Machines (1990) and The Age of Spiritual Machines (1999).

    So this podcast is all you need to figure out what's going to happen in the next 12 months (and beyond - Ray's not correct all the time), so gird your loins for a shortly-arriving world of exoskeletons, aggressive neo-Luddites, 3D-printed human skin and robot butlers.

    Oh, and Kathryn also fondly imagines a future where she has a giant flap of real human skin to test her make-up on. It's all in Episode 14!

    Kathryn's articles:
    Parts One: https://www.montag.wtf/2019-predictions/
    and Two: https://www.montag.wtf/2019-predictions-part-2/

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    • 49 min
    Episode 13: Laughing at AI's best attempts to be human, and why is no-one playing the Eigenharp?

    Episode 13: Laughing at AI's best attempts to be human, and why is no-one playing the Eigenharp?

    Enjoy laughing at Artificial Intelligence's attempts at creating art while you can, because as soon as AI gains sentience, there'll be no more disresepect allowed. And thus it was so: Joe, Kathryn and Thom all laughed heartily in this podcast at silly things AI has done as well as mocked music it's made - plus they investigated the brand new musical instruments that seemingly no pop stars want to play.

    In this episode:• Fun With Neural Networks! Janelle Shane is the reigning queen of making funny, silly, and downright bizarre texts with neural networks - Kathryn investigates.• New Musical Excess: why musicians are ignoring the newest instruments (and what they'll play next) We’re in an age of constant technical innovation - so where are all the new musical instruments?• PLUS: Kwiz Kween kathryn is hitting her stride once more and her new kwiz kompromises on nothing short of khaos in… the Mystery Montage.

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    Exclusive MONTAGE Grover discount:

    Visit getgrover.com, select your tech and use the code MONTAG10 for a 10% discount!
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    All this stuff was initially discussed in MONTAG.WTF's all-new "CODING CREATIVITY" magazine - get your really really really beautiful print edition here: https://montag.bigcartel.com
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    MONTAG links mentioned in this show:
    Fun With Neural Networks: https://www.montag.wtf/fun-with-neural-networks/
    New Musical Excess: why musicians are ignoring the newest instruments (and what they'll play next): https://www.montag.wtf/new-musical-excess-why-musicians-are-ignoring-the-newest-instruments-and-what-theyll-play-next/

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    Episode 12 - Dystopian Movie Special: How are sci-fi films "They Live" & "Equilibrium" like today?

    Episode 12 - Dystopian Movie Special: How are sci-fi films "They Live" & "Equilibrium" like today?

    IN EPISODE 12 - Today's Dystopia movie special, we dig into two sci-fi "classics":

    • "They Live" - With each year that passes since its 1988 release, John Carpenter’s Horror-Sci-Fi B-movie classic They Live reveals itself more and more to be a stiletto-sharp appraisal of the consumerism, capitalism, and inequality that saturates society – and how it is slowly, silently strangling us, right under our noses. JOE dons the famous sunglasses to find out how much They Live! is like we, live.
    • "Equilibrium" - In the unintentionally amusing 2002 sci-fi extravaganza, Art and emotions are illegal in the city of Libria, and a young-ish Christian Bale struggles with his emotions, his fight to expose the truth, and his ability to keep a straight face. How close are we to this forecast fascist future? Kathryn learns how to do a ridiculous gun-based martial art to find out.

    PLUS: Last time Kathryn re-ascended to her Kwiz Kween Throne and promptly made Joe and Thom look like fools again. This week her kwiz kreates more krafty khaos in… a brand-slogan themed Mystery Montage.
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    Exclusive MONTAGE Grover discount:

    Visit getgrover.com, select your tech and use the code MONTAG10 for a 10% discount!
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    All this stuff was initially discussed in MONTAG.WTF's all-new "CODING CREATIVITY" magazine - get your really really really beautiful print edition here: https://montag.bigcartel.com
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    MONTAG links mentioned in this show:

    Equilibrium: https://www.montag.wtf/todays-dystopia-equilibrium/
    They Live: https://www.montag.wtf/todays-dystopia-they-live/

    • 49 min
    Episode 11: are AI-written movies and music any good? PLUS - Kathryn reigns as Kwiz Kween once more

    Episode 11: are AI-written movies and music any good? PLUS - Kathryn reigns as Kwiz Kween once more

    ELF AND SAFETY: - In Episode 11:
    • Sunspring and It's No Game: Sci-fi by AI – Sunspring, the first film written by an artificial intelligence, opens up a lot of questions about culture and tech. Do sci-fi films written by AI pass the Turing test? And more importantly, are they any good? Kathryn pops some corn and lets us know;
    • Automatic For The People: why musicians should welcome automated music making - The whole “humans making music” process seems to be working out just fine - so why are people trying to change it, and how? Joe explains how we should embrace a future of robo-penned pop hits.
    • PLUS: We’re all overjoyed as Kathryn returns to her Kwiz Kween Throne - and challenges perennial fall-guys Joe and Thom to a quiz that will inevitably showcase their bone-headedness in… the Mystery Montage.

    Exclusive MONTAGE Grover discount:

    Visit getgrover.com, select your tech and use the code MONTAG10 for a 10% discount!

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    MONTAG links mentioned in this show:

    All this stuff was initially discussed in MONTAG.WTF's all-new "CODING CREATIVITY" magazine - get your really really really beautiful print edition here: https://montag.bigcartel.com

    Sunspring and It's No Game: Sci-fi by AI: https://www.montag.wtf/sunspring-sci-fi-by-ai/
    Sunspring on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7x2Ihqjmc
    Automatic for the People: https://www.montag.wtf/automatic-for-the-people-part-1/ AND https://www.montag.wtf/automatic-for-the-people-part-two/
    Daddy's Car - the first song written by AI: https://qz.com/790523/daddys-car-the-first-song-ever-written-by-artificial-intelligence-is-actually-pretty-good/

    • 53 min
    Episode 10: the benefits of consuming other people's blood, and (whisper it) adventures in ASMR

    Episode 10: the benefits of consuming other people's blood, and (whisper it) adventures in ASMR

    IN EPISODE 10:
    • Consume young blood, live longer: It's time to embrace your inner vampire: Joe finds out that in the search for youthfulness, researchers may have found a magic potion: young people's blood - we’ll find out how other people’s blood can actually reverse your aging process, you wrinkly old husk.
    • The power of music and soft brain hacking: Kathryn discovers that our brains are hard-wired to respond to music in certain predictable ways – and we’ll learn how we can hack our brains with sound. But will it involve listening to burps, as in episode 9 of the MONTAGE?
    • PLUS: For the second episode in a row Kathryn is reluctantly dragged off her throne but this time Thom becomes KwizMaster, pitting Kwiz Kween Kathryn against serial loser Joe in an Extremely Special Mystery Montage.

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    ##Exclusive MONTAGE Grover discount:
    Visit getgrover.com, select your tech and use the code MONTAG10 for a 10% discount!

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    MONTAG links mentioned in this show:
    All this stuff was initially discussed in MONTAG.WTF's "Better Bodies" magazine - get your really really really beautiful print edition here: www.montag.wtf/print-editions/

    Explore more stories from MONTAG Issue 2: Better Bodies - www.montag.wtf/issue2/

    Consume young blood, live longer: It's time to embrace your inner vampire - https://www.montag.wtf/consume-young-blood-live-longer-embrace-your-inner-vampire/

    The power of music and soft brain hacking https://www.montag.wtf/the-power-of-music-and-soft-brain-hacking/

    PLUS: Real vampires who drink human blood: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151021-the-people-who-drink-human-blood
    Judas Priest's Satanic subliminal message trial by the podcast Rock Candy: https://rockcandypodcast.com/2018/06/01/episode-21-judas-priest-part-1-subliminal-message-trial/
    Oh god it's the Blood as food Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_as_food

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