121 episodes

Enter a simulated universe where software beings engage in classic human struggles for belonging, status, and attention, and old certainties like death and gravity are just settings to be negotiated. You can be the god of your own private world, but if find yourself feeling lonely, you might be tempted to give away some of your precious control. This podcast will take you behind the scenes with comic book authors and veteran podcasters Jon Perry (@perryjon) and Ted Kupper (@tedkupper) as they write and develop a science fiction graphic novel called Constellation, set in a metaverse unlike any you’ve seen before: neither a utopia nor a dystopia, neither real nor virtual, it is a simulation where everyone knows they are being simulated and no one much cares, where there’s no hope of leaving and no reason to, just an endless supply of human-designed worlds to create and explore.

Constellation: Making the Graphic Novel Constellation

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Enter a simulated universe where software beings engage in classic human struggles for belonging, status, and attention, and old certainties like death and gravity are just settings to be negotiated. You can be the god of your own private world, but if find yourself feeling lonely, you might be tempted to give away some of your precious control. This podcast will take you behind the scenes with comic book authors and veteran podcasters Jon Perry (@perryjon) and Ted Kupper (@tedkupper) as they write and develop a science fiction graphic novel called Constellation, set in a metaverse unlike any you’ve seen before: neither a utopia nor a dystopia, neither real nor virtual, it is a simulation where everyone knows they are being simulated and no one much cares, where there’s no hope of leaving and no reason to, just an endless supply of human-designed worlds to create and explore.

    c10: Infinite Zebras

    c10: Infinite Zebras

    Lobbies, Strobing, Consolidation and Empire

    • 1 hr 33 min
    c09: Alone in a Serengeti

    c09: Alone in a Serengeti

    2030, The ancestral plain, Babies and pets

    • 1 hr 18 min
    c08: The Legend of Jerry

    c08: The Legend of Jerry

    Final DEVS, Eating and Sleeping, Regeneration, Default Homeworld

    • 22 min
    c07: The Intergalactic Space Phone

    c07: The Intergalactic Space Phone

    Devs, Ted Chiang, No Interworld Communication

    • 1 hr 21 min
    c06: The Standard Clock Rate of Everything

    c06: The Standard Clock Rate of Everything

    Newborn Rights, Money World, Interworld Communication

    • 1 hr 48 min
    c05: Babies Are Being Born with God Powers

    c05: Babies Are Being Born with God Powers

    Upload, Having Kids and Copying Minds, AI limits

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