132 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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    • 4.7 • 67 Ratings

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.

    c21: A Short History of the Constellation

    c21: A Short History of the Constellation

    From the scan to the present

    • 1 hr 26 min
    c20: Novel Worlds Pitch Session

    c20: Novel Worlds Pitch Session

    Art Worlds, Movements, Genres

    • 1 hr 23 min
    c19: Public Worlds Set Up to Solve Problems

    c19: Public Worlds Set Up to Solve Problems

    Mailboxworld, Moneyworld, Wikiworld, etc.

    c18: Hobbies Don’t Count

    c18: Hobbies Don’t Count

    Remote Work, Work in the Constellation

    • 5 min
    c17: Religion in the Constellation

    c17: Religion in the Constellation

    Stances toward the Simulators, Orthodox Defaultism

    • 1 hr 21 min
    c16: A Slug Crossing a Lawn in Realtime

    c16: A Slug Crossing a Lawn in Realtime

    Art Worlds, Genres and Novelty, Colonies and Awards

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Quentin A Pongratz ,

What the Future

This is a really good podcast for pondering the future. They go in detail to quite a few topics and they always have them pretty well researched. It's always fun to think about what the future might be like and I like podcasts that go into some of the implications of things we think of just sci-fi. Love it.

nickname872829/ ,

Possibly the worst

They couldn’t be bothered to explain quantum computing and the episodes sound like they are based on a few hours of google searches with little to no actual analysis. If you’re looking for summaries of Medium articles with zero personality this is the podcast for you.

SkinnySuit80 ,

Just the best in the genre

Thoughtful, intelligent conversation about emerging technology and its effect on society. Enlightening and entertaining. I hope these guys continue this podcast for a long time.

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