Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there – not doing recaps or just remaining on the level of entertainment coverage. For them, popular culture offers resources for asking questions about who we are and where we are going, questions that can be political, legal, technological, economic, or social, but often cut across all of the above.
Te Rita Papesch and Sharon Mazer on the Living Tradition of Kapa Haka
This week, we are joined by Te Rita Papesch, a legendary figure in the Maori tradition of Kapa Haka, and Sharon Mazer, her friend, an American performance studies researcher. They discuss Kapa Haka as a manifestation of the historic relations between the Maori people and their “Kiwi” colonizers, one which is embedded in the everyday life of the community but also undergoing constant change as performers adjust to the increased global visibility of their performances.
What's Making Us Sappy Episode 21: Ioana Mischie and Howard Blumenthal
This week's media recommendations come from Ioana Mischie, a transmedia artist working with creative writing, film, and virtual reality, and Howard Blumenthal, a television and new media creative, to talk about how children can shape the future of education and our world. Their recommendations span everything from jazz to emerging futuristic fiction. You'll love em!
Ioana Mischie and Howard Blumenthal on the Future of Education
We’re joined by Ioana Mischie, a transmedia artist working with creative writing, film, and virtual reality, and Howard Blumenthal, a television and new media creative, to talk about how children can shape the future of education and our world.
What's Making You Sappy Episode 20: S.B. Divya and Jonathon Keats
This week's media recommendations come from scientist turned author S.B. Divya and philosophy student turned conceptual artist Jonathon Keats. Their list includes everything from 1960s architecture collectives to a weekly science fiction podcast!
Speculative Art & Fiction with SB Divya and Jonathon Keats
Author SB Divya and artist Jonathon Keats join us to talk about how they invite their audiences to participate with them in optimistic speculation about the future through their work, and how letting go of human exceptionalism makes us more human.
What's Making You Sappy Episode 20: Sarena Ulibarri and Ed Finn
This week's media recommendations come from two writers/scholars of the Solarpunk movement: Sarena Ulibarri, Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press and a science fiction writer whose works include Glass and Gardens and Biketopia, and Ed Finn, the Director of the Center for Science and Imagination at Arizona State University.
Original and cutting edge
And very professionally carried out.