15 episodes

“Being dead is something you learn to live with,” reflects the narrator of NOTES FROM THE UNCANNY VALLEY, an inventive, 400-page autofiction novel read as an audiobook posing as a podcast adapted as a movie in your mind. Listen, as the clues lead our alien observer down deep into the uncanny valley, where he begins to wonder, is he living in a simulation? Is he himself artificial intelligence? Will he find the missing link between monkey and machine?

Notes from the Uncanny Valley Gib

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

“Being dead is something you learn to live with,” reflects the narrator of NOTES FROM THE UNCANNY VALLEY, an inventive, 400-page autofiction novel read as an audiobook posing as a podcast adapted as a movie in your mind. Listen, as the clues lead our alien observer down deep into the uncanny valley, where he begins to wonder, is he living in a simulation? Is he himself artificial intelligence? Will he find the missing link between monkey and machine?

    15. Uncanny Valley Thanksgiving

    15. Uncanny Valley Thanksgiving

    “Is the star of The Truman Show suffering from the Truman Show delusion? Have culture and reality finally merged into one, trapping us in a feedback loop? What happens when reality doesn’t show up to the reality show?” 00:00 —On misnomers and false maps… 04:06 —Elevator Riders on the Storm 11:42 —Is Tomorrow a Virgin? 14:15 … Continue reading 15. Uncanny Valley Thanksgiving

    • 1 hr 4 min
    14. Autumn is Nature’s Striptease

    14. Autumn is Nature’s Striptease

    “I’ve noticed that the last socially acceptable form of discrimination is astrological prejudice. Stereotyping based on gender, race, or sexual orientation is frowned upon, but it’s completely okay to say, ‘I’ll never date another Scorpio, because they’re evil, promiscuous, two-faced, jealous little bitches.’” 0:00 —A Failed MacGuffin 4:37 —The Library 12:14 —Hannah 17:40 — Autumn … Continue reading 14. Autumn is Nature’s Striptease

    • 1 hr
    13. I’m a Stranger Here Myself

    13. I’m a Stranger Here Myself

    “If an alien force were observing Earth, would it see humans as the invasive species and send some kind of robot scarecrows to protect the habitat? Or would it further our survival by leading us away from danger? For a moment, I take a guilty solace in the latter fantasy. I imagine electric angels guiding … Continue reading 13. I’m a Stranger Here Myself

    • 27 min
    12. The Night Watchman

    12. The Night Watchman

    “Maybe all black holes are intelligent civilizations that got sucked up their own assholes.” 0:00 —People call him Superboy… 01:14 —Notes on Bigfoot 05:00 —A bus ride through the snow storm 08:13 —Notes on the Fermi paradox 10:21 —The nightwatchman’s lullaby 13:14 —A cosmic prank in the park 14:06 — “SETI to yeti, do you … Continue reading 12. The Night Watchman

    • 24 min
    11. Real Person Blues

    11. Real Person Blues

    “Sometimes you’ve gotta beat the crazy outta them.” 0:00 —Intro 00:30 —Riding the train backwards through downtown… 02:34 —Notes on Déjà vu 04:12 —The Return of the Mummy’s Shadow 09:14 —Drifting through downtown again with the soundtrack out of sync… 11:00 —Roy suggests a way to deal with Sam and reveals Dietzen’s identity…. 17:42 —Dan … Continue reading 11. Real Person Blues

    • 18 min
    10. The Healthy Skeptic

    10. The Healthy Skeptic

    “This is an irony you couldn’t get away with in fiction—socially impaired programmers creating social media environments for society to socialize within. And the irony doesn’t stop there. Grandin points out that the programmers require intense concentration to look at information for long periods of time. Meanwhile, the technology and media they create distract and … Continue reading 10. The Healthy Skeptic

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

DSligguth ,

Lonely Dispatches from the Margins

From a dimly lit room at the edge of the frontier, Gib Strange can see the shining cities on the horizon, over his shoulder, the abyss. From this unique vantage point he sends these sad, funny, beautifully crafted dispatches. Messages in bottles containing glimmers of half life, sad reflections and almost but not quite detatched observations. Or are they warnings? Can we change? Can we help? Will they reach us in time? Hypnotic, thought provoking and highly recommended.

Bovlvovlv ,

Good

On a whim and not expecting much, I searched the word “uncanny” into the podcasts app. And I have been richly rewarded.

steventylersscarf ,

major expulsion

Thought provoking musings. Wry and dark wit.

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