8 episodes

Submerged in a post-truth dystopia and suspecting he might already be dead, the invisible narrator of Notes from the Uncanny Valley floats with wry, dark humor through landscapes of crowded public transit and low-income housing. When a series of bizarre encounters with psychotic neighbors draw him into an absurd mystery lurking beneath the surface of daily life, he begins questioning everything, including the increasingly fantastic news headlines. As the world grows more alien by the moment, the clues lead our undercover detective down deep into the uncanny valley. Is he living in a simulation? Or is the truth even stranger?

Notes from the Uncanny Valley Gib Edleman

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 11 Ratings

Submerged in a post-truth dystopia and suspecting he might already be dead, the invisible narrator of Notes from the Uncanny Valley floats with wry, dark humor through landscapes of crowded public transit and low-income housing. When a series of bizarre encounters with psychotic neighbors draw him into an absurd mystery lurking beneath the surface of daily life, he begins questioning everything, including the increasingly fantastic news headlines. As the world grows more alien by the moment, the clues lead our undercover detective down deep into the uncanny valley. Is he living in a simulation? Or is the truth even stranger?

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4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Lonely Dispatches from the Margins

From a dimly lit room at the edge of the frontier, Gib Edleman 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.

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major expulsion

Thought provoking musings. Wry and dark wit.

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An Underground Man for the Internet Era

Gib Edelman is an Underground Man for the Internet Era. He’s an affable but almost affectless guide to a futuristic dystopia that has already arrived, whether we realize it or not. If we’re all living in someone else’s vast, virtual-reality simulation where the laws of quantum string theory are identical to the computer codes used in browsers—as theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gate the 6th has suggested—then Gib is already operating in that simulation’s near-future, where we’re all destined to find ourselves (if we still have a future…).

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