Into the Impossible
By Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination
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A podcast of stories, ideas, and speculations from the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. Each month, we'll bring you into a conversation between visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, engineering, and medicine on the nature of the imagination and how, through speculative culture, we collaborate to create the future.
||CleanEpisode 8: Fantastica, with George R.R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson||Science fiction and fantasy have gone from the sidelines to the mainstream. We bring you a live conversation between two of the fields living legends, George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire,” adapted for television as Game of Thrones, the Wild Ca||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: New Spaces||We’re looking at new spaces in space, speaking with Drs. Yvonne Cagle (astronaut and physician) and Adam Burgasser (astrophysicist). We talk about why we send humans into space, the discovery of potentially habitable worlds at TRAPPIST-1 and how we imag||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Designing the Future||How do you design the future? Today we talk with cyberpunk founder and design theorist Bruce Sterling and feminist/activist writer Jasmina Tešanović about speculative design, design fictions, open source hardware, the maker movement, and the soft robots||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus #1: Entanglements with Rae Armantrout||In advance of our upcoming event Entanglements: Rae Armantrout and the Poetry of Physics, we have a bonus episode: a conversation between the inimitable poet Rae Armantrout and Clarke Center cosmologist Brian Keating. Enjoy! And join us April 13, 2016 at||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Limits of Understanding||On this episode, we’re touching up against the outer limits of cosmology, and through that bringing up questions of limits on the imagination, the role of theology, and the end (and ends) of the universe. First, we’ll hear Paul Steinhardt on developin||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: How to Make a Spaceship||How do you jumpstart the private spaceflight industry? Passion, commitment, bold risk-taking, some inspiration from Charles Lindbergh, and a little luck. On todays show, we hear from Peter Diamandis, whose XPRIZE Foundation launched the competition that||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Hard Problem||Today is an unusual and very special episode of Into the Impossible. In winter of 2015, the Clarke Center produced a collaborative project with the performance artist Marina Abramović and the science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. The multi-day wor||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Becoming a Galactic Wonder||We’re looking at wonder and imagination today, through the plays of Herbert Siguenza (playwright, actor, and director; founding member of Culture Clash) that take us from Pablo Picasso in 1957 to a post-apocalyptic California, and the art (and green thu||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Imagining the Impossible||How do we imagine the impossible? On today’s episode, we talk to physicists and writers (and writer-physicists) about this question. Along the way, we’ll touch on a range of topics, from how to detect gravitational waves to how the hippies saved physi||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
"The only thing we can say about this podcast is that it will be absolutely fantastic!"
Experimental resarch into the unpinnings of creativity, inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, renaissance man who blended art, science, and culture into one.
In the tradition of Freakonomics, Science Fantastic with Michio kaku, and other intellectually expansive content, Into the Impossible reaches deeply into intersections of science and self-awareness to stimulate imagination and provoke thought. The Clarke Center is a unique institution that the intellectually curious will enjoy learning about.
Enlightening Discussions w/ Todays Brightest Minds
Great podcast exploring the intersection of science, innovation, culture, and human nature. Highly recommended.