WT: Brian’s Cyberpunk Novel

Posted by on June 30th, 2020
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Twitter’s new audio posts show potential for short-form audio. What are the avenues for smaller, tighter content on social media and what are the wild cards? Facebook evolves from guessing your thoughts to simply asking you for them. Apple unveiled “Apple Silicon.” What does that mean for computing, Android, and VR/AR? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Illuminated Tweets of Elon Musk coloring book and

Justin: Search Party

Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Never Have I Ever

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AT: Report Everything

Posted by on June 24th, 2020
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With tax season upon us, how do we track and compile expenses? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Search Party

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WT: No Need For Feet

Posted by on June 23rd, 2020
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It was just the anniversary of SpaceShipOne. SpaceX offers ridesharing–what would we do with 200kg of payload? Segway inventor Dean Kamen wants to build human organs. Who really needs feet? Only bronze?! The stories of the blown-up whale, colliding trains, and burning circuses. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

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Andrew: What We Do in the Shadows

Brian: The Last Days of American Crime

Bryce: Hardspace: Shipbreaker

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AT: When To Test

Posted by on June 17th, 2020
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Justin’s embarking on a Politics! Politics! Politics! adventure, but traveling right now is dicey–let alone going to a packed political rally. What should he do logistically given a small apartment and a partner with health concerns? Quarantine at home? Rent a hotel room? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: In Conversation with the Cast of Community

Brian: Wind of Change podcast

Bryce: Claws

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WT: Not-Hercules

Posted by on June 16th, 2020
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We’ve had early access to OpenAI’s new GPT-3 generative text model. How have we used it and what is the power it holds? Andrew’s already built a suite of OpenAI-powered projects. Check them out at AI Channels. Plus, what mental faculties do we take for granted? A brief look into aphantasia, the inability to visually imagine. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Flinstones (film)

Justin: You Must Remember This Podcast on Polly Platt

Brian: Casablanca

Bryce: Succession

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AT: Intensive

Posted by on June 10th, 2020
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Brian, Bryce, and the entire Modern Rogue crew have set out on a two-week film-a-thon. What sort of toil accompanies 14 days of filming and what does the state of the company look like in this flux state? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Suction Punch

Posted by on June 9th, 2020
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A shark pic tells a thousand words on fisticuffs. New dating pinpoints the earliest-known land creature. No parties may be a reason to celebrate. The tall, tall tale of Hitler’s not-pet. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: McMillions and The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Justin: Community and

Brian: Winds of Change and

Bryce: Lady Gaga – Chromatica and

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WT: The C Stands for Hypnosis

Posted by on June 2nd, 2020
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SpaceX and NASA have done something that hasn’t been done in a long time: take a bedazzled dinosaur into space. You’re still rocking cube salt? Pfft, lame. Millions of new/old friends are about to join the Eastern seaboard. A break-in-gone-wrong gone wrong. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week and will return next Monday.

Picks:

Andrew: and

Justin: Rick and Morty

Brian: Space Force

Bryce: Search Party

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AT: Better And Still Not Perfect

Posted by on May 27th, 2020
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What piece of media has influenced us strongly as creators? Do you have one? Tell us–email the show at neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Kinds of Minds from Daniel C. Dennett and River Out of Eden from Richard Dawkins

Justin: The works of Christopher Hitchens

Brian: The Rational Optimist from Matt Ridley

Bryce: The Secret of Psalm 46 from Brian Moriarty

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WT: Your Year In Serotonin

Posted by on May 26th, 2020
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Going to the ISS and sharply dressed to boot! 40 years of Pac-Man up-ended by a danged AI. Social networks: when will they use cameras to gauge what works? Imagining a world where you can talk to virtualized versions of your friends after binging a new show. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: How Innovation Works from Matt Riddley

Justin: Dark Side of the Ring

Brian: Devs

Bryce: Homecoming

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AT: Who Owns Me?

Posted by on May 20th, 2020
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With “generative adversarial networks” AKA machine generated imagery, what does copyright look like if a visual output looks too much like the copywritten image inspiration? How would you feel if a computer model was trained on your works? Let us know how you feel, email the show at neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ringworld and Eon

Justin: Community

Brian: Troop Zero

Bryce: The Sopranos

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WT: Headless Cheese Pizza

Posted by on May 19th, 2020
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A glimpse into the future of manned space flights comes in less than two weeks. Hold on guys, let’s get some pizza. Katy Perry shows off a VR/AR performance on primetime TV. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Katy Perry’s American Idol performance mentioned.

Picks:

Andrew: Solar Opposites

Justin: The Last Dance

Brian: The Last Of Us – The Movie from dansg08

Bryce: The Midnight Gospel

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AT: Another Outlier For You!

Posted by on May 6th, 2020
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Check-in time. Brian found an anomaly in his email list: a surprise hit! How is Videogames w/ Bryce advancing? Is Jury’s Crystal podcast helpful or a depressive omen? (It’s not a depressive omen.) What’s next for Andrew after the #1 launch of The Girl Beneath the Sea? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Tonor TC-777 USB Microphone and Lightning to USB adapter

Justin & Bryce: Artlist

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WT: Murky Pond Water

Posted by on May 5th, 2020
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NASA picks three companies to send us back to the moon by 2024. What are the difficulties landing on the lunar surface and how might these companies handle it? The near-abandoned Discovery Island on Disney had an illegal visitor! On the fringes of the star system, could our hypothetical Planet Nine not even be a planet at all? Plus, what the heckie is up, Elon? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Magic Puzzles and Devs

Justin: Community

Brian: Conviction: American Panic

Bryce: Shrill

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AT: Tech-in-Place

Posted by on April 29th, 2020
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Some tech talk and what habits will you keep up after shelter-in-place? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Space Rock, We Rock

Posted by on April 28th, 2020
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How would you keep people off the streets at night? Planets orbiting stars? Bo-ring! Plus, the hidden musical stylings of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Beastie Boys Story and

Brian: The Midnight Gospel and

Bryce: and

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