AT: Chuckle-Hut McGee

Posted by on July 22nd, 2020
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What advice would you give to a 20-year-old just starting with the creative arts? What’s the value to a newcomer tackling an America’s Got Talent or Fool Us? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park

Justin: Apple Watch

Brian: Total Recall from Arnold Schwarzenegger

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WT: OCD Bot

Posted by on July 21st, 2020
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Who needs a stylist anymore? Shane of Stuff Made Here has a horrifying new contraption that looks like it works! Hello Robot’s new Stretch RE1 robot can autonomously detect, map, and interact with real spaces. One company wants you to live in a van and use their bathroom. Check out Stuff Made Here’s robo-barber here Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: TaskRabbit

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Ghost of Tsushima

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AT: Store’s Open!

Posted by on July 15th, 2020
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Brian developed a product that is absolutely not ideal for the socially-distanced COVID-19 world. How did he launch that product anyway, how did he market it, and was it successful? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Foundation from Isaac Asimov and

Justin: Search Party and

Brian: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and

Bryce: 1000 gecs from 100 gecs and

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WT: F-U Hadron Collider (fixed)

Posted by on July 14th, 2020
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Man, Space Is Weird! How scared of weird radio waves should we be? A larger hadron collider is proposed in Europe with a hefty price tag. What is the subtext of high pricetag science projects like this? We are about to send the Mars rover Perseverance off to the red planet. What can it do and what will it eventually bring back? XPrize has put out a prize for a better, more-fashionable facemask. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Company Man on YouTube

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Palm Springs

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AT: Doomscrolling

Posted by on July 8th, 2020
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Do we use note-taking systems and how to we record information? How do you go from notes and outlines to drafts and how can you make your first drafts even better? The difference between drawing motivation from media and from data. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Wisdom of Crowds from James Surowiecki

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: Warrior Nun

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WT: Why Hulk Smash?

Posted by on July 7th, 2020
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Sea danger from above! Higher education is moving online, even if you live on campus. The boys posit a new take on the college experience. Andrew’s OpenAI-powered historical figure app, AI Writer, got a write-up on TheNextWeb! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Westworld

Justin: You Must Remember This Podcast – Charles Manson’s Hollywood

Brian: The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Bryce: Life is Strange 2

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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.”

Picks:

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.”

Picks:

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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