Quackcast 619 - Artificial culture

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2023

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Talking about AI again but this time our subject is different: Does it have a negative influence on culture?
AI creative tools in the hands of an ...




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The AI Problem

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2023




The advent of AI has started to finally come into the field of art and expression. No longer is it there only to help us with the menial tasks, the repetitive stuff, the uninspired stuff so we, humans, can be freed up to engage in the intuitive expression of any ...


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Quackcast 607 - Horror Sci-Fi

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2022

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Happy Halloween! Our topic is horror Sci-Fi. Sc-Fi brings with it a whole lot more interesting things you can do with horror and scary stories and there ...



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Horror and Technology

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2022





I watched and enjoyed this year's horror movie “Barbarian” awhile back. It starts off as the first AirBnB horror movie - or the first one I've seen, anyway.

It occurred to me that back when cell phones grew into common usage I wondered how horror fiction would deal with ...





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Does Mechanization Turn Men into Robots or Robots into Men?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2022


Photo: “Fille Née Sans Mèr (translation ‘Girl Born without Mother’)”. Francis Picabia. 1917.

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” -Herbert George Wells

In one month’s time, I will be attending a lecture detailing the development of ...




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Fantastic Bestiary 12: The Na’vi

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Aug. 28, 2022



Another pop cultural fantastic bestiary Sunday. Anybody remember the movie Avatar? Not the kung-fu fantasy one, the tribal sci-fi one. The James Cameron’s Avatar as it was marketed. I still remember it being the movie that REALLY set the standard for what CGI technology can do cinematically, making this ...

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Timely or Timeless

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2022


Rogue from the X-Men encounters President Ronald Reagan!
(…who???)


Timeliness vs Timelessness

Some comics are very much “of the moment”, while others are more timeless.

Connecting to the events of the moment can be a worthy endeavor. Webcomics are well suited to this kind of approach, too, with our ability ...








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The Horror Newspaper Revelation Scene

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2022



There's a standard scene, particularly in a certain kind of horror movie, where the Protagonist or another character finds a room, or a book, full of newspaper clippings. The villain of the movie has clipped out a scrapbook or wall filled with a record of their evil doings.

It ...



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Quackcast 592 - Back in MY day!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 19, 2022

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History is happening faster now. With the growth of universal high speed communication and cheap world travel, culture and technology move at unprecedented speeds. Because of these ...



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You Call That a Period Piece?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 14, 2022



It was only a little over ten years ago that everyone seemed to be talking about the dustup in the late night talkshow world with the Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno transfer at NBC. It hinged on the (forced) retirement of Jay Leno, and Conan taking over the coveted Tonight ...

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