• solipsistic NATION No. 108: Spime

    19. Sep. 2008, 16:20 von solipsisticast

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    Have you heard of Bruce Sterling’s Spime concept? No? Let me quote Cory Doctorow, one of Sterling’s peers, who can sum up the idea of Spime better than I can.

    “A Spime is a location-aware, environment-aware, self-logging, self-documenting, uniquely identified object that flings off data about itself and its environment in great quantities. A universe of Spimes is an informational universe, and it is the use of this information that informs the most exciting part of Sterling’s argument.”

    As the web becomes ever more interconnected and self-referential I’ve been thinking Spime more and more. But where, I think, Sterling refers to Spime as a physical object that, from cradle to grave, generates all sorts of tagged meta data, I think of Spime in terms of a podcasts.

    Take solipsistic NATION, for example.

    Nearly all the songs featured on solipsistic NATION were either emailed to me or I downloaded from various web sites…
  • October 5, 2007

    5. Okt. 2007, 23:08 von solipsisticast

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    When I began solipsistic NATION I knew that I wanted to include interviews in the show but I didn’t want that to be the focus of the podcast. solipsistic NATION is all about the music, after all. But as the year went by I noticed that solipsistic NATION has had more and more interviews and they’ve been getting longer and longer. I don’t mind that so much as long as the interviews don’t dominate the show and I keep a balance between the music and the interviews. That said, today’s show is chock full of interviews.

    We’ll talk with Ronnie Darko about his Scion CD Sampler v. 18: Ninja Tune Mix. D Kay tells us all about his debut release, Individual Soul, a drum and bass album he recorded using real drums and real bass, as well as horns on keyboards. We’ll also talk with Brian about the that takes place in New Mexico this weekend.

    If you happen to be in the south west this weekend then…