Announcing a new podcast from Josh Raulerson, one of our guest speakers at the Oct 3, 2015 Meeting

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Nanograms (nanograms.org) is a podcast about technoculture, created by Josh Raulerson and produced at 90.5 WESA in Pittsburgh. The pilot season, ‘Borg in the USA, will launch on September 24, 2015.

Technology is changing fast, and reshaping the human experience along with it – transforming the economy, the environment and the way society is organized. But explosive technological growth isn’t just changing our world. It’s changing us. How we think of ourselves. How we relate to one other. How we imagine our future.

Nanograms is a limited-series dispatch from the front lines of technoculture, where weird and surprising things are happening at the intersection of human and machine, of science and the arts, of technology and… everything else. It’s a dumpster-dive into big ideas and complex problems, a serialized feast served in bite-size chunks for those of us who are already living with one foot in the future, but still figuring out what that means.

Reference works from the September 12, 2015 Presentation

Some members asked me to list the books I used for reference at this month’s Parsec meeting presentation. The History of Science Fiction Part 1 – The Long View.

Marjorie Hope Nicholson
Voyages to the Moon
Science and Imagination
The Breaking of the Circle
Newton Demands the Muse
Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory

Stephen Toulmin and June Goodfield
The Fabric of the Heavens
The Architecture of Matter
The Discovery of Time

Thomas S Kuhn
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

J.O. Bailey
Pilgrims Through Time and Space

Sam Moskowitz
Explorers of the Infinite

Scott L Montgomery
The Moon and Western Imagination

David Seed ed.
Anticipations

Robert Crossley
Imagining Mars

Brett M Rogers & Benjamn Eldon Stevens ed.
Classical Traditions in Science Fiction

Arthur B Evans ed.
Vintage Visions

James Gunn ed.
The Road to Science Fiction Vol 1

Faith K Vizor & T Allen Comp ed
The Man in the Moone and Other Lunar Fantasies

Ron Miller
Classics of Science Fiction
Bundle 1 through Bundle 8
Available at http://www.baenebooks.com
Many of these works have not been available for years
I believe this series is only available digitally

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do
Thanks,  Joe Coluccio

Upcoming Parsec Events – FYI

Saturday August 29, 2015 1:00PM to Dusk – Parsec Picnic
Dormont Park, Dormont PA
Hotdogs hamburgers filking and fun
Conversation readings and games
Please join us!

Saturday September 12, 2015 1:30 PM – 4:30PM
Monthly Parsec Meeting
History of Science Fiction Part 1 – The Long View
Presented by Joe Coluccio

http://parsec-sff.org/this-month/

Saturday October 3, 2015 2:00 PM – 4:30PM
Monthly Parsec Meeting
Change at the Speed of Thought
A Forum with Josh Raulerson, Thomas Sweterlitsch and Lawrence C Connolly

http://parsec-sff.org/future-meetings/