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Thursday
May212015

Future News - SpaceX Gets Next Green Light, Mercury is Mostly Liquid, The $9 Computer, and our Big Report on the Amazing Maker Faire, with correspondents Gregory Panos and Richard Cray.

Yes, the great Maker Faire happened this last weekend, and we were there in force to bring you what we thought was hot and worthy of your attention.  Robots, rockets, drones, 3D printers, art cars, magical characters, amusement rides, steam punk, fire, sound, and light play of all kinds!
Some of our crew at the Maker Faire. photo: Richard Cray

If any event truly signified the beginning of a new true renaissance of science and art, this is it!  Literally tens of Dan Kottke stares into infinity. photo: Richard Craythousands of families converged at the San Mateo County fairgrounds to share their favorite creative projects with each other and the world.  
Our team coverage includes Greg Panos, our pundit on all things virtual, and Richard Cray, exploring the more artistic andRichard Cray plays a flame organ emotionally impactful elements of the show are with us in the studio, along with Dr. and Mrs. Future.
Come, get inspired with us!
Thursday
May142015

Future News - Maker Faire 2015, AOL/Verizon merger, Ceres Mystery Lights update, Autonomous Car Accidents, an in-game Death Sentence for Hacker, Armed Forces Operation Jade Helm, with special guest mediamakers Shannon and Brett Leonard

Listen Now to Future News 5.12.2015

Lots of juicy Future News this week, and to help us with commentary we have mediamakers Brett Leonard in the studio!  We look at the implications of the AOL/Verizon merger, the latest on the strange lights from dwarf planet Ceres, the interesting world of autonomous cars and the latest reported accidents from Google, the new amazing Occulus VR head gear and how media interpenetrates our experience of reality, death in Cyberspace, and the very curious massive US domestic military operation, Jade Helm, coming this summer.. Enjoy the show!

U.S. Military Operation Jade Helm

Thursday
May072015

Future News and special guests Brett and Shannon Leonard on The Future of Filmmaking

A new revolution in filmmaking is currently underway.  In the 90’s we saw the beginning of the transition from analog to digital technologies in all walks of life.  With cinematic storytelling, we went from editing film by cutting strips of celluloid to moving images around on the screen (non-linear editing).  We also saw the beginnings of interactive storyteling, with the introduction of CD-ROMs, the internet, and to a limited extent, virtual reality. However, it was Brett Leonard who did portray the potential of VR in the feature film The Lawnmower Man, in 1992. Now, much of what was SciFi back then is reality now, and Brett is planning to show us what’s next in a new film in development, the working title, “The Lawnmower Man - Reborn.”
The latest high def VR headsets, eye tracking technologies, high speed internet, powerful apps and realtime computer graphics animation open up whole new vistas for today’s storytellers, and Brett’s 20 year old Shannon is playing in this world.  Besides mastering the tools of this new media world (i.e. Adobe’s online production suite), Shannon has released an iPhone app based on the sensibities of the millennial generation - 10 Word News, important stories of the day via headlines of ten words. 
In this show, Brett and Shannon with The Futures will help introduce you to this brave new world of story and news telling, and the gatherings in Santa Cruz and the Bay area that helped spawn all of this..
We also have their perspectives on our Future News segment in the first hour!
Wednesday
Apr292015

Future News and DJI Educator Romeo Durscher on the Drone Revolution

Listen Now to Dr. Future Show 4.28.2015 Drones

Space X chalks up another couple of successes, sonic ‘accoustraments’ redefine controls for your smart phone, NASA’s got a new car, and Drones are coming in mass to Santa Cruz this week!  Find out more about the drone conference and what you might see from educator Romeo Dursher, who is working DJI, a very popular drone company, who shares with us his passion for the flying technology and the new era of flight that this represents.

Wednesday
Apr222015

Our NAB Report, 360 Vision, Higher Brain Living Interview, Download from Agent Nada on upcoming TEDx Santa Cruz

Listen Now to Dr. Future Show 4.21.2015

We got back from NAB with our minds full of amazing new tech and hearts enriched with all the cool folks we met.  Today we share a few stories with you from that trip.  For our interview, we chat  with Zach Polsfuss, Director of Expansion for Higher Brain Living, a new training program for activating higher brain function involving a form of theurapeutic touch and what some might think of as a kundalini awakening.  Zach construes it more as activating higher consciousness by sending energy into the neocortex part of the brain. They are coming to the Bay Area next week Check out one of their demo videos and decide for yourself.  

Also, we talk to Nada Miljkavic, who is producing TEDx Santa Cruz this year with an fantastic lineup of speakers and art performances this coming Friday.  It is a reunion for us, as she used to play “Agent Nada” during the first year of The Dr. Future Show.  Today she shares with us some of the highlights of this Friday’s sold out event at the Rio Theater. The theme this year is Radical Collaboration, and from we have heard so far, they are not kidding!