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Deutschsprachige SciFi Links

swens blog - Mon, 2014-01-13 19:55
Georg Klein: "Die Zukunft des Mars"
dradio: "Georg Kleins Roman "Die Zukunft des Mars" ermöglicht uns einen hypothetischen Rückblick auf die Gegenwart. Sein Roman spielt in einer postkatastrophischen Doppel-Welt auf der Erde und auf dem Mars. Dabei vermeidet er Sentimentalitäten der klassischen Öko-Dystopie." Weiter

Der Feigling und die Bestie [mp3]
dradio.de: "Fantasy-Literatur kommt bisher vor allem aus den USA oder Westeuropa, Baris Müstecaplioglu ist der erste türkische Autor des Genres. In seinem Roman über die Abenteuer des Ritters Leofold macht er vieles ganz anders als seine westlichen Kollegen." Weiter

Science Fiction – stimmt das? [mp3]
dradio.de: "Jochen Dreier hat mit dem Nerdcore-Blogger und SciFi-Experten René Walter gesprochen und einige Visionen der Science Fiction auf ihre Realitätstauglichkeit überprüft." Weiter

Jungle Fever Tarzan lebt! [mp3]
Im November 1887 erscheint die erste Sherlock-Holmes-Erzählung [mp3]
Mythos Werwolf - Das Biest im Mann [mp3]

Authors@Google Presents: Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (youtube)
Larry Niven & Gregory Benford, two of the most respected authors of hard science fiction, talk about their new book "Bowl of Heaven" and the concept of stories about "big dumb objects" as a sub-genre. They review prior stories (including Ringworld by Niven) and then talk about the physics of the "big smart object" that is the Bowl of Heaven -- a half dyson-sphere steering a star on an interstellar voyage.

Gregory Benford & Larry Niven: Himmelsjäger (mp3)
dradio.de: "Die amerikanischen Autoren Gregory Benford und Larry Niven schicken ihre Protagonisten weit ins Weltall hinaus. Und die passende Philosophie zur Space-Odyssee liefert ausgerechnet Marcel Proust." Weiter

Artikel:
- Kritik einer neuen Escience-Publikation zu Stanislaw Lem
- Dietmar Dath: »Pulsarnacht«, oder: Überforderung schafft Lustgefühle
- Thomas Ziegler: »Sardor – Der Flieger des Kaisers«
- Der Mann der Donnerstag war: Telepolis & molochronik
- Der aktuelle japanische Horrorfilm oder 15 Jahre nach Ring
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Super Slow-Motion Footage of People Waiting for the Subway

swens blog - Sun, 2014-01-12 19:44

Adam Magyar - Stainless, Alexanderplatz (excerpt) from Adam Magyar on Vimeo.

There's a 11:11 min video from Shinjuku at Adam Magyar's vimeo.com account.
Big "how to" article at medium.com and a a 20 minute presentation for PopTech.

Via petapixel.com
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Johnny Cash Radio

swens blog - Sun, 2014-01-12 19:31
24/7 Johnny Cash All the Time

- homepage & podcast
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Phantastika - SciFi aus dem Ostblock N

swens blog - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:24
Neuer Podcast stellt SciFi Bücher aus dem ehemaligem Ostblock vor.

- Phantastika
- via www.club-andymon.net
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Das radikal Böse

swens blog - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:38


3sat: "Wie wird ein netter junger Mann zum Massenmörder? Oscar-Preisträger Stefan Ruzowitzky beschäftigt sich in seiner Dokumentation "Das radikal Böse" mit den systematischen Erschießungen jüdischer Zivilisten durch deutsche Einsatzgruppen in Osteuropa ab 1941." Weiter

Interview mit Stefan Ruzowitzky - 2014-01-10 - W-film Distribution (youtube)
Interview mit Stefan Ruzowitzky - 2014-01-10 - Dradio (mp3)
Interview mit Stefan Ruzowitzky - 2014-01-10 - Dradio (mp3)
Interview mit Stefan Ruzowitzky - 2014-01-11 - WDR3 (mp3)
Interview mit Stefan Ruzowitzky - 2014-01-10 - 3Sat (Stream)

- Homepage des Films
- stefanruzowitzky.com
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Republik der Wölfe - Rumpelstiltskin

swens blog - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:48

The Ministry Of Wolves - Rumpelstiltskin from Mute on Vimeo.

"The band are a collaborative project involving Mick Harvey of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and formerly Crime & The City Solution, Einstürzende Neubauten and current C&TCS member Alexander Hacke, his band mate in the latter, Danielle de Picciotto, and Paul Wallfisch. They came together to soundtrack a new theatre production, Republik der Wölfe." Read on

See also mute.com
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Shakespeares ruhelose Welt - Rund um die Erde zieh’ ich einen Gürtel

swens blog - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:12
Die Vollständige Lesung von "Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten" als Hörbuch war eines meiner medialen Höhepukte des lezten Jahr. Das neue Buch von Neil MacGregor "Shakespeares ruhelose Welt" ging seltsamerweise an mir vorbei. Passenderweise hat der Bayrische Rundfunk daraus eine "inszenierte Lesung mit sieben Schauspielern und Musik" gemacht.

BR2: "Während Shakespeare seine Dramen schrieb, ging die Welt durch ein Zeitalter tiefgreifender Veränderungen. Neil MacGregor, Direktor des Britischen Museums in London, veranschaulicht anhand einzelner Gegenstände - das Schwert eines Edelmanns, die Wollmütze eines Handwerksburschen - die Veränderungen, die Shakespeares Zeitalter prägten: Globalisierung, Glaubenskämpfe." Weiter

Zur Einstimmung eine Besprechung des Hörbuchs:
WDR Hörbuchrezension - Shakespeares ruhelose Welt (mp3)

Alle Beiträge als mp3 Downloads:
11: Kelchglas aus Venedig - 06.01.2014
10: Manual der Königsmörder - 05.01.2014
09: Schiff und Augenreliquie - 04.01.2014
08: Dr. Dees magischer Spiegel - 03.01.2014
07: Die Mütze eines Lehrlings - 02.01.2014
06: Ein gefährliches Bild von Irland - 01.01.2014
05: Die Kampfausrüstung von Heinrich V. - 31.12.2013
04: Portrait der Tudor-Dynastie - 30.12.2013
03: Eisengabel / Stoßdegen und Doch - 29.12.2013
02: Der Stratford-Kelch - 28.12.2013
01: Gedenkmedaille - 27.12.2013

Die BBC hat aus dem Buch ebenfalls eine Radiosendung gemacht: Homepage & Podcasts<

Eine ausführliche Besprechung findet man unter www.faz.net
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Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey

swens blog - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:04


MIT OpenCourseWare: "What do one mathematician, one artist, and one musician all have in common? Are you interested in Zen Buddhism, math, fractals, logic, paradoxes, infinities, art, language, computer science, physics, music, intelligence, consciousness and unified theories? Get ready to chase me down a rabbit hole into Douglas Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize winning book Gödel, Escher, Bach."

6 video lectures and lecture notes can be found at the Course Homepage. The videos are also availalbe from archive.org and youtube.
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SciFi links

swens blog - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:21


Future Imperfect (mp3)
Radio ABC: "does science fiction predict the future, or inspire it?" Read on

Dr Who (mp3)
Radio ABC: "Nearly 800 episodes later this inveterate time-traveller has plumbed the intricacies of some serious philosophical issues: from identity to the nature of time; from personal ethics to radical evil; from the uncanny to quantum entanglement. What can this estranged time lord tell us about some timeless questions?" Read on

Wombs on Legs? (mp3)
BBC: "From HG Wells and Margaret Atwood to Battlestar Galactica, science fiction texts and tv series have long used birth control as a metaphor for the limits on individual freedom. New Generation Thinker Sarah Dillon, from the University of St Andrews, looks at the roles for women which science fiction has imagined and asks is sci-fi sexist?"

Zombies and a Cultural Obsession That Simply Won’t Die (mp3)
files.thesocietypages.org: "Jennifer Rutherford, sociologist, literary scholar, and Deputy Director of the Hawke Research Institute at the University of Southern Australia, helps us understand what can be learned from the cultural obsession. We discuss the power of the zombie as metaphor, the unrestrained drive of the undead, and the allure of becoming zombie at gatherings and celebrations." Read on

Star Trek's Continuing Relevance (youtube)
"Star Trek is not only popular, it's important for current scholarship and industry! As a franchise, Star Trek has drawn upon real history for its narratives and influenced space history through its compelling depictions of a possible future. In this educational panel program, four presenters will offer brief compelling insights into how relevant Star Trek is today." Read on

Tad Williams Interview (mp3)
bookotron.com: "Williams manage to write prose that is not just funny, but insightful, pithy, sad, nostalgic; whatever he sets his sights on, he hits the bull's eye." Read on

Authors@Google Presents: Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (youtube)
"Larry Niven & Gregory Benford, two of the most respected authors of hard science fiction, talk about their new book "Bowl of Heaven" and the concept of stories about "big dumb objects" as a sub-genre. They review prior stories (including Ringworld by Niven) and then talk about the physics of the "big smart object" that is the Bowl of Heaven -- a half dyson-sphere steering a star on an interstellar voyage."

Lontar: Journal of Southeast Asian science fiction
"Premiere issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos and Vietnam."
- More info & Sample pages

LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover Review with Set Designer Stephen Packbaz! (youtube)
The Lego Rover was designed by real Curiosity Rover engineer, Stephen Pakbaz. Read on

Some "Making" Of Videos at youtube:
Alien- Behind The Scenes [1/2]
Alien - Behind The Scenes [2/2]
Making of Aliens
The making of Total Recall

- The Psychology of Harry Potter: Harry's Curiosity (availalbe only for a few days)
- The Year in Chinese Science—And Science Fiction

- Worf image via theringtrick.tumblr.com
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Weird Council: an International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville

swens blog - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:16
ies.sas.ac.uk: "We are pleased to announce the first academic conference dedicated to the work of China Miéville. His fiction spans a wide variety of themes, contexts and genre-blurring literary traditions, which metaphorically explores, among other things, the implications of lived cultural, racial and geographical boundaries, collective struggle, and bodily affect.

In addition, Miéville’s monograph Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law was published in 2005 and he has written and edited critical articles for a variety of journals; from Historical Materialism and the philosophical journal Collapse, to the Harvard International Law Journal." Read on

Keynote: youtube / mp3
Plenary Discussion: youtube / mp3
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Hörspiele

swens blog - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:43
Die Spur des Bienenfressers (mp3)
wdr.de: "Sonokrom, ein Dorf im Hinterland Ghanas, hat sich seit Jahrhunderten kaum verändert. Hier spricht man noch die Sprache des Waldes, trinkt aphrodisierenden Palmwein und wandelt mit den Geistern der Vorfahren. Doch eine verstörende Entdeckung, ein unidentifizierbares fleischliches Ding und das gleichzeitige Verschwinden eines Dorfbewohners stören die ländliche Ruhe

LiMo on Tape - Moderne zum Mitnehmen (mp3)
SWR2: "Andreas Ammer & FM Einheit haben sich in ihrem neuen Hörspiel vorgenommen, ein ganzes Museum und nebenbei auch die ganze Geschichte der Modernen Literatur zu vertonen: Sie steigen in die dunklen Bestände des Marbacher Literaturmuseums der Moderne hinab und bringen von dort Töne, Geschichten und Meilensteine zu Tage, die ein Panorama deutschen Geistes und deutschen Dichtens entfalten. Da singt ein Chor Kafkas handschriftliche Korrekturen, da wird der Pornografieprozess gegen Arno Schmidt im muffigen Stil der 50er-Jahre nachgestellt oder aber die Einrichtungsgegenstände des Armeearztes Dr. Gottfried Benn, die das Museum in einer Liste vermerkt, werden von FM Einheit lautstark zertrümmert. Umrahmt wird dieses akustische Museum der Moderne durch eine Inszenierung von Ernst Jüngers berüchtigtem Zettelkasten "Letzter Worte". Weiter

Der Hund der Baskervilles (mp3, nur 7 Tage verfügbar)
WDR5: "Im Spätherbst des Jahres 1889 hören Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson zum ersten Mal von der grauenerregenden Legende der Baskervilles. Bastian Pastewka hat aus Sir Arthur Conan Doyles berühmtesten Roman eine neue Hörspielfassung gemacht." Weiter
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Technologie - Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt?

swens blog - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:34
dradio.de: "Könnte es nicht sein, dass ausgerechnet der Ursprung des Innovativen sich in völlig unberechenbaren Kategorien wie Unfall, Katastrophen und Zufall abspielt - so wie es beispielsweise das Denken Paul Virilios, Harald Welzer, oder Byung-Chul Han nahelegt? Das würde bedeuten: Die Moderne basiert darauf, eben nicht alles im Griff zu haben. In zwei aufeinanderfolgenden Sendungen der kurzen Serie „Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt?“ wird ein Versuch der Würdigung dieses Ansatzes unternommen." Weiter

Technologie - Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt? (1/2) (mp3)
Technologie - Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt? (2/2) (mp3)
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Mit 007 und Star Trek im Hörsaal

swens blog - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:33
dradio.de: "Physik ist eines der unbeliebtesten Schulfächer. Das wäre anders, wenn mehr ihr Fach so vermitteln würden wie Metin Tolan. Der Professor erklärt Physik mithilfe der Tricks und Effekte aus James Bond oder Star Trek." Weiter

Mit 007 und Star Trek im Hörsaal - Teil 01
Mit 007 und Star Trek im Hörsaal - Teil 02
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Der Hund der Baskervilles

swens blog - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:50
WDR5: "Im Spätherbst des Jahres 1889 hören Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson zum ersten Mal von der grauenerregenden Legende der Baskervilles. Bastian Pastewka hat aus Sir Arthur Conan Doyles berühmtesten Roman eine neue Hörspielfassung gemacht." Weiter

Der Hund der Baskervilles (mp3, nur 7 Tage verfügbar)

"Bastian Pastewka hat einen Krimi-Klassiker für WDR 5 neu inszeniert: Der Hund von Baskervilles. Schon als Kind begeisterte er sich für Hörspiele im Radio und auf der guten, alten Kassette." Weiter

Interview Bastian Pastewka (mp3)
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Carnival

Audio Out - Wed, 2013-06-12 20:01

This has been on my todo list for a while, but I always had some problems finding the right version of the disc. My discogs adventures would inevitably turn up the wrong version, which was an easy mistake to make as I didn’t know how to tell one version from the other until a wonderful soul noticed a difference on the runout groove. On the bright side I’ve got a few generic Perfecto sleeves if I wanted to paper the wall or something.

Anyway, the track in question is Gary Clail & On-U Sound System – Human Nature. And before you turn and run, the reason for my digging for this is that the track originally didn’t feature vocals from Gary, rather from the firebrand American preacher Billy Graham. Now, I don’t think Billy was too hot on his speech appearing on the original demo with Tackhead and when it came to a commercial release it sample usage was denied. Which was a bit of a shame as I think that the original is more muted and consequently more powerful but Gary & his megaphone probably made for a greater commercial potential.

Billy Graham came to my then hometown of Glasgow in 1991, he had previously condemned it as the most unholy place ever or something. It’s not hard to disagree with that to be honest.

And if GARY CLAIL isn’t your thing, here‘s a lost Lionrock B-Side from an old 7″ single given away with Jockey Slut many moons ago. That’s a disappointingly anachronistic sentence these days.

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According to

Audio Out - Wed, 2013-06-05 07:44

Something shorter today. I do hope you’ll excuse the odd indulgence as I’m trying to keep up momentum but don’t always have suitable content at the point of posting.

This was the first single on Heavenly Records. A collaboration between Sly & Lovechild named “The World According To…”. Remixed by the inevitable Andrew Weatherall. Have realised this was made available in a lossless version last year on Richard Sen’s This Is Chicago compilation so I’ll link to that on Spotify instead. BTW, if anyone objects to linking to Spotify please let me know but I’m beginning to find some oddities I’d like to link there instead of using my own bandwidth.

In other Spotify news, Simon Reynold’s Energy Flash is now out in an expanded edition and as part of this there is a Spotify playlist to go with it.

Also of possible note, and perhaps posted previously : Big Hard Excellent Fish – The Imperfect List is surprisingly up on Spotify. In all of the Rimming Elvis The Andrew Weatherhall (sic) Way versions.

And moving to pretty much the entire opposite side of the spectrum, Sunn O))) have put their back catalogue up on Bandcamp for streaming/purchasing. Just in case you needed your ears deeply cleaned out.

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If I start believing you

Audio Out - Mon, 2013-06-03 16:14

Spotify is kind of neat, isn’t it? It takes mere seconds to find Pinball Cha Cha, Nlogax, the Cinematic Orchestra’s fabulous Late Night Tales session or Blanck Mass without having to journey down to the archive. Which is admittedly about 5 steps over there and 15 steps downstairs but it’s the principle that counts. From an artist point of view it doesn’t seem to be all that fair, each play probably nets you about 0.000003 pence per play which is about as much exposure as you get from some guy on the Internet posting the tracks you hoped were in the permanent bin.

(BTW, it’s worth pointing out that there’s a stream of the new BoC album tonight over here. I am kind of looking forward to this and hope it helps remove the disappointing Dad House feeling I got from the Daft Punk album. The Moroder track is pretty great, it’s a wonderfully rewarding labour of love but the rest of it isn’t so much fun. IMO.)

Anyway. Enough complaining. Let’s music.

It’s hard not to get emotional listening to Billy Mackenzie, he had an astonishing voice that I don’t think anyone came close to until Antony Hegarty. And not to mention Billy’s writing, his collaborations with Yello in particular led to perhaps one of their best known tracks with vocal duties fulfilled by Dame Shirley Bassey. Billy sadly committed suicide in 1997, but left a legacy of some work which I’d encourage anyone reading to further investigate. That’s not however the point of this posting, if there is indeed one.

The post today is about an EP released in part to promote a 1990 singles collection, Popera was the album and Poperetta was the EP. The EP focuses on two versions of two tracks, Waiting For The Loveboat & Club Country. All four tracks were remixed by Thomas Fehlmann, a well known staple of the Berlin music scene and frequent collaborator with The Orb.

Club Country is one of my favourite Associates tracks, but to be honest, the versions here are not that great. Club Country Club updates the track for a more 90s dancefloor that it didn’t really need. The Time Unlimited version is a bit of a mashup of Billy Mackenzie with samples of Tricky Disco, maybe also D-Shake - Technotrance, GTO - Pure, and 808 State - Cobra Bora. And a bit of whoo-yeah from Tricky Disco to cap it off.

Waiting For The Loveboat comes off a little better, especially in the Extended Voyage mix which didn’t make it to the compilation. Judge for yourself.

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The lights go on

Audio Out - Sat, 2013-06-01 13:23

It’s probably been nearly two years since I’ve posted anything so I guess it’s about time I changed that. What I wanted to achieve with this blog was to share music that hadn’t been heard in some time or only by a limited audience, so I did that for a while but couldn’t find the momentum to go on and kind of gave up.

So, anyway, here’s something I intended to post a while ago but never got round to it.

Lil’ Louis & The World – Blackout (Original version & Tempramental Dub)

Some might remember this track but probably haven’t these particular versions as they were only available on a limited run promo 2x 12″ with I Called U in 1989 and not made available in any other form (that I know of, nor can discogs shed any light on this). There were four version of I Called U & four of Blackout, but only two versions of Blackout  (Phase 1 & Phase 2) saw release. The versions here seem to have been expanded into Phase 1 & Phase 2 respectively, but there’s not quite as as much of the dub version used. All of the mixes of I Called U made it to retail as it was the lead single, although the third 12″ in the set of three led with the Over The Edge version of the track and it’s a little under 3 minutes, which wasn’t even the average length of a 7″ single back then. The rest of the single was made up of US version of French Kiss, which seemed a little odd at the time as Blackout was downplayed in favour of I Called U as Blackout was considered by some to be too similar to French Kiss.

As was usual, The corresponding US single was a Maxi running just under 40 minutes (this was before reforms of the single rules for the UK charts which allowed up to 40 minutes on an EP/CD Single) with 5 versions of I Called U instead (some of which are still likely to be hear if one still goes out clubbing or dances round your computer speakers during a boiler room session or whatever kids does these days). Blackout didn’t see a general release on vinyl in the US until 2006 with Phase 3 on Mathematics Records.

See you in another 3 or 4 years!

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