There’s a lot that science fiction got right in terms of prediction: atomic power -and atomic bombs, for that matter- spaceflight, the practical application of lasers, and cloning, to name just a few.
Where dreamers of the past got it wrong, however, is where designers and creators of today get it right….and that is matters of size. One device -which fits in one pocket- and represents the miniaturization and consolidation of…everything–your phone, your videophone, your computer, your GPS, your Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In fact, the only thing immense about this device is the vast, nearly limitless amount of content it can access. In the blink of a figurative eye, terms like “radio” and “broadcast” have become either augmented or obsolete, depending on your view.
Sunday, we’ll talk with two Portlanders who are knee-deep in this ongoing change: Mr. Matt Hunter, creator and host of A Jumps, B Shoots, which focuses on video game news and culture, and Mr. Kyle Yount, founder and host of Kaijucast, which centers on all things directly or tangentially related to Godzilla. We’ll get their take on owning and operating a podcast in 2011, as well as pitfalls that might face up-and-coming programs. It is a glorious time to be alive.
The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: The King of the Monsters…Godzilla.