Making in Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway

With the growing implementation of engineering principles and Makerspaces in our schools, we decided to reach out to science fiction writer Cory Doctorow to chat about his most recent novel Walkaway. Set in a near future ruined by ecological and technological catastrophe, Walkaway is a story about scarcity and surviving outside the default limits of societal norms. But Walkaway also […]

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Teaching with @Interstellar: Our Conversation with Executive Producer Kip Thorne

To prepare for this episode, we had to do a little homework: see the movie Interstellar. As we were walking out of the theater, we knew we had to invite Kip Thorne back to the show.  As Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology, Kip Thorne is the scientific advisor and executive producer of Interstellar.  Listen to the […]

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Episode 45 – Science Fiction Writer Cory Doctorow

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL45.mp3   We first met Cory Doctorow in 2008 when he was giving a book tour for “Little Brother” in Milwaukee, WI.  Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, and the co-editor of Boing Boing. We talk with Doctorow about science and science fiction, privacy, and his new book “Makers”. Links: Doctorow’s craphound.com Doctorow’s Novels (at Amazon.com) […]

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