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Philosophy Mixed: Advanced Technologies and Popular Culture

By Nick Williams

From the Texas State Department of Philosophy and KTSW, welcome to Philosophy Mixed, the podcast series exploring philosophy and the nature of things. This session analyzes the philosophy of modern technological advancement as it intertwines with popular culture.


Facilitators: Rebecca Farinas, Texas State Department of Philosophy; Nick Williams, KTSW

Guests: Kyle Davidson, University of Tartu, computer science and semiotics; Aimee Roundtree, English, Texas State University; Dr. Cat, Game Designer, Gaming Industry Consultant; Matt Sheffield, Game Designer and Visual Artist


Peter Sloterdijk, The Aesthetic Imperative, Polity, 2017.

Charles Stross, The Merchant Princes and The Hidden Family, Tor Books.

Hatsune Miku, Crypton Future Media.

Alfie Bown, Video games are political. Here’s how they can be progressive, The Guardian, Aug. 13, 2018.

Furcadia Online Game

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