Thursday, May 14, 2015

Episode 61: 'Ex Machina'

Bam. It's that time of the week again, time to bust out the coffee (or Rockstar), take a seat, and commence the culture chat. For episode sixty-one, the guys discuss Alex Garland's directorial debut, 'Ex Machina'. What is the Turing Test, and is it the final answer in A.I., or is it just the beginning? High-level extraction? Mary in the Black and White Room? What does it mean, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? And who is Alex Garland anyway?

Meanwhile, Joel's riding the bus and Jon's planning college classes. There's some general catch-up on Alex Garland's previous films, as well as some... shared comic book reviews?! Cory Doctorow, MMO's, autobiographies, and Christian upbringings. It's 'Talk and Trivia, with J&J', all the time, everywhere. Set your watches.

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Topics this week include:
-‘Ex Machina’.
Alex Garland Adapting "Annihilation" with Natalie Portman
"Avengers: Infinity War" to be Shot on Arri's New IMAX Cameras
SyFy Producing "The Magicians" & "Brave New World" for TV

- Joel’s PBotW:
     - Blankets.
     - In Real Life.
     - Black Science v2: Welcome, Nowhere.

- Jon's Odd Studies:
     - ‘Never Let Me Go’.

Essential Quotations:
- "I mean, it's not all flame swords and dancing robots."

- 'Nathan Ex Machina'.