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53 – Art, Representation, & Realism w. Patrick Higgins

Artist Patrick Higgins is with us to talk all about his art and his upcoming new show On the Green Seesaw.

We discuss the tension between realism & representation when creating a static image; we go over Patrick’s history as an artist; we also break down the ways in which you can create an engaged audience by obscuring features of your subject. All cool stuff.

Speaking of cool stuff, go search Patrick’s website for reference to what we’re talking about and what you could see at his new show!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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52 – Consciousness & Artificial Intelligence w. Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray

Hoo-boy strap yourselves in for a mind-melting conversation with Kian Parseyan & Shawn Gray all about consciousness and AI (artificial intelligence).

We lay down the bedrock of what is thought, intelligence, and what makes up “consciousness”, as we refer to it. We discuss how AI differs and emulates human intelligence, as well as the special considerations we need to make regarding our creation of a Artificial Super Intelligence. We also talk a lot about equal parts dreams & statistical analysis. It’s a pretty loaded episode.

Make sure to check out more of Kian’s thoughts over on Medium or at his website! And go get Shawn’s book of poetry by emailing Shawn (shawn.gray@hotmail.ca) to get a copy!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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51 – Magic: The Gathering w. Josh Hayes

Josh Hayes joins the program to talk all about that card game you’ve seen in comic shops & other nerdy places: Magic: The Gathering.

We trace our evolution from playing games like Pokemon through to Magic, we discuss what makes for an effective deck when you’re playing the game, as well as ways to formalize your friendly play with things like drafts or tournaments!

So if you’ve been curious to check out what all the hubub is about Magic: The Gathering – or you like talkin’ MTG – this is the episode for you!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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50 – Acting w. Quinn Hinch

The one and only Quinn Hinch joins us from across the Interwebs to talk all about his experience as an actor!

We’ll be discussing performances, acting on screen vs. on stage, and the social value of learning to act (which is all just tactically using empathy & imagination). Not to mention all of the weirdness that comes with being in a production city like Vancouver vs. a lively, yet contained scene like Edmonton.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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49 – Butchery w. Jarred McClure

Yet another Collective Legacy member joins me, this time it’s Jarred McClure & we’re going to talk about his job as a butcher.

We discuss all the weirdness of working with animal flesh, as well as the basics of our Holy Meat Trinity (cow, pig, chicken), and some of the things that might surprise you about the butcher-game.

If you’d like to hear more of Jarred, go listen to the 2 Nerds in a Basement podcast and tell em we sent ya!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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48 – Dungeon Mastering w. Brayden Scobie

Fellow Collective Legacy member Brayden Scobie joins us to talk about his time as a Dungeon Master for games like D&D/Pathfinder.

We talk about what got us into fantasy, role-playing, and table-top games; we discuss the mechanics of a D&D session from the player and the DM’s point of view; we explore how Brayden manages collective storytelling, while also maintaining a rewarding gaming experience.

If you’d like to hear more from Brayden make sure to listen to the Fanimorphs: The Dork-Bajir Chronicles podcast, or visit him in the real world at Hexagon Cafe for some IRL DM’ing.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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47 – Avatar: The Last Airbender w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Collective Legacy member Sophie Gareau-Brennan joins us yet again, this time to talk about a freshly finished show: Avatar: The Last Airbender.

So spoilers for the series; we talk about our favourite characters, story arcs, what kind of bender we’d like to be. It’s a pretty fun time of us discussing the show right after finishing it (and before we watch Korra).

So make sure to hit up Sophie via her Twitter if you’d like to chat more about Avatar or foodstuffs or other things; or just check out the show we host: We Watch Food.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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46 – Uncomfortability & Poetry w. Nasra Adem

Pride Month 2018 concludes, but the pride never stops!

Poet extraordinaire Nasra Adem is here to talk all about their work with poetry, activism, and building up communities.

We go over their time as the Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate, their organizations: Sister to Sister & Black Arts Matter, their TEDx Talk Remember, Re-member, Rebuild, their new book of poetry A God Dance in Human Cloth, and the fallout from the Edmonton Pride Parade protest.

So make sure to follow Nasra on Instagram & Twitter to keep up-to-date with all the stuff coming up and coming out.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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45 – Gay Forest Wizard Poetry w. Shawn Gray

Pride Month continues!

Shawn Gray is back with a self-published book of poems: Feed Me to the Mushrooms: A Gay Forest Wizards Journey Surviving Existential Depression.

After debriefing about Edmonton’s Pride Parade protest, Shawn & I go through his poetry, providing you lovely listeners with a book commentary like no other.

So make sure to email Shawn (shawn.gray@hotmail.ca) to get a hold of your copy today!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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44 – Queer Theatre w. Elise Jason

It’s week two of Pride Month 2018!

This week’s guest is queer artist Elise Jason, who is here to discuss so many things! What’s it like telling stories about “the modern other”; how to avoid queer baiting and rainbow capitalism; and why it’s important to know that Pride started as a riot.

Keep up to date with all the work Elise is doing via their website and look out for their upcoming Neon Pomegranate company!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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