This week’s show is a series of convergences, but none of them are harmonic. Daniel Heller-Roazen tells us about Pythagoras and the fifth hammer and why Kant and Kepler both considered themselves Pythagoreans. Quintan Ana Wikswo explains why she uses nasty nazi cameras in her art. Nina Mitchell explains what happened when her mind went pop! and Paola Antonelli gives us a tour of her latest MoMA blockbuster Talk To Me. PLUS your host tries to make some money doing experimental medical testing.
Nart Villeneuve of the Information Warfare Project explains Stuxnet. Your Host has computer problems, and reads from Joseph Conrad’s Secret Agent. Alex Butterworth talks about Pyotr Rachkovsky the man who Conrad based “Mr. Vladimir” on. Julia Wertz talks about Drinking at the Movies, and Peter Choyce refuses to use text messaging.
Johnny Angel recalls his Klan days and the electric Cross, Andrea considers buying gold, Ed Burtynsky talks about his Oil photos, David Feng loves his iPhone, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye tells us the truth about War, and Tracy and John deal with gentrification and bed bugs and encounter the mysterious “Condor.”
Your host attempts to break through to the other side, Cindy Heller has difficulties with online dating in Zurich, and Dog Lover “Amy” has difficulties with the Christians. Noah tells us about a few cults, TMi DC correspondent “Chris” tells us the truth about Guantanamo, and Silicon Vally correspondent Val tells us about the healing power of tweets.