University of Chicago professor Ada Palmer explains why every year she has her students do a LARP where they re-enact the papal election of 1492.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 68: Imagining the Internet

MUSIC LIST
Perish by Sono Sanctus
​​Unanswered Questions by Kevin MacLeod
Cyberpunk Underscore by Sono Sanctus
​Imaginary Sunset by Alexis Cuadrado
The Deep Web by Sono Sanctus
The Built World by Sono Sanctus

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We were promised flying cars and we got Twitter instead. That's the common complaint against sci-fi authors. But some writers did imagine the telecommunications that changed our world for better or worse. Cory Doctorow, Ada Palmer, Jo Walton and Arizona State University professor Ed Finn look at the cyberpunks and their predecessors. And artist Paul St George talks about why he's fascinated by a Skype-like machine from the Victorian era.