Adrian Hon is the author of The History of the Future in 100 Objects. You’ve probably seen a lot of these “History of …. in 100 Objects” books, but Adrian’s is different. His book is essentially a kind of sci-fi thought experiment: The year is 2082 and the book is written from the perspective of a future historian taking stock of the 21st Century. Along with objects — like Active Clothing and Mimic Scripts — our historian of the future lists major events and ideas that run the gamut from technology to religion to human rights. Some of my favorites include Euphoric Gastronomy, The Saudi Spring, and The Neuroethicist Identity Exam.
This week I talk with Adrian about his book and how he went about writing a history of the future.
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Whether you're a metalhead or not, this NYC trio will have you wrapped up in its soothing dark thrashers. | read