Episode 7: Join the Doppel Gang

The one where Brandon becomes a robot

Another episode for ya!

We discuss imitation, fakery, memories, and the downfall of reality as we uncover more of our deepest fears. But it’s not all dark! Learn how a bag of chips will protect your identity, how videogames will allow us to replicate Brandon, and about that childhood movie that actually doesn’t exist.

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Episode 6: Procedural Dreaming

Randomness all the way down

Whoops! We (okay, it’s all John’s fault) are a bit late in making a post for our most recent episode. If you didn’t catch it yet we discuss procedural generation, a cool and mathy way of creating everything from art to entire virtual worlds. Somehow it all comes back to The Truman Show even as we get to geeky video games, choose your own adventure books, and more:

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Episode 5: The Return of the Physics

I used to be a physicist like you, then I took an arrow to the knee

You just can’t keep us away: in this episode we talk physics, but only the fun and cool stuff! Inspired by a question from a student, we discuss some of our favorite and most mind blowing topics we learned about during our time as physicists. We talk about the true weirdness in the quantum world, the ultimate fate of the universe, and come up with a potential new name for the podcast. Episode and links below.

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Episode 3: Emotional AIs, Decisions, and Living in a Simulation

Join us, and question the nature of your reality

We really go off on some…tangents in this episode. While we start with a discussion on emotions and AI inspired by a sci-fi book trilogy, we quickly find ourselves talking about decision making through coin flipping, random numbers, and why we’re probably living in a simulated reality (maybe). We had a lot of fun in this one, while including some science and math (it’s in our nature, apparently). Check out the episode, with a few show notes below on the full post.

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Episode 2: Covenant

The head of Fassbender

Hey, it’s Episode 2! Fresh off of Brandon’s computer (once again cutting, mixing, and producing), we discuss the movie Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, which we talked about in Episode 1. What did we think? Did John hate himself for watching another Prometheus movie, or was it more like Alien(s)? And did Brandon come up with more theories for the ultimate biological weapon? Only one way to find out…

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Episode 1: Prometheus

It begins...

This is the very first episode of Tangent Space! Brandon and John discuss the 2012 Ridley Scott film Prometheus ahead of the sequel out now, Alien: Covenant. One liked it, one hated it, and they dive into theories to interpret the movie.

Intro and outro music is courtesy of Brandon Anderson, who also did all the mixing and producing of this episode.

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to our (Brandon and John’s) brand new podcast! This is the official website for everything Tangent Space. In addition to posting each episode here, we will also put up some extras, announcements, and occasional blog posts related to the podcast. You can read a little bit about us on the About page.

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