Featuring the voices of Adam Shaftoe and Madeline Ashby.

Topics under discussion include

–   The NASA JPL Curiosity Mars lander

–   von Neumanns versus robots

–   vN as a story about replication

–   Robots as cultural zeitgeist

–   Gaming motifs in vN

–   Madeline and I editorialize on watching movies on AMC

–   The Ashby model of domestic labour

–   Destroying Seattle (and Vancouver) for fun and profit

vN: The First Machine Dynasty is available now from Angry Robot Books.

Head over to madelineashby.com to read Madeline’s blog and check out some of her other projects.

Cold Intro Music: The Lady of Vastness by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

Theme music: Bionic Command Stage 4 by Necropolo

Bionic Commando stage 4 (Dale vs Wray mix) (NecroPolo) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0