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Information Overlay (When Winter Calls ONS – Track V)

Today brings another track release for the original novel soundtrack attached to my debut novel When Winter Calls.

I have recently started working ‘outside the box’ and using more hardware, taking the first tentative steps into the world of modular synthesizers and enjoying the unique sounds that can be built when you start playing around with control voltages and proper analog gear.  ‘Information Overlay’ is an ambient track that tries to capture the digital information layer that surrounds human interaction and experience, a return to the world of soundscapes and evolving textures.

“They are the interface, Jared. There’s no distinction between the person and the technology. There never has been in all of human history. We are the technology and it is us…a fact that working in plant labs teaches you. There’s no distinction between natural and unnatural, it’s all there together. We might think we see the boundaries in place – but they’re not really there.”

I hope that you enjoy this, somewhat different, approach to futurist thinking and the exploration of technology that has emerged from us in order to eventually symbiotically return back into its source …

Progressive Dehumanization: An Interview with Daniel Abella on the PKD Sci-Fi Film Festival

Anybody who has read this blog for any period of time will know how deeply influenced it is by the works of Philip K. Dick. His ability to unpick with great foresight the future trajectory of the human condition is still to this day, despite widespread appreciation for many of his works, an under-appreciated aspect of his large collection of writing.Continue Reading

Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Festival Announces Submissions + March 2017 Dates!

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is returning to New York City for its fifth annual event.Continue Reading

Novek: An Interview with the Sci-Fi Indie Firman Brothers

I’m always on the lookout for interesting projects that relate to deep-seated issues of the human condition and the future of society and, as anybody who has read my recent novel When Winter Calls will know, I also enjoy interesting dystopian fiction that takes us away from the usual post-apocalyptic visions and into more uniqueContinue Reading

Excerpt from When Winter Calls – Debut Novel from Author of Future Conscience!

Here is an excerpt from When Winter Calls (line formatting altered for web reading), as our protagonists arrive at a bar with clear flooring that points down to the ocean below. The steely bartender-owner of Skye Tower Bar argues with one of her customers about the new neural interface technology that is beginning to be seen in action throughout the city-corporation of Caldera.Continue Reading

Top 10 Futurist Films 2015

It’s now been five years since I put up the list of my top 10 futurist movies, and the original post continues to be the most viewed article on this website out of the 200+ available. So, it’s about time that it got an update!Continue Reading