A Podcast For Now

Episodes

Concourses Above and Below UTC004

September 13, 2019

Simulating crickets to hear the temperature. A psychogeographic journey from Chicago to Toronto to London. Music from Turdidae. J. G. Ballard's Report on an Unidentified Space Station.

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From the Forest to the Stars UTC003

July 4, 2019

Where are we going? A question muttered a thousand times a day. Forests are gateways to the subconscious, the mysterious, the primal. Stars are symbols of a higher self, hope, the future. We rise and we fall. Or perhaps we only strive.

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Angel Marcloid UTC002

June 9, 2019

A conversation with Angel Marcloid aka Nonlocal Forecast aka Fire-Toolz. We talk about music, cats, meditation, transfemme, and LaserDisc.

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To Realize a Commoner Earth UTC001

May 22, 2019

Hello, Earth. Welcome to Coordinated Universal Time. There is no easy way to explain the beginning. It is holographic, amorphous, multivalenced.

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Blog

The Doctrine of Cold

by @tyleretters

The doctrine of cold speaks not for she has no lessons to teach and no philosophy to express. She is ancient, primal, the eldest of the doctrines. Her wisdom: defined by negation. Her caress: defined by abscence. Chain reactions from Brownian motion all the way up to supernovae naturally oppose her on the great wheel. She goes by many names: most recently eschatological aphorisms like Heat Death or The Big Sleep. All strife can be thought of as aspects of her antithesis. For what is strife but...

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It's Time Again to Follow St. Antony Into the Desert

by @argotechnica

It's time, again, to follow st. antony into the desert. but what monastery shall we build there? how do our cells, or caves, work? The monastery is a precedent, preserved in a persistent historical apparatus - architectures, cultural practices, and so on - designed to link the question of how to make oneself, with broader questions about how to make the human world. Rather than say this monastery should...

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A Shard of the Origin Story

by @tyleretters

Back in 2010 or so, a friend sent me a link to the double helix of audio and text that is Adam Harper's Hauntology post. It remains perhaps the single most influencial hyperlink ever sent my way. It changed my life in three ways...

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To Realize a Commoner Earth

"The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space." — Italo Calvino

About

Coordinated Universal Time is a sonic collage of foxfire-side readings, thinking machines, disembodied conversations, music we found in this world or made in another. Deep time reverberations and field recordings from the front lines of a future held in common. An aural zine hand-pasted and neural-networked by solar golems from the 23rd century, still quickening in the coals of the present: a podcast for now.