Working 2050: “You don’t have to be the best person to play. You just have to play.”
This month is a little different -- a 2020 interview about the future of work.
Katie In is a songwriter, musician, + producer in Iowa. She writes + performs as @PinkNeighbor & @katiesinmusic
Hear more of her music here: https://www.katiesin.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI48mlGbcus
“If you’re not on the Voice, you’re not a real musician”
Prioritizing things for other people v. own creative work
“Music in 2050 will sound like everything -- more people are being musicians. That is a beautiful, cool thing for music.”
What makes good music?
Working 2050: is a speculative fiction oral history about workers of the future.
Octavia Robinson’s practice is based on self actualization entertainment: media, including video games, television, and music, created specifically to help people improve particular personality traits or clusters of behavior.
For international listeners: The Horrors refers to the massive wave of political and ecological crises across the American Union throughout the 2020s (often broadly discussed by survivors as “The Horrors”). For more: https://www.aytchkappklote.com/blog
(Octavia Robinson is voiced by storyteller, researcher, actress, and badass dungeon master Olivia Blocker).
Working 2050 is a speculative fiction oral history project. In an homage to Studs Terkel’s Working, these are conversations with workers of the future.
Episode 1: Beekeeper
“My mother always wanted me to be something practical, like an artist. Every time she visits she spends the whole visit following me at a distance. She waits until I’m totally geared up and starting morning chores, and then I realize she’s standing in the yard with her hands on her hips.”