Working 2050

Working 2050

By H Kapp Klote
Working 2050 is a series of Studs Terkel-sequel fictional interviews with workers of the future. It’s a way to better understand what the world, labor, and technology might look like in 20 years.
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Working 2050: Musician
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 Show Notes: “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?
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February 27, 2020
Working 2050: Limerence Therapist
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).
05:21
February 13, 2020
Working 2050: Beekeeper
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.” Transcript: https://www.aytchkappklote.com/blog
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December 12, 2019