The Floating World
Episode 6: A Distance Across Water

Episode 6: A Distance Across Water

January 27, 2021

We ask a variety of people about their first memory of water. We disperse our bodies across the transmogritive psycho-histories of water crossings. Ada gets very sad. Somewhere, there is a choir... "Imaginary Continent 8A: Step one. Drink a glass of water every morning. Step two. Tell nobody..."

Featuring sounds from: Ila John Morrison Savan DePaul Oshun Aurora Josephson Cher / XUE Julia Justin Adhiyatma Derrick Ng Aqilah Jun Han Rachel MacDonald Hayden Wright Magus Monk Em Downing Nick Duba

interlude 0: in my solitude, you haunt me

interlude 0: in my solitude, you haunt me

April 23, 2020

interlude 0: in my solitude, you haunt me by madam data

Episode 5: Ghosts of Mars (feat. M Téllez)

Episode 5: Ghosts of Mars (feat. M Téllez)

January 10, 2020

On Ep. 5, some folks leave for Mars under dubious circumstances - projecting the insidious logic of colonialism onto our (very hypothetical) spaceward expansion, M Téllez of Metropolarity weaves a tale of subjugation, coercion, and little resistances - amid neighbourhood walks, cyborg rhythms, and a strange goodbye from an old caretaker.

You can find out about M Téllez at their website, www.cyborgmemoirs.com

Submissions from: John Morrison Rodnie King Cybee Bloss Elissa Fredeen Rachel MacDonald

compiled, edited and composed by Ada Adhiyatma / madam data 'little feather' composed and performed by Ada Adhiyatma

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Episode 4: Jazz for Machines

Episode 4: Jazz for Machines

September 18, 2019

In episode 4, we wander the streets at night, carrying fantasies of robots, the strange quantum emissions of cars and the floating miasma of radio signals.

Contributors: Erika Oba John Morrison Rachel MacDonald George Korein Rodnie King Bennett Kuhn

Episode 3: before you were that sun (feat. Alex Smith)

Episode 3: before you were that sun (feat. Alex Smith)

May 19, 2019

This time on the Floating World: Philadelphia author, musician and visual artist Alex Smith imagines a prismatic, queer, black future amid the rupture of techno, (more) train stations, an encounter with a pothole, radio static and otherwordly birdsong.

Story / poetry by Alex Smith alexoteric.com (twitter: @alexoteric) backup story by Ada A. sounds submitted by savan depaul, lucy dougherty & jessie h, erika oba, tamar dart, leo suarez, rebecca muczynski, and casey dougherty. Mixed, edited and composed by Ada Adhiyatma (twitter & IG: @madamdata)

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Episode 2: Chrome Afterworld (feat. Jess Hicks, Rodnie King)

Episode 2: Chrome Afterworld (feat. Jess Hicks, Rodnie King)

February 13, 2019

This week on the Floating World: Dusty chrome afterworlds. Train stations. Tape segmented and cut according to the arrangements of the celestial bodies. Co-produced by Madam Data and Jess Hicks. This episode's submissions by: Alex Smith, Em Downing, Chase Barnes, Jess Hicks, Travis Baka, Kaori Suzuki, Madam Data

Story Text written and recorded by Rodnie King

Episode 1: Welcome to the Floating World

Episode 1: Welcome to the Floating World

November 25, 2018

contributors: em downing john morrison julius masri RK Alex Kulick Tamara Duplantis madam data savan depaul

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