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About the Show
MIND & MACHINE is a weekly talk show exploring future technologies, looking at their current state of development and their potential impact on the world.
Each interview is a 20 to 30 minute episode with a leading innovator or thinker in an important emerging field. Our goal is to go deep fast. We'll quickly establish the guest's background, then dive into his or her thoughts and insights across a wide range of issues pertaining to their field.
This is primarily a Youtube show, though with production value and intellectual substance exceeding typical Youtube content — more along the lines of a tv show like Charlie Rose or a TED talk. It's a 5 camera video show, with an audio export for podcast listeners.
Most of the conversation is spontaneous with the energy and authenticity coming from direct, back-and-forth discussion between August and the guests (led by August asking a series of questions).
The intention is to highlight the guest's knowledge and insights, bringing greater awareness and understanding to the audience. If August anticipates any unusual questions, he may float a question or two by the guest ahead of time to more completely develop thoughts. But for the most part it's an authentic, in-the-moment conversation.
The show is designed to be a flattering profile of the guests so it can also serve as a well-produced media piece for self promotion. I’ll promote it aggressively online, and I think it will have the potential for coverage in industry press given the novelty of its style and format (combined with relationships I have at related press outlets).
Part of the signature of the show, and the way we achieve tv-caliber production, is conducting all interviews in the studio loft. The space is designed to have the feel of a fireside chat with a well integrated camera, lighting and audio recording system built in. It's located in Downtown Los Angeles a few blocks from Staples Center (409 W. Olympic Blvd, LA, CA 90015)
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