How to Talk with Children about Global Warming (HtTwCaGW) is a dance performance, solo album of electro-acoustic music, and serialized science fiction novel by D. Franklin.
You will be able to read the story for free (eventually), but if you want to support my art and get exclusive content for Patreon members (such as MP3's of me reading the story into a microphone) you can do that at www.patreon.com/HTTWCAGW
2100. A scientist at the South Pole records the sound of the last piece of naturally-occurring ice on Earth as it melts. The sound goes viral, and it has about the same effect on A.I. that LSD has on the human brain.
2060. Geo-engineers create giant artificial tornadoes to help solve global warming. They accidentally suck ancient paleo-microbes into the atmosphere, which causes people to be unable to think clearly unless they meet face-to-face in groups of 10 or more.
2040. A secret agent tries to stop gun violence by inventing the Telepathic Empathy Gun: it causes the shooter to experience what the target feels when shot. Things do not go as planned.
2030. An evolutionary biologist discovers that multinational corporations are living entities from a mathematical dimension. The war between Numbers and Metaphors has been ongoing for centuries. The battlefield is the human mind.
1999. A student at Harvard University is volunteering at an elementary school to educate children about the greenhouse effect, until she meets an Iranian Sufi mystic and former documentary filmmaker who prays to cars.
Once upon a time. An ancient king commissions his court jester to create a secret language that only the king but nobody else is allowed to speak. Things do not go as planned...
This is only the beginning.
D. Franklin studied anthropology at Harvard University, acupuncture at New England School of Acupuncture, video and performance at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, shiatsu at Boston Shiatsu School, digital culture and cognition at Université Paris 8, life at Neovoxer, Pan9, Mobius and the Cloud Club, and Shintaido at just about everywhere. It’s about time he started giving something back. He lives near Prague, Czech Republic.
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