Category Archives: Show

HiSciFi: Continuum + Heart String Marionette

We may have taped this live on Jun 15h but it took me forever to take a moment and update the listings, review the files, etc etc… Enjoy the show!

HiSciFi: Continuum + Heart String Marionette Part I

HiSciFi: Continuum + Heart String Marionette Part II

Heart String Marionette by M.Strange, a real genius with passion!

HiSciFi – from Narcissism to Wikileaks

This week’s show is all about science, outrage, and Wikileaks.

HiSciFi Gone Mobile!


We want to let you know that HiSciFi has a mobile site you can check out:

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HiSciFi – Stephen Anderson on the Future of Internet Billing in Canada + Antimatter


This week we bring you the special interview with Stephen Anderson, National Coordinator and one of the founders of Open Media. Currently, Open Media is running a petition after recent interludes that wireless ISPs will implement a different billing scheme, one that may change the face of business, enterpreneurialism, online experimentation and most importantly, the state of our bills at the end of every month.

According to Open Media: “Bell Canada and other big telecom companies can now freely impose usage-based billing on independent Internet Service Providers (indie ISPs) and YOU.

This means we’re looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay more for less Internet. Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.”

The petition details can be found HERE.

We also discuss the latest from CERN, namely the final confirmation on capture of sought-after Antimatter particles. Not only is this monumental for theoretical physics, as we finally have confirmation that anti-matter exists, but may also provide us with insights on how to generate new energy sources, pointing to practical uses of this research.
HiSciFi – Stephen Anderson on the Future of Internet Billing in Canada + Antimatter

HiSciFi – Synthetic Anti-Bodies

This week we have the amazing Kenneth Shea from University of Irvine, joining us to discuss his new project, synthetic anti-bodies.

This major stepping stone is opening doors to a seemingly unlimited potential in medical advancements: nano-particles are utilized to produce anti-bodies that would not be detected or rejected by an immune system.

Experiments on mice have shown the anti-bodies to be effective. Human trials are expected to begin shortly. More on the topic to follow.
HiSciFi – Synthetic Anti-Bodies

HiSciFi – With Aaron Golden

This week we’re joined by Aaron Golden, who tells us of his role-playing game and upcoming novel(s). Tune in for the conversation and this week’s news in entertainment.
HiSciFi – With Aaron Golden

Cryptome.org on How Much Your Email Is Worth

This week we bring you the interview with the founder and coordinator of Cryptome.org, John Young.

Cryptome has captured our attention as it, similarly to WikiLeaks, its mission of releasing information and documents generally kept secret recently unveiled the shocking information on just how the business of selling your Yahoo.com or Hotmail email account content by said companies, works.

Apparently, it is relatively simple – anyone from any law-enforcement agency, no matter what capacity, can contact a telecommunications provider and acquire a clear history of your IM chats, contents of your email box, or pretty much any other information collected while you’re innocently browsing the nets.

Yes, even a janitor, with a neatly submitted request on letterhead of a local law enforcement agency can purchase said information. But does this apply to ANY law enforcement in the world? Do Afghanistan police have the ability to check on Joe Schmoe’s for San Francisco communications?

Tune in to find out, and do send us your questions! And do not forget to check out Cryptome.org for yourself, and send them some donations for their excellent work too 🙂
Cryptome.org on How Much Your Email Is Worth

HiSciFi – The Future of Torrents, Santas Parade, Misfits


This week we lament the fall of Mininova.org, bring you some alternatives to the ever popular torrent site, and discuss the issues surrounding copyright.

Also, hold your breath for Santas Parade and the newest UK show, Misfits.
HiSciFi – The Future of Torrents, Santas Parade, Misfits

HiSciFi – Sexual Lives of Bats, Spiderman 4, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and more…


The long lost Halloween episode rises from the grave to haunt us…with goodness!

This week we bring you the sexual lives of bats, cartoons, and some major asteroid attacks…oy!

Also we discuss the future of comic book entertainment with Adam McCormick of Greyhaven Hobbies, give you the deal on Spiderman 4, Captain America, and Thor. And we give you the latest in comic books – Sweettooth and all.
HiSciFi – Sexual Lives of Bats, Spiderman 4, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and more…

HiSciFi – Steve Anderson on Net Neutrality, Fresh Media and Canadian Journalism


This week, we chat with Steve Anderson of SaveOurNetcoalition and he gives us the goods on Fresh Media Fresh Media, an event dedicated to new and changing state of digital art and media. We also discuss the recent CRTC decision on Net Neutrality in Canada.

Currently, media in Canada is experiencing a major crisis, as CanWest, one of the few and overwhelmingly penetrative media conglomerates has declared bancruptcy due to seemingly insurmountable debts.

Prior to kicking the bucket, so to speak, CanWest did its best to cut down on “corners” by closing local television stations, cutting newsrooms and engaging in mass layoffs. One of the requests forwarded to the CRTC was to eliminate costs by adjoining the newprint and broadcasting news rooms, working with only a fraction of journalists who would potentially occupy a small rooom in a basement somewhere in Toronto.

While the CanWest proposal never saw the light of day, it is worthwhile noting that similar redundancies have been committed by variety of news agencies across Canada. As a result, we are currently experiencing a disappearance of local news coverage.

However, there are select few, such as the chosen panel participants at Fresh Media, who see an opportunity. In this time of economic crisis, online-only publications such as the Tyee or Rabble, are gaining ground by producing the local content relevant to readers.

That said, these select few are neither freelancers nor new graduates with irrelevant, unnamed blogs. They are professionals who not only have full time, financially supportive jobs, but are working in the for-profit media.

According to Statistics Canada, independent enterpreneurs are doing really well, if they happen to be in the upper 10th percentile. The rest though, are having tougher times selling their wares, be it twitter or pen.
HiSciFi – Steve Anderson on Net Neutrality, Fresh Media and Canadian Journalism