HyperLab Omni Episode 10 – Lobotomy Shoals

Explore an undersea wonderland as we discuss Lobotomy Shoals, an amazing short story by Juleen Brantingham featured in the February 1979 issue of Omni.

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HyperLab Omni Episode 9 – Shockingly Futuristic

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!

In this episode we dip a bit deeper into the Omni archive, to an interview from November of 1978, which inspires a fun conversation about Alvin Toffler’s prescient Future Shock with computer scientist and friend of the HyperLab, Brian Dowtin.
(Check out our fun conversation we had with Brian in Episode 4 about Big Traks)

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HyperLab Omni Episode 8 – A Space Steamboat Called Daedalus

In this show, Chad and Jason try to navigate their way out of the uncanny valley after gaining a new member of the lab production team, before having a fun discussion about an interstellar mission to Barnard’s Star, from an article featured in the January 1979 issue of Omni.

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HyperLab Omni Episode 7 – Newtonian Timeslip

Greetings from the HyperLab!
In today’s episode, we follow the threads of Episode 6’s cliffhanger ending and listen as Jason makes a life and death gamble with an AI ghost in the HLO machine.
And later, Chad and Jason play with some temporal tautological traps as they explore an Isaac Netwon themed time travel short story by Paul J. Nahin that appeared in Omni magazine in January 1979.

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Mind melting interior art by “psychic realist” Rudolf Hausner
Newton, by William Blake

HyperLab Omni Episode 6 – Omni Art Spectacular with Jack Foster – Part 2

You can’t keep this masked man down!

Join us somewhere beyond the tangential event horizon as we resume our conversation with megatalented comic book creator, Jack Foster.
And for those of you who missed it, here’s a link to part 1.

In this episode we wrap up our talk about artist John Berkey, wander through a desert oasis known as “Dune Minute” and engage in some intense pop culture regression therapy to resolve Jack’s Star Wars false memory implant.


Be sure to check out Jack’s work at guncomic.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 

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Here are some of the artists we talk about in this episode…

The dark master, HR Giger
To dream of oiled pecs and very broad swords…
A master of the craft – Boris Vallejo
There is something so satisfying about Frank Frazetta’s art. Like a prayer to Crom.
The original Steely Dan, Hajime Sorayama.

HyperLab Omni Episode 5 – Omni Art Spectacular with Jack Foster

Jack Foster, artist, creator and the hero we need

Climb aboard, seal the hatches and sink below the memetic seascape with HLO as we take a deep dive into the Omni art nostalgia trench in the first of a two part interview with the amazing artist/writer/creator, Jack Foster.


Be sure to check out Jack’s work at guncomic.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 

Omni magazine is a trademark of Penthouse Global Media. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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Just a small taste of John Berkey’s brilliance. Do yourself a favor and lose yourself in his spacescapes here.

HyperLab Omni Episode 4 – Little Psychic Nudges

Эзотерика (Esoterics) – https://bit.ly/2YvFxbG

This episode, Jason and Chad tumble into a memetic wormhole when exploring a cryptozoological science fiction piece called “And Whether Pigs Have Wings” by Nancy Kress, and are saved by their virtual assistant.

We also feature a short clip of our upcoming interview with Brian Dowtin, who is a computer scientist working on some of the whys and hows of technology.
Brian picked an Omni interview between Bob Guccione and futurist Alvin Toffler, who wrote Future Shock.

We’ll connect a lot of dots between Brian’s work and this prescient voice of future past as we take a nostalgic Big Trak journey into the collective hallucination we call childhood.

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 

Omni magazine is a trademark of Penthouse Global Media. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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Hyperlab Omni Episode 3 – Unidentified Space Panther

Ezekiel has a phantasmagorical vision of angels and spheres with eyes coasting along the thunderstruck sea. – Etching by R. Pranker after B. Picart

In this April ’79 Omni episode, Jason and Chad  sculpt a Devil’s Tower shaped mound of wonder as they explore some wild extraterrestrial artwork, sit in on a UN field trip with some high-powered believers, and share a close encounter story of shock and awe.
This means something!

 

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 
Omni magazine is a trademark of Penthouse Global Media. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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Omni magazine April 1979 featuring amazing cover art by Gilbert Williams

HyperLab Omni Episode 1 – The Hiberoids Have Awakened

In this inaugural episode, Jason and Chad launch a podcast that uses Omni magazines from 1979 as a lens to examine the weird sci-fi nature of our present. We take a look at the apocalyptic story The Madagascar Event by Robert Haisty from the June 1979 issue of Omni.

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 
Omni magazine is a trademark of Penthouse Global Media. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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Amazing digital art courtesy of  Lorenz Duremdes

HyperLab Omni Episode 2 – Myna Birds Are Go!

Deep Dream Variation on Koryusai’s Myna

In this episode, Jason and Chad talk about a passel of topics that spring from the January 1979 issue of Omni, and Jason tells tales of unidentified mysteries.

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 
Omni magazine is a trademark of Penthouse Global Media. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Some audio elements in this episode are under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
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Omni cover art by
De Es Schwertberger
Amazing interior art by Robert Venosa for Nancy Kress story “And Whether Pigs Have Wings” by