About One Cool Thing
One Cool Thing is a podcast speaking with people in and around videogames about One Cool Thing not from games which is really fascinating them at the moment. One of the founding principles of Die Gute Fabrik is interdisciplinarity - collaborating with people from other art forms to bring fresh ideas to video games. And that’s also what’s at the heart of this podcast series: what not from games is shaping how people think about making games right now?
About This Episode
In episode 10 we meet Josie Giles who chats with Hannah Nicklin about the late Rachel Pollack's Unquenchable Fire.
Josie is a writer and performer from Orkney, who now lives in Leith, Edinburgh. You might have heard of her recently because her super cool verse novel Deep Wheel Orcadia won the 2022 Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction book of the year.
Other work includes several wonderful poetry collections, a touring show called Drone which is a really stunning multimedia spoken word performance imagining a life as a military drone.
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A selection of links referring to things that came up as part of the conversation.
- “How to Look at Art” by Lynda Barry
- Making Comics by Lynda Barry
- Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time
- Rachel Pollack’s site:
- The Beatrix Gates
- Jessica Amanda Salmonson
- Josie’s Website
One Cool Thing Production Credits
One Cool Thing is hosted by Die Gute Fabrik's Studio Lead Hannah Nicklin and is produced, edited and sound designed by Tom Whalley. Additional production and research by Úna-Minh Kavanagh and our theme music by Nick Ellis who can be found on Bandcamp as tenby.