Flash Forward
May 21, 2019 · 55 min
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Today we travel to a future where we can tattoo sensors right onto our skin. What happens when you can get a live readout of everything from glucose to hormones to hydration levels built into a tattoo? What kind of privacy can you expect when your medical data is literally written on your skin? And what does any of this have to do with Inspector Gadget and René Descartes?


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Ali K. Yetisen— researcher at Imperial College London

Ace Ratcliffe — disability activist, writer, co-founder of Harper’s Promise

Eler de Grey — interdisciplinary artist & writer

Quinn Grundy — researcher at the University of Toronto


Maria -- Cara Rose de Fabio

Gaby -- Eler de Grey

Marquis -- Rotimi Agbabiaka (check out his new solo show called Manifesto on June 21 at the African American Arts and Culture Complex as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.)

John -- Keith Houston (also check out his karaoke nights in San Francisco)

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Adria Otte and Molly Monihan at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season.

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