In a future Beijing that bends and folds to split its time between three distinct populations, a man undertakes an errand that reveals a city on the edge of an even bigger change. We dig into the gorgeous imagery and implications of the folding city, and discuss the pros and cons of seeing it in other media.
Topic: Folding Beijing, by Hao Jingfang. Originally published in 2012 on newsmth.net. English translation by Ken Liu originally published in 2015 on Uncanny Magazine.
Intro / Outro Music: "Go Cart" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Summary Music: "Bathed in the Light" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/