The Epiloguists explore the relationship between art and immortality, discussing what is meant when a work is declared “immortal”, how important works are passed on in culture, and if a creator should make a work with an intended future in mind, among other talking points.
For the second half of the episode we also discuss whether the arts have special consideration in cultural history(?), and close out with their own viewpoints on “immortality” as it relates to the arts.
Examples cited (in order of first use):
- Ready Player One
- Mein Kampf
- The Works of William Shakespeare
- Harlequin Romance Titles
- Warhammer 40,000
- Guardians of Middle Earth
- Slaughterhouse of Literature