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A podcast for the future archeologists digging through our digital remains. Explore our totally weird moment in the universe through conversations of the unconventional, bizarre, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind...an auditory psychedelic to get you prepared for living in a wilder future than we can imagine.
Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy with Michael Garfield, Evan Snyder, and a growing list of awesome guests...
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0018 - JF Martel (Art, Magic, & The Terrifying Zone of Uncanny Awesomeness)
This week's guest is the loquacious, thoughtful, and profound JF Martel, film-maker and author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice and the three-part essay Reality is Analog, about the philosophical themes lurking behind Netflix's series Stranger Things. http://reclaimingart.com https://www.metapsychosis.com/reality-is-analog-philosophizing-with-stranger-things-part-one/ We discuss what can and cannot be captured and communicated digitally… The Primordial, Deep, Subrational Forms of Poetry, Madness, Excess… “Ultimately, art does have a function: it’s to help us better navigate the infinite chaos that is reality.” The problem of overusing or misusing Occam’s Razor “We understand the nature of reality the moment we admit that we don’t know it…the moment we admit we CAN’T know it.” “Every concept kind of contains its own opposite, or casts its own shadow.” The difference between a Sign and a Symbol Faith or Rebellion? (Patriotism or Treason?) Azazel the Peacock Angel vs. Lucifer the Rebel Angel Is there an ultimate reality? “It’s really, really tough to make great art. It’s tough to make GOOD art.” About Hollywood: “I don’t think collaboration has ever been a great friend of art.” “The equipment is changing so fast that no one gets GOOD at anything anymore…it’s hard to MASTER anything, today. But I think we’re moving toward something better than what we’ve had.” The old and new paradigms of film and TV production “[Netflix is] using the digital culture we’ve developed to make great films in the way that maybe they should always be made, which is: you identify the people with vision, and you put them in charge.” Technology: Inevitable? How Japan said no to guns for hundreds of years… “A society that presumes that it knows the real and can dic