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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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Most Recent Episode
Episode 0015 - Trevor Goodman (Body Hacking & Sensory Augmentation)
6 days ago
This week, we take an hour to explore the frontiers of the human experience with Trevor Goodman of the Body Hacking Conference in Austin, Texas. https://bodyhackingcon.com/conference Here’s a bit about the conference from NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/03/10/468556420/body-hacking-movement-rises-ahead-of-moral-answers • Cybernetics, prosthetics, nootropics, body modification, bionics… • The origins and history of “body hacking.” • Body modification as an answer/solution to body dysmorphia (feeling out of place “in your own skin”). “Frankly, we have no clue how things are going to be in ten or twenty years. Twenty years ago we weren’t carrying our memories around in our pockets like we are now.” • How modern transhumanism is just an extension of the ancient human project that includes clothing, fire, and other technological augmentations. • How the freedom of the body is also the freedom of the mind. • Ethical issues of body modification as personal expression and identity and interactions with other people… • Unfortunate discovery about our evolutionary history: Our skulls are shaped to take a punch, and our fists are shaped to punch a human skull. That’s why it’s so hard to scan the brain through the skull… “If only we had punched each other less, maybe we could have giant robot bodies already.” • Where do I begin and where do you end? Hacking my body is always a political act because it’s always interfering with the commons and the expectations of the system. • The continued breakdown of consensus reality as we hack ourselves into having all kinds of different new senses that we do not share with everybody else – and how we hopefully begin to CELEBRATE this, celebrate diversity of body forms beyond just whether they depart in