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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 0017 - Tibet Sprague (Envisioning Utopian Communities)
This week our guest is Tibet Sprague, former solar energy system manager and scholar-practitioner in search of sustainable alternatives to our unhealthy post-industrial communities. http://tibetsprague.com for all social links, writings, and project info We discuss: What it was like for Tibet growing up in a healthy community. The difference between communities online and in person. The possibility of a virtual nation, a modern silk road of digital nomads moving in between communities… …but the issues with that, primarily its unsustainability, and the importance of working to create local communities and tribes. The tension between freedom and fullness of living, independence and interdependence as valued differently by different societies. What does it truly mean to be free and to have a society that promotes freedom? How our individual drives are sculpted by the agencies of our environments and the people with whom we surround ourselves – so even the drive for independence is a symptom of our interrelatedness. The challenge of building a decentralized society of loners and how culture itself may be the one true technological solution. “My thinking about what I want to work on in the world has headed from initially thinking, ‘Oh, climate change is the most important thing to be focusing on right now, obviously,’ to ‘Maybe we can’t really resolve our climate issues without changing capitalism and changing our economic system that requires constant growth,’ and ‘Oh, well, maybe we can’t actually change our economic system without a culture that changes people’s relationships with each other, and with money, and with the world.” “I think a lot of individual work, personal growth work, each one of us doing our own work to resolve the things in us that prevent us from living our most enlivened selves and bringing our gifts into the world, is really important.” How Charles Eisenstein helps us articulate the core problems of, and potential solutions to, the crisis of our current age: From separation to oneness, from scarcity to abundance. The crisis of imagination that we don’t think it’s possibl