About This Show
Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of science, art, and philosophy with paleontologist-turned-futurist Michael Garfield and a growing list of awesome guests. This is a podcast for our largest audience: the unborn future archeologists digging through our digital remains. What messages of value can we leave them? And what will they think about us living in this weird and wonderful transition age, poised on the cusp of planetary electronic culture? Explore time, and our species' place in it, through banter of the geeky, unconventional, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine.
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65 - John David Ebert (Hypermodernity & Blade Runner 2049)
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This week’s guest is independent culture critic John David Ebert – mythologist, philosopher, art historian, author of twenty-six books, and co-founder (with John Lobell) of http://cultural-discourse.com. We talk about the rich mythological references of Blade Runner 2049 in light of the larger – and very urgent – matter of mechanizing human reproduction and the (actually rather ancient) male quest to appropriate the mysteries of the goddess…Here’s John’s Blade Runner 2049 essay:http://cinemadiscourse.com/blade-runner-2049/John’s awesome YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5B4tbk3U40S4q_3Qt-cVgQJohn has a knack for connecting very different sources across civilizations and millennia, anchoring this conversation about a modern science fiction masterpiece in a transcultural Big Story of the evolution of human consciousness. (Listen if you liked Episodes 42 & 43 with William Irwin Thompson on planetary culture, Episode 38 with Marya Stark on reclaiming the feminine mysteries, Episode 18 with JF Martel on art and reality, and Episode 14 with Michael Phillip on WESTWORLD.)John David Ebert Quotes:“Every new cosmology makes new machines possible.”“I’m interested to hear about utopian projects…because after all, we’re going to need them.”We Discuss:- Marshall McLuhan’s work on Sputnik’s technological enclosure of the planet and the end of “nature” (not to mention
Rated 5 out of
Add this to the lineup alongside top shelf visionary dork acts like Duncan Trussell Family Hour and Third Eye Drops – there are too few podcasts out there offering such playful but intelligent conversation, so willing to go deep and not worry what people think.
Date published: 2016-09-10