An inspiring discussion with writer, feminist, and historian of science Donna Haraway about cyborg companions, animal loves, and why the Chthulucene is a better name for our era than the Anthropocence. Donna's new book is Manifestly Haraway, which collects “The Cyborg Manifesto” with the “The Companion Species Manifesto.”
Writer, curator, and occult practitioner Pam Grossman talks about feminist witchcraft, the power of images, the deliciousness of mystery, and her new book What is a Witch, with art from the amazing Tin Can Forest. http://www.pamgrossman.com/
Alchemist, writer, and artist Brian Cotnoir talks about the Emerald Tablet, stereograms, the transformation of matter, and the alchemy of film. http://khepripress.com/
British author Kester Brewin talks about rockets, Ken Kesey, charismatic Christianity, and his new book Getting High: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the Dream of Flight (Vaux).
Science fiction author and English prof David Gill talks about Star Wars, entropy, androids, and his new book of short stories In Time's Empire They Were All Slaves (Pravic SF Books).
A talk with Buddhist scholar Douglas Osto about perennialism, experiential narratives, the limits of reason, and his new book Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality (University of Columbia Press).
A talk with author and communications consultant Scott Malcomson about online anonymity, countercultural computing, the military-industrial origins of the Internet, and his new book Spinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce are Fragmenting the World Wide Web. http://www.orbooks.com/scott-malcomson/
A conversation with Hearts of Space radio producer Stephen Hill about the rise of contemplative and ambient music, the trouble with the “New Age” tag, the psychology of sonic space, and the business of niche music distribution. www.hos.com
A chat with journalist Kara Platoni about growing virtual limbs, questioning the cyborgs, and hacking our experience of the world. Kara's new book is We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists are Transforming Human Perception.