Expanding Mind

Expanding Mind – Dharma and Drugs – 05.12.16

May 12, 2016

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).

Expanding Mind – Splinternet – 05.05.16

May 5, 2016

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/

Expanding Mind – Space Music – 04.28.16

April 28, 2016

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

Expanding Mind – Perception Hacking – 04.21.16

April 21, 2016

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.

Expanding Mind – Dungeons & Dragons & Religion – 04.14.16

April 14, 2016

An inspiring chat with Jeremy Crawford, one of the lead designers of the new edition of the classic role playing game. We discuss identity, the multicultural multiverse, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the sacred absurdity of terrible dice rolls.

Expanding Mind – Big Dreams – 04.07.16

April 7, 2016

A conversation with dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley about big data, the dreaming brain, and keeping the door open for the weird and wonderful. www.kellybukeley.org

Expanding Mind – Data Surveillance – 03.31.16

March 31, 2016

A conversation with author and journalist Andrew Hultkrans about Puritans, predictive profiling, and the problems with social media in the era of Big Data. For a recent article from Hultkrans, read http://artforum.com/diary/id=58416.

Expanding Mind – Future Design Science – 03.24.16

March 24, 2016

A conversation with conceptual artist and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats about Buckminster Fuller, biomimicry, and making pornography for God. Jonathon's new book is You Belong to the Universe.
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