Author, journalist and WFMU DJ Jess Jarnow talks about Dead shows, distribution rings, LSD “religion”, and his comprehensive new book Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. http://www.jessejarnow.com/about/
University of Chicago anthropologist William Mazzarella talks about psychological resonance, the concept of mana, and how magic helps illuminate advertising and propaganda. https://chicago.academia.edu/WilliamMazzarella
Technology writer and futurist Kevin Kelly talks about digital socialism, surveillance fears, and the cosmic force fueling technology. Kevin’s new book is The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future.
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 media artist and researcher David McConville about planetaria, the art of scientific models, and the transdisiplinary possibilities of immersive media.
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).