From Moogfest 2016: Scholar-Artist Michael Garfield on how this century’s convergence of nature and high technology revives premodern animistic worldviews in the new world of networked electronic society – and how indigenous plant medicine traditions may help us navigate this transition’s crisis of consciousness. How does treating the internet as a psychedelic substance inform our strategies for surfing the accelerating change and increasing complexity of our century’s global transformations?
A human-machine collaboration between Michael and the audioreactive music visualization software Synesthesia, which translates his voice into an evolving fractal backdrop for these big ideas…
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Douglas Rushkoff, Kevin Kelly, Erik Davis, William Irwin Thompson, evolution of consciousness, history of technology, philosophy of science, transhumanism, futurism
[Apologies for the sudden video cut-out at 45 minutes – the audio plays through to the end of the talk.]