The role of the artist is to find deep personal experiences and ways of relating and share them with others. It’s to be the mirror that much of our society – with its constant consumer blitz – is not.
is the optimal form of infant nutrition, but breastfeeding is not
possible for everyone, leaving many to rely upon the formula
provides an alternative that feeds babies, saves money, and weaves
together human lives.
Filmmaker and Internet pioneer Tiffany Shlain recently
released a short film and TED book. Brain Power: from Neurons to
Networks explores the parallels between the
development of a child's brain and the development of the global brain
of the Internet.
Scott Draves is the brains behind the crowdsourced
iterative screensaver known as the Electric Sheep, a continually
evolving abstract animation with over 450,000 participants. Individual Sheep animations are voted on by
participants; the more popular sheep live longer and reproduce
according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over.
The Bloom: A Journey through Transformational Festivals
is a four-part web video series that explores the blossoming cultural renaissance
of immersive, participatory consciousness gatherings.
Artist Maria Kreyn's visionary light show opens in New York. She spoke about her artwork
and visionary art's place in the art world.
Over the weekend of October 14-16, 2012, "Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics" — the longest-running
psychedelics conference in the United States — will convene in New York
City for its sixth year. In anticipation of this reunion of intellects,
I sat down for a conversation with Neal Goldsmith, the conference's
emcee and speaker curator.
Lucidity is an ongoing "web saga" that follows Jason and George — alter-egos of creators Sean Oliver and Danny Torgersen — on their exploration of lucid dreaming and alternate levels of consciousness. I recently talked with Sean and Danny about how this zero-budget, volunteer-based venture got off the ground, how it works, and where it’s headed next.
Jason Silva is a dynamic "performance philosopher" and techno-optimist whose eclectic, scientific-philosophical-literary discourse
remixes the likes of Buckminster Fuller, Marshall McLuhan, Carl
Sagan, and Timothy Leary into equal parts non-fiction and poetry. I recently talked to Jason about his most recent work and his plans for the future.