Robert Damon Schneck is, in my view, today’s most literate and discriminating historian of Fortean phenomena.
As Buddhist practices and philosophy attract renewed interest in these quickening postmodern times, where’s the curious explorer of consciousness to start? Ethan Nichtern has written a guide that contextualizes ancient teachings while making them accessible to a contemporary audience.
This dialogue with writer/director Alex Garland is meant for people who have already seen Ex Machina (plot spoilers abound). The conversation ranges from looking at the film as a Turing Test directed at the human species to a discussion of psychopathy, evolution, and the illusory nature of perception.