Embrace the Void
How to weird out in a “serious but not literal” way that pushes things as far as yoy can without invoking anything that a reasonably open-minded skeptic would feel compelled to reject out of hand.
Magic and Science
Jeffrey Mishlove has interviewed every visionary brainiac, New Age weirdo, and paranormal superstar under the sun. Now Mishlove is back with New Thinking Allowed, and he kindly invited me on the show to talk a quarter century of Techgnosis.
De Landa Destratified
Does the economic slowdown herald a change in time itself? From Arthur.
Report from the Tucson Consciousness Conference
The Omega Network
A recent remix of a section from my book Techgnosis.
The Analog Life
My new column for Arthur magazine.
A meditation on Descartes, The Matrix, and the question of who we are when the reality around us is a virtual illusion.
Take the Red Pill
"We have entered an era that sanctions the psychoactive use of commercial chemicals, not just to cure disease or even to relieve suffering, but to reformat who we feel we are."
An millennialist essay from the SFMOMA catalog for the art show 010101: Art in Technological Times.
Riding the Limit
An essay on limits and technological possibility, penned just before 9/11 but still, I hope, relevant.
Don't Look Back
"The business of envisioning the future should not be a business but a calling for artists, mystics and soccer Moms alike."
The Posthuman Touch
A review of the crucial book How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, by N. Katherine Hayles
The Witch's Flight
A popular essay on Deleuze and Guattari's final book of "virtual philosophy."
A discussion about brains and dharma with Francisco Varella, the celebrated neuroscientist and Buddhist practitioner.