21: Space

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 In this 21st episode, we conclude the talk with Dmitry Orlov which includes a rough detour through singularitarian meme-space. After that we hear from Australian science writer Margaret Wertheim and talk about our evolving notions of space.

Psychonautica:

I’m now doing a fortnightly podcast for the Dopefiend.co.uk Podcast Network called Psychonaughtica. This podcast, while largely my own creation, can also be considered a fulfillment of the long-standing promise for a Max Freakout psychedelics podcast. Max is my co-host and primary interview subject. For a thorough-going preview of the show, have a listen to Dopecast Episode 63.

link: http://www.dopecast.co.uk/

Guests:

Dmitry Orlov: is the author of Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for peak oil than the US which you can find on the Energy Bulletin website: http://energybulletin.net/

You can also find the ‘Collapse Gap’ presentation on Dmitry’s website:

http://www.ClubOrlov.com

And if you want to read more from Dmitry on the topic of collapse, try this:

http://lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/PostOilBulletin/IssueNumberTwo.html

Margaret Wertheim: [cribbed from her Wikipedia entry]

Margaret Wertheim (born 1958, Brisbane, Australia) is a science writer and the author of several books on the cultural history of physics.

These books include Pythagoras’ Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars, a history of the relationship between physics and religion in Western culture, and The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet. From 2001-2005 Wertheim wrote the Quark Soup column for the LA Weekly and is currently a contributor to the New York Times and Los Angeles Times as well as a contributing editor to Cosmos, the Australian-based literary science magazine, and Cabinet magazine, the international arts and cutlure quarterly. In 2004 she was the National Science Foundation visiting journalist to Antarctica, and in 2006 her writing on the Antarctic was awarded the print journalism prize from the American Institute of Biological Sciences. In 2003, she founded the Institute For Figuring, an organization based in Los Angeles that promotes the public understanding of the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics. Through her work with the IFF she has curated exhibitions at galleries and museums, including Apexart, Machine Project, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Art Center College of Design, and forthcoming at the Museum of Jurassic Technology.

Books

This episode features an excerpt from Consilience: The Unity of Knowledgeby E. O. Wilson

Music

Here you’ll find links to musical tracks that I use frequently. I use them with permission in exchange for these links. You can download any of these tracks for free at the Promonet/IODAlliance website.

Download “Somptin Happnin’” (mp3)
from “Polymorphic Convolutions”
by Various Artists
Electronic Soundscapes

 

Arcana

Download “Jairamji” (mp3)
from “Arcana”
by Various Artists
Interchill Records

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Worlds Within

Download “Electric Gypsy” (mp3)
from “Worlds Within”
by Govinda
Intentcity

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Download “MCMXXXVII” (mp3)
from “Instrumentals”
by The Shanghai Restoration Project
Undercover Culture Music

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Download “Arabian Dance – Instrumental” (mp3)
from “Ancient Echoes – Music from the time of Jesus and Jerusalem’s Second Temple”
by SAVAE San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble
World Library Publications

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