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Friday, May 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technoshamanism: A Very Psychedelic Century!

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Join paleo-ecologist turned multimedia performer Michael Garfield for a playful, deep-as-hell discussion on the major transformations just around the corner – and a lesson in how you can harness the momentum of this change!
Get ready for a very psychedelic century! As our technologies evolve to be much smarter and more omnipresent, we will have to find a different paradigm to handle the dissolving boundary between the "made" and "born," the "natural" and "artificial." With every passing day, we move a little closer to a world of magical immersive mystery, living high technology, and interactive and intelligent responsive media environments – in short, a world that looks and feels a lot like pre-modernity's alive and interested cosmos.
Maybe there is something to the notion that the insights of indigenous medicine traditions are just what we require to navigate this brave new digital society. Where cybernetic science meets the psychedelic revolution – where techno-telepathic art collectives jam with internet-connected whales and robots – this is where you'll find the bleeding edge of techno-shamanism. And you are invited.

Talent
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Michael Garfield

Paleontologist turned cyber-acoustic guitarist and psychedelic performance philosopher, Michael Garfield's mind-expanding work maps the evolutionary landscape and our place in it. Co-host of the Future Fossils Podcast and contributor to countless websites (including H+ Magazine, Big Think, Reality Sandwich, BODYHXCON, SolPurpose), Michael speaks and writes about the intersections of emerging planetary consciousness, converging and accelerating... Read More →

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Technoshamanism

In regards to where he pulled his innovative ideas from, Bob Moog said, “Everything has some consciousness, and we tap into that. It’s about energy at its most basic level.” But how do we tune into that noosphere and bring next wave ideas to the fore? Who are the seers today, and how are they integrating technology into new “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →



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