Exploring the Weird with Erik Davis

March 7th, 2018 · 1 hr 21 mins

About this Episode

Scholar, journalist and author Erik Davis joins Phil and JF for a freewheeling conversation on the permutations of the weird, Burning Man, speculative realism, the uncanny, the H. P. Lovecraft/Philip K. Dick syzygy, and how the world has gotten weirder (and less weird) since Erik’s groundbreaking Techgnosis was published twenty years ago.

WORKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

Erik Davis’s Techgnosis website

Erik Davis's podcast, Expanding Mind

Erik Davis, Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information

Erik Davis, Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica

Erik Davis, Led Zeppelin IV

Mark Fisher, The Weird and the Eerie

Philip K. Dick, Exegesis

Goop Magazine, no. 2

Hakim Bey and the Temporary Autonomous Zone

The Burning Man Festival

Ian Hacking, The Taming of Chance

Erik Davis, “Weird Shit”

JF Martel, “How Symbols Matter”

Henri Bergson, Introduction to Metaphysics

Charles Baudelaire, “Correspondances” from Fleurs du mal

Sigmund Freud, “The Uncanny”

Deleuze and Guattari, Anti-Oedipus

The Onion, “Lovecraftian School Board Member Wants Madness Added to Curriculum”