In August, 2022, JF and Phil flew to the UK to attend the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) at the University of St. Andrews and the Supernormal Festival in Oxfordshire. In addition to recording two live shows (to be released in the coming weeks), they encountered billiant minds, novel ideas, and arresting works of art that opened new avenues for thought. It's these encounters that anchor this conversation, which branches off to touch ideas such as the elusive ideal of intersciplinarity, Hakim Bey's temporary autonomous zone, the legacy of the 20th-century counterculture, the fate of revolutionary movements, non--human intelligences, and the weirdness of human thought.
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Dial M for Musicology, Interdisciplinarity
Hakim Bey, The Temporary Autonomous Zone
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William Gibson, Foreword to Samuel Delaney’s Dhalgren
DISI Podcast, Many Minds
John Krakauer, professor of nuerology and neuroscience
Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist
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