Hosted by John Lobell, we talk with visionaries – people in the arts, technology, science, culture, and spirituality

Visionaries - 04.30.18

“MJDorian.” Our guest is Milosz Jeziorski, an award winning composer who writes music for film and television. In 2016, he took on the identity of MJDorian: a faceless music producer who wears a poltergeist mask which obscures any indication of age, race, or gender. MJDorian is currently producing a dark pop and hip hop album, drip releasing with art and music videos monthly. The project is called CATHARSIS. It features collaborations with the best unsigned singers and rappers of NYC, and focuses on a music journey into the Jungian shadow. Find out more here: www.mjdorian.com

Find his recent song he wrote and produced which called “Blood Lust” (feat L'FREAQ) at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=321&v=0jTUa2VwuF0

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Visionaries - 04.16.18

“More meanderings on books.” Why the vicious attacks on Steven Pinker for his book, “Enlightenment Now,” which shows how some aspects of life have been radically improving. And thoughts about David Deutsch’s “The Beginning of Infinity.” (And we can’t talk about Deutsch without mentioning quantum computing and how quantum computers get their power by harnessing their siblings in parallel universes.)

 
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Visionaries - 04.09.18

“2001: Creation from Within or Without?” This is the 50th anniversary of the movie,”2001: A Space Odyssey.” The movie is about the search for the extraterrestrial origin of a series of monoliths, one of which sparked the origin of human intelligence. So, where does our humanness come from? There are two traditions: From without, as we see in Genesis 2.7. when God breaths the spark of life into dead dust to create Adam, “2001,” and the tradition of space aliens bringing civilization to us. And From within, as we see in Eastern traditions, especially Taoism, in which spirit is in all things, and in the architecture and spiritual thought of Louis Kahn. To see these two tradition in tension, look at the most famous panel of the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo. It shows God sending the spark of life to Adam. But looking more closely, we see that God himself is within a section of the human brain — thus a creation of the human imagination.

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