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

Visionaries - 10.17.16

John David Ebert. Culture and media critic. His many books include “Twilight of the Clockwork God,” “Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons,” “Dead Celebrities, Living Icons,” and “Post-Classic Cinema,” And most recently, a series of book on classic movies, “Scene by Scene …” We will look at our myths today. Find more at: http://cultural-discourse.com

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Visionaries - 10.10.16

October 10
“Technological Optimism.” Technological pessimism holds that our technology is brining us a bleak future. Books like “The Population Bomb” predicted collapse, and such books are still being written. But technology has also brought us unprecedented affluence and information abundance for all. So how should we think about technology? Find more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VfMt_BSfic

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Visionaries - 10.03.16

Natasha Vita-More, PhD, advocate for radical life extension and human enhancement. Natasha is chair of the transhumanist organization, Humanity+, and is a Professor at the University of Advancing Technology. We will look at the future of human beings and the relationship between design, science, and technology. http://www.natasha.cc 

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Visionaries - 09.26.16

Joseph Campbell.” Campbell was a mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and religion. We will discuss Campbell with Bob Walter, the president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
http://www.jcf-myth.org

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Visionaries - 09.19.16


Luis Arana, senior artificial intelligence engineer for Robots Without Borders. Luis’s focus is building humanitarian AI systems and robotics to solve widespread problems in society, especially in impoverished and under-served parts of the world. We will discuss how AI and robotics will change our world. http://www.seriouswonder.com/robots-without-borders-conversation-engineer-luis-arana/ 

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Visionaries - 09.12.16

September 12. “Visionary Creativity.” Our first show looks at the role of Visionaries in bringing us new worlds. Visionary Creatives swim in the culture of their day. The things they create—in art, design, science, technology, business—embody their culture and at the same time pull it into the future. http://visionarycreativity.com/wp1/

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