The Voicecraft podcast hosts a variety of experiments and contributions in transformative dialogue and philosophical synergy, with interests in the fundamental dynamics of psyche, nature, and civilisation.
E65| Elder Circle, w/ Alex Ebert & Voicecraft Network
An experimental session welcoming the musician and philosopher Alex Ebert, known by many as the singer-songwriter for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, and increasingly among a network of thinkers and philosophers seeking to understand the shifting dynamics and possibilities of the paradigms which underlie our cultural moment.
Held in the Voicecraft Network, the essence of this session sought to co-create a context that draws out the lived and living journey of a particular person, and in so doing, connect with the significance a particular voice is drawn to share with the whole. That is, a collective process whereby the group seeks to welcome the daimōn, the soul or genius of a person, to transmit the gift of their learning, perception, and expression, to a gathered community or network context.
You can read more about Alex, find links to his substack, read the full network invitation and the invited praxis of the session by visiting the show notes @ https://voicecraft.io/e65-elder-circle-w-alex-ebert-voicecraft-network/
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E64| The Philosophy of Lack IV (Address) w/ Cadell Last, O.G. Rose, Alex Ebert & Tim Adalin
The fourth of four explorations into the philosophy of lack w/ philosophers Cadell Last, Alex Ebert, O.G. Rose & Tim Adalin. Streamed live Feb 21 2022. Although the final of the series, it's a great place to begin if you haven't caught the first three.
Access Philosophy of Lack III (unposted to RSS), the series shownotes, and streamed video @ https://www.voicecraft.io/lack
Episode Abstract written by Cadell:
E63| Psychedelic Philosophy & The Art of Conversation(Talk At Esoteric Festival)
Psychedelic philosophy without the ordinary substances. Part talk, part improv audience participation. Filmed on March 13 2022 at Esoteric Transformational Festival in Victoria, Australia.
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Learn more through the show notes @ www.voicecraft.io/e63-psychedelic-philosophy-talk-at-esoteric-festival
Thank you to Fyodor, Evan, and Cameron Duffy for stepping up to join me.
E62| Naming The Nameless (Voicecraft Session w/ Voicecraft Contributors)
A Voicecraft session in the mode of Freeform, seeking to address the critical tension of naming the nameless.
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Show notes @ https://voicecraft.io/e62-naming-the-nameless/
Recorded in February 2022, this Voicecraft session features members of the Voicecraft Network: returning voices O.G. Rose and Tyler Hollett, along with Voicecraft Network contributors Kyle McGahee, Ethan Wells, Jurnee Manu, and Tom Lyons.
The invitation that went out to network members was as follows:
Over some years I have watched as developing fields of intention, understanding, and interaction--or said from another angle: hopes, dreams, and concerns--have clustered together in digital space and time.
And, umm, if you'll indulge the following..
From psychedelic fractal, ayahuascic dimension shifting, tribal vibing meta visions of nu-enlightenment bed-making responsibilities, to the renaissance of dark webs and deep webs and spider webs and web 3s; and religions that aren't religions for the spirituals without religions; plus some old religions and new games, with old impulses in new clothes, and new impulses with no money; then some bildung for the meta-crisis, nurturing home grown humans and liminal sensemakers to authentically circle with antagonic shamanistic intellectuals, while dialogos makes socratic music from indigenous adjacent technologist integrals playing warmly with post-institutional relationalists to reconnect the masculine and the feminine. And all of that on the way to the para-academic invisible college built on wiser pathways from digital ports through uncanny valleys of friendship and peerage. Just so that we can have adventures, dinner and families, and drama worth having with laughter and tension in contexts that matter and that we matter to.. in openness to process with what is and what could be.
Tongue in cheek -- without claiming at all to make sense -- if you are here in this network, chances are you pay attention to several different communities, podcasts, youtubers, discourse pockets, sensemaking webs of liminality populated by seen and unseen change making edgelords.
In the void of integrity in the heart of (un)spoken society, in a polarising war of attritional addiction, in a post death of God world without rituals for death, (and therefore in the wake, just a bunch of undead gods--of ideology and scarcely inhabitable narrative--) some (lots) of people were all like: can we coordinate somewhere to talk about this?
For several years, plus more before and more to come, people seem to need to name where they are, who is there, who is really there and who is not, and why...so that we can kind of tell others who we are and where we are and maybe what we like or hold hope in or want to gain recognition for being in and and and----
There is a deeper conversation to have here about naming and not naming. Of ists and isms and the deeper than language which coordinates in language; about the relationship between signalling and signal ineffable; about integrity, growth, inclusion and exclusion, relating to and with the 'wider public', as well as with oneself in the work of deeper truth.
This invitation is to come ready for participation in dialogue.
Thank you for your time and energy.
Thank you to O.G. Rose, Tyler Hollett, Kyle McGahee, Jurnee Manu, Ethan Wells, and Tom Lyons.
E61| Value & Exchange, w/ Matthew Pirkowski
This is a conversation about the nature of value, wealth and exchange in consideration of the paradigm shifting digital communications platforms we’re almost all inexorably tied to. It begins with my asking Matthew how he thinks about the nature of thinking itself, and also about what matters in life.
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Show notes @ https://voicecraft.io/e61-value-exchange-w-matthew-pirkowski
Matthew Pirkowski is a philosopher with keen insight into humanity's relationship to an accelerating digital age.
Connect with Matthew at https://twitter.com/MattPirkowski
A selection of Matthew's publications at https://medium.com/@matthewpirkowski
Connect with Tim at https://twitter.com/tim_adalin
02:12 - What is thinking and how does Matthew think?
06:15 - On what matters, values and interaction
12:54 - On Twitter and the emergent shadow of the collective unconscious
21:37 - Digital communication, sensemaking and existential risk
30:56 - Powerful media, foolish motion
35:35 - Towards a more adaptive collective intelligence and epistasis
44:17 - Considering value and exchange in the context of new representational structures
1:08:11 - Money, wealth, fungibility and non-fungibility in the emergent digital landscape
1:22:21 - Hopes for the future
E60| NFTs & The Sacred, w/ Anderson Todd, Evan McMullen, Tyler Hollett
A dialogic adventure into the mysteries of mind, memetics, and NFTs, in consideration of what really matters.
Find out more about the guests and follow the breadcrumbs @ https://voicecraft.io/nfts-the-sacred-w-anderson-todd-evan-mcmullen-tyler-hollett-tim-adalin/
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Beautiful intention Tim. Keep going with this, I believe more people need to engage with this.
Thanks for the content
Loved listening .its been really helpful in broadening my knowledge of psychedelics.
Proud to support this podcast
Been great to see voiceclub develop. I’m interested to see where this goes