22 episodes

With the arrival of smartphones and social media, we were told that the world was becoming more connected. But as mental health declines while our digital addictions grow, it's clear that something human has been lost in the shuffle. On The I Project, we dive into the roots of this disconnection and explore new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. 

The I Project is the podcast of Immersioneer, a sense-making community focused on deepening human dialogue in the digital age. The podcast is hosted by founder Clancey Hilkene.

The I Project Immersioneer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

With the arrival of smartphones and social media, we were told that the world was becoming more connected. But as mental health declines while our digital addictions grow, it's clear that something human has been lost in the shuffle. On The I Project, we dive into the roots of this disconnection and explore new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. 

The I Project is the podcast of Immersioneer, a sense-making community focused on deepening human dialogue in the digital age. The podcast is hosted by founder Clancey Hilkene.

    Creating Healthy Sexual Polarity - with Kelly Sue Milano and special guest Jamie Wollrab

    Creating Healthy Sexual Polarity - with Kelly Sue Milano and special guest Jamie Wollrab

    Kelly Sue Milano returns to the podcast to discuss sexual polarity and practices that can deepen relationships during home-isolation and beyond.  Special guest appearance by her partner Jamie Wollrab.
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    ABOUT THE GUEST |  Kelly Sue Milano is a co-owner of the all-female comic book label, HexComix, and the writer of their premiere title HEX11.  She also teaches intuitive writing and is a practitioner at Practical Mystics, an online community that seeks to merge humanness and consciousness.  She also leads the Facebook community Ladies + Gentlemen, an open forum for men and women to discuss topics like sexuality and consent in a safe and respectful way.  
    Relevant Links
    Clancey's Digital Calendar  John Wineland - https://www.johnwineland.com/ Jamie Wollrab - https://www.jamiewollrab.com/  
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    Theme music composed by B.E.N.  http://bit.ly/BENmusic
    Questions or comments?  Email info@immersioneer.org
    www.immersioneer.org
     

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Music Therapy with Rosa & Sora - with Rosa Tu & Sora Harris-Vincent

    Music Therapy with Rosa & Sora - with Rosa Tu & Sora Harris-Vincent

    Singer-songwriter Rosa Tu performs an assortment of original compositions and folk songs.  Musician-singer Sora Harris-Vincent joins.  Clancey does practically nothing. *Recorded in November of 2018.
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    ABOUT THE GUESTS:  
     
    ROSA TU
    A multi-cultural New York-based singer/songwriter with a penchant for vocal harmony, Rosa writes to open up windows into the unconscious and bring listeners into themselves. While people stay home, searching for meaning in the mess of social media, news, and advertisements, Rosa writes stories of psychological and emotional freedom where no one is buying or selling anything.
    Combining elements of folk, pop, and classical music, Rosa’s songs lean heavily towards the dark, painful sides of human experience. She believes exploring these parts of ourselves is a way to deep and unconditional love. She sees the kind of beauty she hopes to express in the work of poets and artists like Mary Oliver, Frida Kahlo, and Joan Baez. What emerges are introspective songs based on personal experience, expressing timeless, universal stories.
    Rosa released her first album ‘In Winter’s Shade’ in 2013, followed by a 5-track album 'Glass House' in 2015. In 2016 she moved to Berlin to write and perform with her cousin as the acoustic duo Mother’s Favorite Daughter. Rosa’s music video “Davy and the Priest” was an official selection for Roma Cinema Doc 2020 in the experimental film category. Rosa’s single and animated short film 'The Swamp' comes out April 17th, followed by her full album 'Drink All The Wine,' available in August, 2020. She is represented by the label/collective The Famous Gold Watch.
    fb/ig: @semperosa    label@thefamousgoldwatch.com  rosatumusic.com 
     
    SORA HARRIS-VINCENT
     
    Sora Harris-Vincent grew up with music woven into her every day life. She is a musician and singer, a teacher and doula — sharing her love and appreciation of music with everyone in her communities and beyond. Sora and Rosa made music together their whole lives (technically, since utero!) as womb friends and now as adults; creating and performing music about life, love, and loss. Sora believes that grieving and living are constantly evolving reciprocal acts of shared learning. Through authentic and intentional community and discussion, she continues to explore these themes through music and people with which she engages. Sora is a member of the Boston-based quintet Culomba as well as a teacher for Village Harmony, a nonprofit organization that teaches and promotes traditional folk music from around the world. She hopes this music brings a smile to your face and heart.
     
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    Theme music composed by B.E.N.  http://bit.ly/BENmusic
    Questions or comments?  Email podcast@immersioneer.org

    • 59 min
    Discovering Stillness in Crisis - music therapy with Rosa Tu - pt 1

    Discovering Stillness in Crisis - music therapy with Rosa Tu - pt 1

    Singer-songwriter Rosa Tu shares her music and explores the profound lessons that can emerge from crisis when we learn to sit still and truly be with ourselves.  Recorded in November of 2018.
     
     
    ABOUT THE GUEST:  ROSA TU
    A multi-cultural New York-based singer/songwriter with a penchant for vocal harmony, Rosa writes to open up windows into the unconscious and bring listeners into themselves. While people stay home, searching for meaning in the mess of social media, news, and advertisements, Rosa writes stories of psychological and emotional freedom where no one is buying or selling anything.
    Combining elements of folk, pop, and classical music, Rosa’s songs lean heavily towards the dark, painful sides of human experience. She believes exploring these parts of ourselves is a way to deep and unconditional love. She sees the kind of beauty she hopes to express in the work of poets and artists like Mary Oliver, Frida Kahlo, and Joan Baez. What emerges are introspective songs based on personal experience, expressing timeless, universal stories.

    Rosa released her first album ‘In Winter’s Shade’ in 2013, followed by a 5-track album 'Glass House' in 2015. In 2016 she moved to Berlin to write and perform with her cousin as the acoustic duo Mother’s Favorite Daughter. Rosa’s music video “Davy and the Priest” was an official selection for Roma Cinema Doc 2020 in the experimental film category. Rosa’s single and animated short film 'The Swamp' comes out April 17th, followed by her full album 'Drink All The Wine,' available in August, 2020. She is represented by the label/collective The Famous Gold Watch.

    fb/ig: @semperosa    label@thefamousgoldwatch.com  rosatumusic.com  
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    Theme music composed by B.E.N.  http://bit.ly/BENmusic
    Questions or comments?  Email podcast@immersioneer.org

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Intimacy, Technology, and Trauma - with Dr. Rick Raymond

    Intimacy, Technology, and Trauma - with Dr. Rick Raymond

    Psychologist Rick Raymond shares insights on mindfulness-based-therapies, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the hurdles to intimacy in the age of digital technology.  
    *Recorded in the summer of 2019.
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    ABOUT THE GUEST
    Rick received his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2019 after completing his predoctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Los Angeles. Although he works with a wide variety of clients, he has gained particular expertise in trauma-focused and mindfulness-based therapies. A former employee of Silicon Valley, Rick's research explores how technology can help lower barriers to effective psychological care, a subject he pursues with both passion and a hearty dose of skepticism. He recently moved to Washington DC to begin his postdoctoral residency.  ----
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Controlling for Blindspots in mental health practice
    Psychology and Spirituality  Human connection in digital age
    Importance of physical immediacy in relationship
    Technology's impact on emotional range 
    Unpleasant emotions as emotional opportunities
    Productive Mindfulness vs Pointless Rumination
    The Power of Eye Contact Confronting Fear of Vulnerability
    Avoiding the Aversive 
    Exploring your Emotional Range
     
    Theme music composed by B.E.N.  http://bit.ly/BENmusic
    Questions or comments?  Email podcast@immersioneer.org

    • 59 min
    Coronavirus & Collective Intelligence

    Coronavirus & Collective Intelligence

    Clancey offers practical tips for navigating the Coronavirus while offering deeper perspective on what it says about systems change and the relationship between the individual and the collective. This episode is a call for collective intelligence and compassion amidst the growing metacrisis.
    The episode closes with a short guided meditation and some light breathwork.  
    Video available on Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_BOTiFtHQg
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    Theme Music composed by B.E.N.  http://bit.ly/BENmusic
    Questions or comments?  Drop us a line at: podcast@immersioneer.org

    • 31 min
    Every Note Counts - A Musical Journey with George Karpasitis

    Every Note Counts - A Musical Journey with George Karpasitis

    George Karpasitis shares music from his debut EP The Sounds of Mar Vista and offers insights on the creative process, finding one's voice, and art's place in community-building.
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    ABOUT THE GUEST
    George Karpasitis is a Cypriot composer, guitarist and producer currently based in Los Angeles. Apart from writing music for film and video games, he also teaches and performs guitar as a soloist and with his band Runson Willis And The Holy Mountain. He began his musical journey on classical guitar at age 13. His studies continued in London, UK, at both King’s College London and the London Centre of Contemporary Music. In 2014, he attended Berklee College of Music’s new campus in Valencia, Spain, where he completed the Master’s program in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games. Upon completion of his studies, he spent 2 years apprenticing under renowned composers Carlo Siliotto and George Kallis. His most recent work includes writing music for The Immersioneer Project and the award winning ‘Espanomics’ documentary. His debut EP, titled ‘Sounds of Mar Vista’, consists of original compositions for classical guitar and was released in early 2019.
     
    The Sounds of Mar Vista by George Karpasitis LISTEN on:
    BANDCAMP: https://georgekarpasitis.bandcamp.com/releases SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/3PF4Zx90kOJMT8nssq1zSQ https://georgekarpasitis.com/home SHOW NOTES
    Imitation vs Finding your own voice
    The Sounds of Mar Vista
    Playing less but express more Elasticity of Time Songs as Stories and containers of meaning  
    Dissatisfaction as a driving force of creative refinement
    Procrastination & The Trap of Perfection
    Quantized music and the importance of the Human Touch The Elasticity of Time 
    "It’s all about sharing an experience and not feeling alone on this planet.” - George Karpasitis
    Theme Music composed by B.E.N.  http://bit.ly/BENmusic
     
    Questions or comments?  Drop us a line at: podcast@immersioneer.org

    • 39 min

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