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capture the world in a sentence.. ness…

Jason Silva: Relation between science and art: wonder from VINTlabs – The Sogeti Trendlab on Vimeo.




huge. let’s model another way (a people experiment) – so that everyone can keep/perpetuate their curiosities… no?


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At 2013 – sxsw –


tech to give us an aerial view of the big picture. you create technology and it liberates the scarcity into something of abundance

the most natural thing about being human is transcending what has been

hopefully with technology we are creating better spaces to think in

via Jason: how does the brain understand itself

exponential thinking is key

capture and manage attention

hold inspiration in stasis

communicating the lonely shots of inspiration

unique capacities to marvel

in order to use your heads – you’ve got to go out of your mind

turns out – being in awe – can be to our advantage

12 min in – stanford study on awe – 


jason's new web series

graphic above links to huffington post article.. graphic below links to youtube site:

jason's shots of awe

and graphic below links to Jason’s brain games:

jason's brain games


We Are Already Cyborgs

and he was on london real.. yeah.


 Ray Kurzwiel – we more at a loss that we don’t have a back up for us – when we have it for our devices.

4:27 – we’ll be surprised how quickly it will become normal… look where we’ve come


4 videos jason silva


wonder diagram via silva

For me, every new technology is potentially a new instrument for human artistry, a conduit for new forms of human expression and creativity. Technology is that new language with which humanity can articulate its ecstatic vision of the world.

I believe that technology is the external literalisation and embodiment of human imagination.

via http://www.dandad.org/inspiration/features-and-opinion/new-futures-in-design


cognitive hacks – create a crack in the perception of reality

create wonder, create curiosity


Ignite Your Childlike State of Wonder

these are the only spaces that have every led to visions that have transformed the world..


A first look inside Google’s futuristic quantum lab



blowing our own minds (w/awe) is therapeutic

we are impregnating mind onto the world

matter becomes mind…



that guy silva



domesticated madness words

domesticated madness 2


jason on big think

follow your bliss.. do what you love..


lucid dreaming

we long to be immersed

– janet murier?


Did you catch The Remix Revolution, itself inspired by @remixeverything –youtu.be/JGHEhybXvOs

Quantified Self, self-tracking, feedback loops and behavior upgrade;youtu.be/fXB5-iwNah0

What we design, designs us back” – youtu.be/aigR2UU4R20


mar 2015 with Douglas Rushkoff:

Jason Silva and Douglas Rushkoff | Creative Session

4 min – adjacent possible no longer connected to the real… but rather.. let’s build this platform – the eyes of the prize is kind of counter balanced – when it’s not explored in the present – D

rather than app to transform the world – app to raise stocks – J

or even build second life instead of this life – D

6 min – i say humans matter because i’m on team human – D

7 min – problem with constructivism is that it’s great to plan.. but hard to remember that we have to keep testing it with reality – … as long as that dream/trip is brought back into reality – rather than a way to get out of reality.. – D

escapism ruins oases arendt

drug induced high or tech high – our desire to chase these states… to hack perception – don’t you think that’s an amazing opportunity to play.. J

sure.. but … while we’re chasing our highs… we’re supporting a tech structure that we’re not in control of.. – D

12 min – for me the best part of the trip is coming down.. waking up in the morning.. ie: now what.. (from all that)  – D

after the trip – a reset of the self – J

groundhog day ness

the beauty of the coming down is you see the structures at face value.. – and can question that – D

when i came down – oh… we can do it this way – rather than build on structures that we had before. there are plenty of people to get you high as long as you don’t come down to question (paraphrase) – D

systemic ness – fractal ness

16 min – lower entry – but less who have made it than before – because they’re not selling the music – selling attention rather than music – D

18 min – awe – antidote to intellectual dispair –  all these takeaways after blowing your own mind – more alturistic/compassionate/etc  – J

20 min – i think D is talking placebo ness here

22 min – i’ve always envied people (like my mother) who find awe in everything.. then there’s those of us who have to induce it.. – J

23 min – awe videos as self-medication  – J

24 min – the trick is to help people understand this isn’t reality but metaphorical ways of understanding reality.. we are like computers… memes are like genes… they’re just prone to the sort of m meade, g bateson abstracted understanding of reality as this kind of participatory mediated spectacle..

how can we upgrade our operating systems.. -J

the digital thing is so key.. the opposite of global/google.. for me digital is always the digits – local means of production… the whole local.. burning man, occupy, .. occupying reality… – D

27 min – you don’t have mental references for what you’re seeing.. so experience changes – subjectivity is transformed – on burning man – J

28 min – a p to p bizarre appeared – after the breaking of the piñata – with 8 yr old girls – D

how do you define creativity… what happens to brain.. J

29 min – when humans do what only humans can do.. the expression of the paradox.. the weirdness.. the ambiguity.. – D

liminality – the inbetweeness – J

33 min – can’t write a book that never ends..?

34 min – i think there’s something going on here that we don’t yet know about (not just complexity) – D – what if they’re wrong (big bang et al) –  if we don’t understand the very basic building blocks of reality – i’m concerned about ditching reality for another one…

disneyland is like if the nazi’s had won and they weren’t evil.. but that’s not real – D

37 mi – it won’t matter if they’re real when you’re done – because when it’s over it will be real – J

i like it – i just don’t like it more than what i got. – D – you got to ask – what’s the purpose

38 min – the purpose is catharsis – J – spaces where we sort shit out

the world of the self can be a lonely place.. the reason we do inner work is so we can go out and engage with people. the practical concerns are so real – D

the practical concerns are being addressed…  – J

oh my.

40 min – i just want to make sure we don’t use these medicines.. the same way we use prosac – D

41 min – right now – my frame of mind is just my disappointment in bitcoin

43 mi n- q&a

44 min – maybe we’ll find out we’re not that unpredictable – J

45 min – i’m going to behave as if this is real (that perception matters and we have free will) – and as if they are the ones who haven’t figured things out – D

50 min – q: how can we afford the opportunity

a: i was lucky… i made 8-10000 yr and i was fine with that.. coming out as a slacker.. my idea was to not have to work.. that’s why i hear obama and think..jobs? jobs are artifacts of renaissance..  lentils and rice.. you can live a long time on that.. you can survive.. i did that for a good long time. i tutored kids on sat’s in beverly hills mansions.. i was lucky. i’m a child of privilege – i had a long way to go down.. even though my friends saw me as the poor kid. and then – not getting off the bus.. i’ve not worked for others. – D

55 min – for me i like steven johnson’s the world has a lot of clues and you can read your way through it. my parent’s encouraged me to find my bliss. george carlin – psycho cybernetics.. brain a goal seeking mechanism.. you can teach your brain what to look for. 1. notice what moves you. 2. write it down. 3. look at notes later. primes your brain to see serendipitous connections.. hacking your brain to pay attention. that’s kind of like what i’ve done. you have those patterns marked in  your head. – J

1:00 having a kid – the slow of evolution have been staring me in the face all the time – oh my gosh those aboriginal people who we didn’t think knew much actually have what we need. – D

1:03 – you get your seat the table and you then are propaganda ist rather than journalist – so now what – D

a nother way. that.

1:06 – 95% of communication is non verbal – so what happens when you just text – D

i see – but – that is in a way biased to the communication style we are comfortable with.. maybe we’ll transcend words – J

science of people in schools ness. no words ness.

face to face time should be face to face time.. -D

1:12 – q: wants there take on a systemic change in ed.. but then uses siloed success markers.. like graduating

a: education is due for a massive upgrade.. how we teach how we learn.. intro’ing crazy psycho tropes into the classroom – J – i was in montessori – big fan of sir ken – my mom also taught in the broncs.. so throw away what’s not working .. et al

so dang – why in the classroom? have you not experienced that in one of your trips..? what good is the high then. dang.

a: after my decade of awe – i said i’m going to the darkest places.. and test my awe – so i went to s africa.. et al .. to challenge and earn my awe by going dark. the only good trip is a bad trip. get as lost as i can and then come back. ed is one of those places. use digital tech to make them better in this (consumer) system. or we can say – use tech to ask – what’s education for.. right now.. what it’s for.. to create workers for factories..  now what is it for… depends on what we think the future of the economy is. if we think people only need to work 10% of the time… so then – ed is to embue people with critical thinking.. maybe ed is to develop people who will create the next ed system. – D

again – dang – why school? – why not just live the 10% time now.. or whatever. why aren’t we questioning school..


on mental architecture – as on demand (or perhaps – just in time) revolution


fb live video sept 26 2015 – from netherlands

Window into worldhood – can’t find link

access is better than ownership – kevin kelly

the loss when things are predesigned…

8 min – on gamification is like cheating – guy there – on a perk for liking something


video – let us use tech to free us

let’s do this first


interview – inside quest

7 min – we bring to our experience… our interpretation.. a dance /collab between what’s coming in and what’s bringing to the table.. we don’t see world as is.. but as we are..

if so much of our experience is what we bring to our experience… sub conscious.. how about we bring that up into conscious.. i become co author

self-talk as data ness..

document everything ness – is like his vr video with

11 min – imagineering in our head

12 min – how to warp my world… feedback loops

whimsy – to fix broken feedback loops

13 min – dare to think diff than yesterday.. to be like a child

bravery to change mind.. 1 yr to be 5

16 min – reset button…

do over .. getting a go/reset .. everyday…


idea sharing sites


resonating with stuff below from us..

fractal thinking


x-d glasses





on small talk being oppressive


nonconformity and the creative life – 2014




how to resist the tug of conformity

host life bits via self-talk as data.. as the day.. for all of us

1 min – we are all free to create our own reality.. but only when we are bold enough to condition our thinking..

but/because – we aren’t all yet free.. and we need all of us.. to do the dance..

those seen dancing called insane by those who could not hear the music – nietzsche


via fb share:

A little behind the scenes on my creative work and inspiration… thanks to Collective Hub and for full interview go here: https://collectivehub.com/…/how-a-creative-childhood-creat…/

i wanted to people to get an experience of being in my head during an inspired epiphany

imagine that happening for 7 bn people.. ie: hosted-life-bits

6 min (on 15 min video) – i was very lucky.. i could study what i wanted.. i could afford to be impractical..

gaiman/degrasse whatever law ness via gershenfeld sel


mar 2017 – Hacking consciousness with VR and psychedelics for a better, gentler, kinder world.



we have this linear lens/perception.. we don’t think exponentially.. so missing out on potential

agree.. we have no idea.. the exponentiality of people energy toward betterness

world .. better off than it’s ever been.. fewer people killing others than ever

is this really true..? is suicide factored in..? are people’s souls better..?

makes me think like this:

Joey Ayoub (@joeyayoub) tweeted at 4:51 AM – 23 Mar 2017 : I genuinely don’t understand what people talk about when they say ‘our way of life’ when I see so many homeless people in London. (http://twitter.com/joeyayoub/status/844864172756119557?s=17)

astronaut overview effect.. via …

if we could tweak people’s consciousness in a massive way .. i think we could change world/society..

hlb – better.. more accessible/user-friendly/exponential/io-danceable than vr and/or psychedelics

the point is.. you’re forced to reconfigure your mental maps of the world..

let’s try it this way.. based on 2 convos..  deep/simple/open enough .. for all of us.. to leap (leap: exponentiality approaching/arriving at the limit of infinity..for (blank)’s sake…)

these awe experiences.. these opiated adjacencies.. crack us open..  people are hungry


Jason Silva (@JasonSilva) tweeted at 4:26 AM – 5 Apr 2017 :

MONEY IS A SYMBOLIC CONSTRUCT https://t.co/eYZolSCQf4 (http://twitter.com/JasonSilva/status/849568921237811200?s=17)

money is not just beautiful or useful..

oh my jason.. making up money is killing us


romantic love


part of (huge part) a nother way to live.. is that we would spend our days of eudaimonia.. getting closer to a soul mate.. getting closer to your .. heaven on earth ness..

so .. if you like.. what the f you could do.. is help with this.. ie: short bit


my flow rituals –  min


getting out of your own way.. capturing real time flow.. channeling..

hlb that io dance ..as the day

capacity to explain what you’re feeling/thinking


cure ios city

If you’re not sure where to start. Start with your curiosity. ( @jasonsilva) https://t.co/jckVQsDtUp

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/chasejarvis/status/896896586755657728


jun 2017 – on suicide

Ourselves As Our Biggest Threat


un- every year 800 000 people commit suicide on global scale.. larger number than amount of people that die in armed conflict and natural disasters combined..

what kind of cancer has hijacked consciousness/amygdala to make people’s very selves be their biggest threat/risk-factor

we’ve already been told that depression and anxiety are being diagnosed at epidemic levels.. that there is a fundamental fracture in our collective psyche.. that our hunger for meaning.. our desire for cosmic heroism..

tolstoy: man’s inability to live w/o a way to bridge the finite with the infinite is severely under threat

we don’t have faith anymore in large numbers.. we don’t have a connection with something large than ourselves.. starved for deeper meaning/significance.. seekers.. hungry for something else.. yet we can’t seem to find what we’re looking for

the moviegoer by percy walker: the search is what anyone would undertake if they were not sunk in the everyday ness .. the gravity.. the swamp.. of his own lives.. to merely become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something.. not to be onto something is to be in despair

rev of everyday life.. of alive/awake/free people

today.. this is our crisis.. our societies.. our cities.. our social structures.. are organized in a way that is oppressive to way too many of us.. does not allow for acts of cosmic heroism.. for symbolic slaying of the dragon

hari present in society law

hari rat park law

some people are so poor all they have is money.. and so.. i think we need to rethink this whole picture of how we organize our lives..

let’s try a nother way .. sans money ness


.. come out with better symbolic structures that allow our psyches to merge with some higher meaning.. so that our lives can stand for something.. this i think.. could be our cure

let’s try this structure/cure: cure ios city

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way


Jason Silva – 4 min video on the sadness epidemic – depression


WHY ARE WE SO SAD? According to the World Health Organization, DEPRESSION is now the world’s most widespread illness.

perhaps we need a diff approach..

2 convos .. as the day.. cure ios city.. as it could be

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way

i invite you to join me to figure this out


Giovanny Leon (@GiovannyLeon) tweeted at 1:05 AM – 30 Dec 2017 :

All Realities Are Virtual https://t.co/Nwpm3of6aw by @JasonSilva (http://twitter.com/GiovannyLeon/status/947015870949314561?s=17)

3 min video

free from notion to be coupled to any one self limiting reality tunnel.. liberating our imagination to move into space/places we can play..

reconnecting us w feelings of deep presence.. that childlike sense of first sight unencumbered by knowingness..

just after read dawn of new everything

so.. 53rd defn: potentially is therapy.. & anything less will be a travesty


The Struggle for Authenticity… (New Video!) https://t.co/CDod1s5guU

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JasonSilva/status/966391873513410561

stop trying to make art and just be art..

art.. eudaimonia ness