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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Jun 22

Jim talks with Alexander Bard, continuing a series of encounters between GameB and the Dark Renaissance movement. They discuss the Grand Narrative Trilogy Bard has been writing with Jan Söderqvist, the kinds of stories we tell about ourselves, why Hiroshima remains the signal event of modern history, fostering symbiotic intelligence, the difference between the GameA … Continue reading Currents 065: Alexander Bard on Protopian Narratology → The post Currents 065: Alexander Bard on Protopian Narratology appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim talks with Alexander Bard, continuing a series of encounters between GameB and the Dark Renaissance movement. They discuss the Grand Narrative Trilogy Bard has been writing with Jan Söderqvist, the kinds of stories we tell about ourselves, why Hiroshima remains the signal event of modern history, fostering symbiotic intelligence, the difference between the GameA … Continue reading Currents 065: …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Jun 22

Jim talks with Michael Garfield and J.F. Martel about the intersection of AI and art. They discuss DALL-E & Midjourney, whether conscious agency is necessary for art, artifice vs discernment, Jung’s synchronicity, AI art as dreaming, discernment & consecration, the modern vs the algorithmic self, the CIA’s role in funding abstract expressionism, the imaginal aspect … Continue reading Currents 064: Michael Garfield and J.F. Martel on Art x AI → The post Currents 064: Michael Garfield and J.F. Martel on Art x AI appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim talks with Michael Garfield and J.F. Martel about the intersection of AI and art. They discuss DALL-E & Midjourney, whether conscious agency is necessary for art, artifice vs discernment, Jung’s synchronicity, AI art as dreaming, discernment & consecration, the modern vs the algorithmic self, the CIA’s role in funding abstract expressionism, the imaginal aspect … Continue reading Currents 064: …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Jun 22

   Jim talks to Remzi Bajrami about the ideas in his book Common Planet: A New Game of Life. They discuss what GameB means to him, three classes of players, whether property or profit is the engine of GameA, the source of value, the value of careful labor, the generator function of money-on-money return, historical origins … Continue reading EP 158 Remzi Bajrami on Flow Currency → The post EP 158 Remzi Bajrami on Flow Currency appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

   Jim talks to Remzi Bajrami about the ideas in his book Common Planet: A New Game of Life. They discuss what GameB means to him, three classes of players, whether property or profit is the engine of GameA, the source of value, the value of careful labor, the generator function of money-on-money return, historical origins … Continue reading EP 158 …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Jun 22

Jim talks with Jessica Flack about nth-order effects of the war in Ukraine. They discuss the meaning of second- and nth-order effects, black swans, Gaussian vs fat-tailed distribution models of extreme social events, factoring in Ukraine’s wheat & Russia’s fertilizer production, agency & reflexivity, how perceptions of events as extreme can amplify second-order effects, the … Continue reading Currents 063: Jessica Flack on nth-Order Effects of the Russia-Ukraine War → The post Currents 063: Jessica Flack on nth-Order Effects of the Russia-Ukraine War appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim talks with Jessica Flack about nth-order effects of the war in Ukraine. They discuss the meaning of second- and nth-order effects, black swans, Gaussian vs fat-tailed distribution models of extreme social events, factoring in Ukraine’s wheat & Russia’s fertilizer production, agency & reflexivity, how perceptions of events as extreme can amplify second-order effects, the … Continue reading Currents 063: …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 May 22

Jim talks to Terrence Deacon about the ideas in his new book, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged From Matter. They discuss the story of zero, integrating absence into physical theories, systems that generate entropy to stave off entropy, the history of emergence & the risk of mysterianism, reframing emergence as removal & constraint, orthograde vs contragrade … Continue reading EP 157 Terrence Deacon on Mind’s Emergence From Matter → The post EP 157 Terrence Deacon on Mind’s Emergence From Matter appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim talks to Terrence Deacon about the ideas in his new book, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged From Matter. They discuss the story of zero, integrating absence into physical theories, systems that generate entropy to stave off entropy, the history of emergence & the risk of mysterianism, reframing emergence as removal & constraint, orthograde vs contragrade … Continue reading EP 157 …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 May 22

Jim talks with James Poulos about the ideas in his new book Human Forever: The Spiritual Politics of Digital War. They discuss his decision to publish the book on the blockchain, going beginner’s-mind on media & communications theory, the meaning of Gnosticism, responsibility as worship & its transfer to machines, returning worth to the human, a … Continue reading EP 156 James Poulos on Remaining Human → The post EP 156 James Poulos on Remaining Human appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim talks with James Poulos about the ideas in his new book Human Forever: The Spiritual Politics of Digital War. They discuss his decision to publish the book on the blockchain, going beginner’s-mind on media & communications theory, the meaning of Gnosticism, responsibility as worship & its transfer to machines, returning worth to the human, a … Continue reading EP 156 …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 May 22

In this episode, Jim Rutt is a guest on his own show! He’s interviewed by Stephanie Lepp about the ideas in his Quillette essay “Musk and Moderation.” They discuss where things stand with Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter, Jim’s 41-year background in online community moderation, strengthening & clarifying Twitter’s decorum moderation, loosening point-of-view moderation, the “green sprouts” issue … Continue reading Currents 062: Stephanie Lepp Interviews Jim Rutt on Musk and Moderation → The post Currents 062: Stephanie Lepp Interviews Jim Rutt on Musk and Moderation appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

In this episode, Jim Rutt is a guest on his own show! He’s interviewed by Stephanie Lepp about the ideas in his Quillette essay “Musk and Moderation.” They discuss where things stand with Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter, Jim’s 41-year background in online community moderation, strengthening & clarifying Twitter’s decorum moderation, loosening point-of-view moderation, the “green sprouts” issue … Continue reading Currents 062: …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Apr 22

Jim has a second talk with Iain McGilchrist about the ideas in his book The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World. They discuss whether the continuity of time matters on the human scale, randomness as a real attribute of the universe, differentiating between unpredictability & randomness, deterministic chaos, the … Continue reading EP 155 Iain McGilchrist Part 2: The Matter With Things → The post EP 155 Iain McGilchrist Part 2: The Matter With Things appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim has a second talk with Iain McGilchrist about the ideas in his book The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World. They discuss whether the continuity of time matters on the human scale, randomness as a real attribute of the universe, differentiating between unpredictability & randomness, deterministic chaos, the … Continue reading EP 155 …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Apr 22

Jim talks with Nora Bateson about ecologies of communication and the value of earnestness. They discuss simple irony, dramatic irony, post-irony, & meta-irony; irony & the ecology of communication, the mistake of pitting earnestness directly against irony, questioning forms of cynicism vs despairing cynicism, the conditions for morale, full honesty as a starting point, rebuilding … Continue reading Currents 061: Nora Bateson on a Return to Earnestness → The post Currents 061: Nora Bateson on a Return to Earnestness appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim talks with Nora Bateson about ecologies of communication and the value of earnestness. They discuss simple irony, dramatic irony, post-irony, & meta-irony; irony & the ecology of communication, the mistake of pitting earnestness directly against irony, questioning forms of cynicism vs despairing cynicism, the conditions for morale, full honesty as a starting point, rebuilding … Continue reading Currents 061: …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Apr 22

Jim talks with Iain McGilchrist about his new book, The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World. They discuss issues created by having one word for “know,” the separation, asymmetry, & function of brain hemispheres, deprogramming pop-cultural right-brain/left-brain caricatures, the need for two kinds of attention, vigilance vs focus, ambiguity … Continue reading EP 154 Iain McGilchrist on The Matter With Things → The post EP 154 Iain McGilchrist on The Matter With Things appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Jim talks with Iain McGilchrist about his new book, The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World. They discuss issues created by having one word for “know,” the separation, asymmetry, & function of brain hemispheres, deprogramming pop-cultural right-brain/left-brain caricatures, the need for two kinds of attention, vigilance vs focus, ambiguity … Continue reading EP 154 …

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