Category: Science

E X P L O R E

The elastic, shared, contemplative bodies of Malin Bülow. Oslo-based artist Malin Bülow creates performative installations in which humans resist and submit to tension created by stretchy lycra suits. The monotone pieces have small openings at the stomach that allow participants to crawl in and easily…

The Spirit World

Illuminating the history of the invisible, this podcast interrogates the technologies that allowed Spiritualism to thrive. Beginning at the College for Psychic Studies this particular segment quickly moves into the concrete science of radiowaves, radioactivity, and radio—and their interplay with the imagination. Listen on the…

Liminal Practices

‘Are we culturally dream deprived?’ asks Mark Pesce in The Next Billion Seconds podcast, which explores liminal dreaming with researcher and author Jennifer Dumpert, cogently sharing the science of dreaming and consciousness—the edges between sleep and wakefulness—and offering an excellent guided practice (at 17:55) into…

Vanity Fair

For those of you in the SF Bay Area, Erica’s brother is receiving high praise for his role in Vanity Fair, playing through May 12 at ACT. Here Adam talks about his path from autistic kid to thriving actor: “I don’t know how many people…

B R E A T H T A K I N G

Strange that breathing can be at once so everyday, so forgettable – yet at the same time, the material plane on which all of life and death manifests. Read this worthwhile article, which surveys a good slice of the latest science on “conscious breathing” on Aeon… (And yes,…

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