Shots of Awe

Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? In Shots of Awe, "Performance Philosopher" Jason Silva chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more. Every week Jason freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.

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  • "This attractive alienation resembles the necessary strangeness of objects of beauty. It is kind of estrangement that...

    Happiness Lives In The New

    "This attractive alienation resembles the necessary strangeness of objects of beauty. It is kind of estrangement that idealizes the object, or archetypalizes it." - David Lenson

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  • "I used to think of myself as simply a cunning linguist, but now I realize that I am actually a meme replicator. A meme, as...

    Paying It Forward

    "I used to think of myself as simply a cunning linguist, but now I realize that I am actually a meme replicator. A meme, as I'm sure you all have been told many times, is the smallest unit of an idea...

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  • "Just as you grow into the world, the world grows into you. Not only do you occupy a certain place, but that place in turn...

    What is Ontological Design?

    "Just as you grow into the world, the world grows into you. Not only do you occupy a certain place, but that place in turn occupies you. It's culture shapes the way you see the world, its language...

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  • "Gothic cathedrals (and IMAX theaters) provide instructive examples of the conscious use of artistic media - space, form...

    The Revered Gaze

    "Gothic cathedrals (and IMAX theaters) provide instructive examples of the conscious use of artistic media - space, form, light, sounds - to produce religious-mystical, i.e. psychedelic...

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  • "Your trivial-seeming self tracking app is part of something much bigger. It's part of a new stage in the scientific method...

    HUMANS 2.0

    "Your trivial-seeming self tracking app is part of something much bigger. It's part of a new stage in the scientific method, another tool in the kit. It's not the only thing going on, but it's part...

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  • "We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us." -  Anne-Marie Willis

    How Our Creations Change Us

    "We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us." - Anne-Marie Willis

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  • "Life is purposeful, death is optional, God is technological and love is essential" - Terasem philosophy

    Actualizing The Human Imagination

    "Life is purposeful, death is optional, God is technological and love is essential" - Terasem philosophy

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  • "Here juxtaposition is revealed as the basic formal operation of synchronicity, as two apparently unrelated events or...

    How We Create Serendipity 

    "Here juxtaposition is revealed as the basic formal operation of synchronicity, as two apparently unrelated events or elements suddenly form a secret link that strikes, in the mind of the perceiver...

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  • "We humans have indeed always been adept at dovetailing our minds and skills to the shape of our current tools and aids. But...

    What Is The Internet Of Things?

    "We humans have indeed always been adept at dovetailing our minds and skills to the shape of our current tools and aids. But when those tools and aids start dovetailing back - when our technologies...

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