I’m talking with Matt Sheean, about his and Simon Roy‘s Utopia Plantitia. Also, colonialism, technology, the noble savage, transhumanism, zombies, and Cartesian Dualism.
Simon Roy is a sweet, patient man with a knife
Drawing Simon’s stuff (“Royification“)
Malachi Ward and the Singularity
The Borg are great!
We’re doing you a favor by conquering you
Davi Kopenawa’s The Falling Sky
Carl Hoffman’s Savage Harvest
Everything you guys do is stupid
Octavia Butler’s Lilith’s Brood and tentacles
There’s no such thing as traditional surgery, and I’m glad about that
Traditional Californian Botox medicine
Assuming it’s smart, my computer double won’t pretend to be me
Ray Kurzweil (kurz-wile?)
The Ship of So-and-so (Theseus, it’s the Ship of Theseus)
Don’t worry, there are no people anyway
(aside from World War Z) The best damn zombie book: Raising Stoney Mayhall
What is it like to be a zombie
Daniel Dennett…possibly getting off the Cartesian merry-go-round?
Heidegger says “that’s just the wrong way to look at the world”
I choose my philosophers based on how funny they are
The feisty John Searle
It’s just stuff, man
Aristotellanism isn’t the same as vitalism, you dummy
John Haldane, who is nice and articulate
Maximo Pigliucci (also here)
And Matt illuminates the true nature of reality! Listen carefully.
~~Update: Ancestor, Matt’s Singularity project with Malachi Ward comes out in issue three of Island Magazine. Utopia Plantitia comes out next year, publisher TBA.
Special bonus! Here’s a fun video where he and Lawrence Krauss and Dan Dennett are all drunk together!