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Jim talks to Terrence Deacon about the ideas in his 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 processes, … 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 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.
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.
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 talks with Nora Bateson about ecologies of communication and the value of earnestness… 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 … 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 Iain McGilchrist about his new book, The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World… 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 … 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 Panos Siozos, CEO and co-founder of LearnWorlds, a platform for online education, about alternative routes in education delivery… Jim talks with Panos Siozos, CEO and co-founder of LearnWorlds, a platform for online education, about alternative routes in education delivery. They discuss how Panos transitioned from science to entrepreneurship, why adult lifetime learning … Continue reading Currents 060: Panos Siozos on Online Education → The post Currents 060: Panos Siozos on Online Education appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with Samo Burja about the state of the Russian advance one month in… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with Samo Burja about the state of the Russian advance one month in. They discuss Putin’s … Continue reading Currents 059: Samo Burja on RU->UKR 23-MAR-2022 → The post Currents 059: Samo Burja on RU->UKR 23-MAR-2022 appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks with Forrest Landry about his Small Group Method and the obstacles to scaling it up. They discuss why studying group processes is important, the difficulty of doing new things with old structures, 3 classes of decision-making structures (consensus, meritocracy, & democracy), advantages & disadvantages of each, how to use each model as a … Continue reading EP 153 Forrest Landry on Small Group Method → The post EP 153 Forrest Landry on Small Group Method appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with John Robb, this time about the likelihood of a settlement… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with John Robb, this time about the likelihood of a settlement. They discuss the pressures currently pushing both … Continue reading Currents 058: John Robb on Russia-Ukraine Outcomes → The post Currents 058: John Robb on Russia-Ukraine Outcomes appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks with Timothy Clancy about forecasting the conflict through mid-May… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks with Timothy Clancy about forecasting the conflict through mid-May. They discuss five likely mid-game scenarios, Ukraine as a Go board, how urban … Continue reading Currents 057: Timothy Clancy on Russia’s Mid-Game → The post Currents 057: Timothy Clancy on Russia’s Mid-Game appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim has a talk with Julyan Davey inspired by Julyan’s essay series “Weaving a Non-Dual Civilisation“… Jim has a talk with Julyan Davey inspired by Julyan’s essay series “Weaving a Non-Dual Civilisation.” They discuss the “sublimewe” modality as a means of shifting into a GameB mindset, incorporating the intersubjective world into our models, interweaving inner … Continue reading Currents 056: Julyan Davey on Weaving a Non-Dual Civilization → The post Currents 056: Julyan Davey on Weaving a Non-Dual Civilization appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the unfolding situation in Ukraine, Jim talks with Paul Goble, a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious issues in Eurasia… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the unfolding situation in Ukraine, Jim talks with Paul Goble, a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious issues in Eurasia. They … Continue reading Currents 055: Paul Goble on Putin’s Strategic Mistakes → The post Currents 055: Paul Goble on Putin’s Strategic Mistakes appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim has a timely talk with Samo Burja about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what it might mean moving forward… Jim has a timely talk with Samo Burja about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what it might mean moving forward. They discuss the consequences of a (likely) Russian victory, Russia’s bet on new … Continue reading Currents 054: Samo Burja on the Russia-Ukraine War → The post Currents 054: Samo Burja on the Russia-Ukraine War appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks with Matthew Pirkowski about new frameworks in the study of emergence… Jim talks with Matthew Pirkowski about new frameworks in the study of emergence. They discuss the concept’s roots in the work of J.S. Mill, 19th-century tensions between reductionism & vitalism, Terrence Deacon’s ententional properties, ententionality as a result of constraints, giving reality … Continue reading Currents 053: Matthew Pirkowski on Grammars of Emergence → The post Currents 053: Matthew Pirkowski on Grammars of Emergence appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim has a forward-looking talk with recurring guest John Robb about the meaning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… Jim has a forward-looking talk with recurring guest John Robb about the meaning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They discuss the likelihood that the event is a major historical hinge, Russia & China’s different rule set, costs … Continue reading Currents 052: John Robb on War in Ukraine → The post Currents 052: John Robb on War in Ukraine appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about where the internet came from, where it might go, & how to move from dystopian despair to productive engagement… Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about where the internet came from, where it might go, & how to move from dystopian despair to productive engagement. Loosely following the syllabus for (Re-)Designing … Continue reading Currents 051: Douglas Rushkoff on the Once and Future Internet → The post Currents 051: Douglas Rushkoff on the Once and Future Internet appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks with Greg Lukianoff, president & CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author, with Jonathan Haidt, of The Coddling of the American Mind… Jim talks with Greg Lukianoff, president & CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author, with Jonathan Haidt, of The Coddling of the American … Continue reading Currents 050: Greg Lukianoff on Free Speech → The post Currents 050: Greg Lukianoff on Free Speech appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks with Gary Bengier about his science fiction novel Unfettered Journey, depicting a hard-science view of a possible world 140 or so years in the future… Jim talks with Gary Bengier about his science fiction novel Unfettered Journey, depicting a hard-science view of a possible world 140 or so years in the future. They … Continue reading EP 152 Gary Bengier on Hard-Science Futures → The post EP 152 Gary Bengier on Hard-Science Futures appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
Jim talks with Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder about the growing movement of Doomer Optimism… Jim talks with Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder about the growing movement of Doomer Optimism. They discuss Ashley’s coinage of the term, doomer optimism as an open-source structure of feeling, avoiding pathologies of despair & naive optimism, balancing philosophy with … Continue reading Currents 049: Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder on Doomer Optimism → The post Currents 049: Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder on Doomer Optimism appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.
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Dan Funk

excellent.

Dec 6th
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Peter Monien

very interesting, but I stopped to listen, as the audio quality was so bad :-(

Sep 14th
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