No Country
31 - The Continuum of Progress (Part 2)

31 - The Continuum of Progress (Part 2)

April 7, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of technological and cultural progress, touching on the agency of the homeless, the violence of revolution, and how the powers that be utilize technology to respond to social change.

Show Notes:

Bayo Akomolafe

The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Dante’s Inferno

Milton’s Paradise Lost

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Seattle Space Needle

Century 21 Exposition

“The Gernsback Continuum” by William Gibson

Leave No Trace

Hobo Sigils

Adam Curtis’s Can’t Get You Out of My Head

 

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30 - The Continuum of Progress? (Part 1)

30 - The Continuum of Progress? (Part 1)

March 31, 2021

Kris and David begin their discussion on the five aspects of progress: religious, biological, technological, social, and cultural. We start with the first three, talking about reincarnation stories, the Red Queen Hypothesis, and hyperstitional beings along the way.

Show Notes:

The Myth of the Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade

“211th Chorus” by Jack Kerouac

CERN

Meister Eckhart

The Great Chain of Being by Arthur O. Lovejoy

“Man Gave Names to All the Animals” by Bob Dylan

Quokkas

Leigh Van Valen’s “Red Queen Hypothesis”

Edward T. Hall

Accelerationism

Fanged Noumena by Nick Land

The Cybernetic Culture Research Unit

Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani

“Notes on Hyperstition” by J.F. Martel

 

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29 - Sacred Mechanics

29 - Sacred Mechanics

March 24, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of initiation and headlessness, riffing on ideas of cave dwellers, headless saints, and people who think they invented Gatorade.

 

Basque cooking

Christina Dodwell

Sepik River Crocodile Scarification

Vanuatu Kava

Cephalophores

Epistemology vs. Ontology

Desert Fathers

The Doors - “Black Polished Chrome”

Sulawesi Cave Paintings

 

 

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28 - How to Become Headless
27 - World Belong Cargo (Part 3)

27 - World Belong Cargo (Part 3)

March 10, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I discuss how to listen to the world, making out with jaguars, and how to separate chaos from complexity. 

Chimbu Provence

Bronisław Malinowski

Margaret Mead

Cannibal Metaphysics by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

Perspectivism

Charles Sanders Peirce

Ian T. Baldwin

José Ortega y Gasset

Tristes Tropique by Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Discovery of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh

Earth Beings by Marisol de la Cadena

 

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26 - World Belong Cargo (Part 2)

26 - World Belong Cargo (Part 2)

March 3, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of the Solomon Islands, including cargo as a verb, the meaning of cults, and the ongoing destruction of the Melanesian ecosystem.

Abandoned Malls

The Strait of Malacca

The Pirates of Southeast Asia

The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Tsing

Staying with the Trouble by Donna Harawy

Dakkar

Nightlife in Lagos

The Wantok System

The Moonies

Proboscis Monkeys

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25 - World Belong Cargo (Part 1)

25 - World Belong Cargo (Part 1)

February 24, 2021

John Frum cults, cargo prophets, and the Yupno construction of time. On this episode, Kris and I begin our discussion of alternative ways of thought by taking a close look at the diverse and complex cultures of Melanesia.

 

Show Notes:

 

Turtle Island

The Three Sisters

Map of Melanesia

The Independence of Papua New Guinea

Huli Wigmen

Asaro Mudmen

Cargo Cults

The Trumpet Shall Sound by Peter Worsley

Road Belong Cargo by Peter Lawrence

The Lyndon Johnson Cult

Yasur Volcano

John Frum

Visitants by Randolph Stow

Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

Sepik River

Slit Drum Performance

The Yupno Perception of Time

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24 - The Outside Passenger

24 - The Outside Passenger

February 17, 2021

Sigil magic, cigarette ad campaigns, and ontological wonder sickness. In this episode, Kris and I discuss the dangerous trap of individualism, and the hole it has left in the heart of the world.

Long Pig

Nostradamus

Emanuel Swedenborg

Clarke’s Three Laws

Sigil magic

Werner Heisenberg

Heinz Pagels

The Neptune Society

A Pluralistic Universe by William James

The Lucky Strike Campaign

Edward Bernays

Sinclair Lewis

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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23 - The Haunted Mirror (Part 3)

23 - The Haunted Mirror (Part 3)

February 10, 2021

Pre-linguistic dream states, self-induced schizophrenia, and the spirit world. On this episode, Kris and I wrap up our preliminary discussion on mysterious doubles by investigating the voices in our heads.

 

How Forests Think by Eduardo Kohn

Runa Puma

“The people who do not hear voices in their head”

Headspace

Jungian Depth Psychology

“Shooting the terrible master”

Joshua Slocum

Orland Bishop

Roman baths

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Siberian Mammoth Pirates

Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione

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22 - The Haunted Mirror (Part 2)
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