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The first of four explorations into the philosophy of lack w/ philosophers Cadell Last, Alex Ebert, O.G. Rose & Tim Adalin.As introduced by Cadell: "Philosophy is a discipline classically concerned with "Being", or the presence of Something. Why is there Something rather than Nothing? However, after more than a century of psychoanalysis, we may say…
 
A dialogue exploring and responding to themes and questions relating to collective intelligence, distributed wisdom, and dynamics of group formation.This conversation features the eminent philosophers Forrest Landry and John Vervaeke, along with the independent thinker Tyler Hollett joining Tim in a facilitation capacity.Support the project on Patr…
 
After listening to Alex Ebert’s fantastic presentation ‘Dead Cool’ at the Stoa we thought we would invite Alex, who like Alexander Bard, is a pop star turned philosopher for a discussion on ‘The Philosophy of Cool’. What is cool in the age of attentionalism? What is fake cool and what is real cool? How is cool related to Réne Girard’s theories of m…
 
Joining Tim for this episode is the outstanding philosopher Christopher Mastropietro. This is a dialogue about what philosophy means to a couple of guys who care a lot about that stuff. Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/voicecraft Find the show notes and links to the Voicecraft network, as well as more about Chris and his work with Joh…
 
A conversation where media artist and scholar Orsolya Bajusz tells her story about how as an activist she was attacked and scapegoated by a social justice lynch mob and how she won the war against mass psychosis and authoritarianism. A critique of woke culture and political correctness and how to live in a post woke future. Orsolya Bajusz concludes…
 
Our third discussion of various Tantric traditions and Tantra’s place in the west. What are the causes and conditions necessary for Tantra to flourish? What is the value of Neo Tantra? How to preserve ‘The barred absolute’, or the secrecy necessary for genuine tantric practice? Links: Parallax Magazine Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (…
 
The Tantric path gives us a Parallax or another view of reality. A description of the 9 vehicles of Buddhism including Tantra, comparing the Tantric approach with Western ‘eventological’ religion and Zoroastrianism. Note: This talk is shorter than usual because the depth of this topic requires at least 3 more talks, and this might be easier to dige…
 
Sweeny vs Bard S03E10: Western Tantra? - with Thomas Hamelryck Can Tantra flourish in western society that is predominantly Christian and Moslem? What are the historical roots of Tantra? Is Tantra a religion? Is Tantra sexual technique or a spiritual practice? A wide ranging discussion on all things Tantra, from Vajrayana Buddhist tantra to neo Tan…
 
Links: Parallax Magazine Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrew-sweeny/message…
 
The scapegoat mob and the Exodus, Tantra and Zoroastrianism, Axial Age vs Bronze age, Egyptian vs Persian culture, The two river systems, Hegel, Nietzsche, and so much more. Two hours of dynamite. Links/donations: Parallax Magazine Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido…
 
Clinton Ignatov is a Mcluhan scholar and has a labyrinthine mind like an eccentric Renaissance alchemist. He has a great YouTube channel called ‘Concerned Netizen’ where he goes into the weeds of this great Canadian scholar who discovered ‘The global village’ and then later renamed it ‘The global theater’. Alexander Bard’s philosophy is also aimed …
 
Links: Parallax Youtube Newsletter Links to books by Alexander Bard with Jan Söderqvist: Cadell Last’s books Sex, God, and Masculinity: Global Brain Singularity Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautifu…
 
We've got a fantastic guest on the latest episode - Shyamala Prayaga, product owner for Conversational AI and digital assistant at Ford Motor Co. Shyamala has a ton of voice experience to share - from her early award winning days on Amazon Alexa to her current role heading up the voice product team at Ford. Find out about The challenges of a more l…
 
A heated and passionate discussion about our usual topics: Process and Event in relation to sex and religion. Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism and Zoroastrianism - popular sutric religion and behind the ‘barred absolute’. The place of sex and violence in ritual. And so much more. Links: Parallax Youtube Newsletter Links to books by Alexander Bard wi…
 
Alexander Bard is a philosopher and founder of the Syntheist religious movement. Andrew Sweeny is a writer and musician with interests in mysticism and inner transformation. We explore the dynamics of membranes in relation to tribes, cults, and religions.To find out more about Alexander Bard and Andrew Sweeny, access the conversation waypoints, thi…
 
Are Google and Amazon voice assistants fit for purpose? How do you test a voice experience? what makes truly great voice interaction? Which sectors are innovating with voice? Find out these and get loads more insights on topics like trust, conversation design and discoverability. I chat to Rich Merrett founder voice consultancy Veni Loqui, and crea…
 
Never heard of RCS? (Rich Communication Services) If you connect with your customers on mobile, you need to. Google thinks you should. Find out what it's all about with Dave Clark, business messaging lead at BT. In our chat we upack the messaging landscape, how to get inolved and where the opportunities lie. Dave is an expert in all things innovati…
 
Paul LLoyd Robson is the initiator of the European Men’s movement and head of Maniphesto. He’s also an Orthodox Christian, and here he sits down with a Vajrayana Buddhist and a Zoroastrian. Besides an interest in Men’s group, one thing that the three of us have in common is that we have all converted to a religion. This is a discussion of the men’s…
 
Our first live Sweeny vs Bard on Parallax and the most fun we have had yet! Links: Parallax Magazine Support Parallax on Patreon Cadell Last’s YouTube Channel: Cadell Last’s books Sex, God, and Masculinity: Global Brain Singularity: Books by Alexander Bard The Futurica Trilogy, with Jan Söderqvist (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age…
 
Zak Stein is a writer, futurist, and eminent philosopher of education. Gregg Henriques is Professor of Graduate Psychology at JMU and author of 'A New Unified Theory of Psychology'.They join Tim for a philosophical dialogue that reckons with doubt, false prophets, and the ethics of navigating our time between worlds.Support this project at https://…
 
Our first conversation with Cadell Last, an extraordinary new voice on the scene whose beard at least competes with Alexander’s, and who has written a great new book called Sex, God and Masculinity. We talked about a lot of things including Freudian psychoanalysis and socio-analysis, a defense of Freud and Hegel, the phallus and the fake phallus, e…
 
The brilliant Anderson Todd & Erick Godsey return to the podcast for a journey into the depths of psyche.This is the full conversation released in the two part Magic Portal release on YouTube.Support the podcast and watch the extended edition by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/voicecraft Find the conversation waypoints and links to And…
 
A fascinating chat with Ivana Bartoletti, author of An Artificial Revolution. We cover AI and ethics, digital servitude, bias, good and bad algorithms - and why data is more like capital than oil. Ivana is an expert in all things privacy, policy and technoloy when it comes to AI. We go into a range of important topics on gender and bias, digital so…
 
Find out why the Wizard of Oz is your best customer, how Neurodiversity can help drive user experience and whether robots really have it in for us. This is a wide ranging chat with product whisperer, Martin Gaspar - an expert in conversational AI.By Roy Murphy - Synthetic
 
Alexander Bard is a philosopher and founder of the Syntheist religious movement. Andrew Sweeny is a writer and musician with interests in mysticism and inner transformation. We explore the paradigmatics of our time, in relation to what Alexander and co-author Jan Söderqvist refer to as exodology, the dynamics of exodus.To find out more about Alexan…
 
Tomas Björkman is a philanthropist, former investment banker, philosopher, author of 'The Market Myth', 'The World We Create' and co-author with Lene Rachel Andersen of 'The Nordic Secret.'He joins Tim for a dialogue about the magnitude of the societal shift we're facing: tools to understand it, and the agency we can realise in it.Learn more about …
 
A new season of Sweeny vs Bard with our now regular guest Thomas Hamelryck. In this discussion Alexander brings up the subject of forgiveness and ties this to the heroic principle and capitalist innovation with its ‘fail harder and try again’. We look at vulgar notions of karma within pagan cultures and more sophisticated notions in Buddhism and ho…
 
Jordan Hall is known to some as a rare sort of visionary, philosopher, and cultural change agent. He joins Tim for a hopeful dialogue about the problem of civilization and what might be done about it. The first part is an introduction to the notion of Civium. The second part adds some paint to the canvas.Learn more about Voicecraft and sign up to t…
 
The final episode in Season 2 of Sweeny vs Bard with our now regular guest Thomas Hamelryck. We go further in the discussion of the anoject, the scapegoat, and the martyr with reference to our usual suspects: Girard, Nietzsche, Whitehead, Hegel, Spinoza, Kant, Longchenpa and others. Alexander introduces more concepts from his forthcoming book ‘Proc…
 
Our latest discussion with Thomas Hamelryck, in which Alexander introduces his concept: The Anoject - a neologism he invented which means, roughly speaking, the anonymous accuser. We expand on this subject but also speak about the messiah, the martyr and the saint,, fields of potential beyond spacetime, quantum organics, the 3 kayas of buddhism, th…
 
Our latest discussion with Thomas Hamelryck, in which Alexander introduces his concept: The Anoject - a neologism he invented which means, roughly speaking, the anonymous accuser. More discussion on the nature of tyranny and scapegoats, with reference to favorite philosophers Girard, Heidegger, Nietzsche and others. Thomas Hamelryck is a scientist …
 
A fascinating chat with Mukuk Devichand, Executive Edtor of Voice and AI at the BBC. This is a must listen episode, where Mukul gives us the lowdown on creating the worlds firsts public service broadcast AI assistant. We cover trust, big tech, partnerships, digital publishing and discoverability - and how he BBC created a persona that was fit for t…
 
Continuing a philosophical dialogue that seeks to break new ground on questions of collective emergence, via the portal of depth psychology, cognitive science, distributed cognition, and alchemy.Conversation waypoints:- Criticising and appreciating Carl Jung's letters on mescaline and psychedelics- The wild west of integration settings- Considering…
 
A long awaited conversation between my favorite interlocutors, and two philosophical and visionary geniuses of our time—who, as I mention in the beginning—are opposite character types. Nevertheless, both men converge on certain views. Alexander is an aggressive provocateur with an amazing palate of ideas (the Camille Paglia of Sweden), and John is …
 
A philosophical dialogue that seeks to break new ground on questions of collective emergence, via the portals of depth psychology, cognitive science, distributed cognition, and alchemy.Support this project and get access to the full dialogue @ https://www.patreon.com/voicecraftConversation waypoints- The clearing we stand in, and a gesture towards …
 
How did an obscure esoteric school begun by the French writer and sufi René Guénon and his fascist disciple Julius Evola at the beginning of the 20th begin to influence geopolitics, and especially the works of Steve Bannon, Alexander Dugin, and Olavo de Carvalho? We discuss this with Benjamin R Teitelbaum, author of a great new page turner called “…
 
A fascinating chat with linguist, product owner and conversational AI expert Brielle Nickoloff from Botmock. This is a must listen for anyone with even a remote interest in how to create emotive and successful voice and chat experiences. Brielle's background as a linguist (and in medicine) gives her a unique viewpoint on what makes an effective con…
 
A conversation with Andrew Lawrence, Co-founder of the Voiceflow platform. We touch on invisibible interfaces, how to get skills discovered as well as some of the best use cases. We also cover where the money is being made on voice and Andrew answers the big question - How do you create a conversation worth millions. If you have even a remote inter…
 
Here we include Thomas Hamelryck, scientist and machine learning expert, and a practitioner of Buddhist Tantra. Thomas is part of a discussion group called the Intellectual deep web. How do we understand Tantra in a western context and how does tantra differ from Sutra. Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation: Monism The etern…
 
Dr. Gregg Henriques is a resonant soul and game-changing professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University in the Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology.Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/voicecraftRead the conversation waypoints @ https://wp.me/p2UC3z-zCDr. Henriques received his Ph.D. in Clin…
 
Here we include Thomas Hamelryck, scientist and machine learning expert, and a practitioner of Buddhist Tantra. Thomas is part of a discussion group called the Intellectual deep web. How do we understand Tantra in a western context and how does tantra differ from Sutra. NEW PODCAST VERSION: https://anchor.fm/andrew-sweeny Support this channel and m…
 
A fascinating chat with Paul and Mark from Webio. Their Conversational AI middleware platform powers some big hitters in enterprise. The show covers automation post covid, conversational return on investment and their tips on getting the best out of chat and messaging. Mark and Paul also run the ConverCon conversational conference, so have really b…
 
A wide ranging chat with expert conversational AI leader Grant Ronald - Director of product management digital assistants & Conversational AI at tech giant Oracle. The chat covers top conversation design tips, automation and Coronavirus and the direction of trave for Oracle with Voice and Chat.By Roy
 
A personal, raw, and flowing conversation with a master of dialogue, Guy Sengstock. This has also been recorded and released on Guy's YouTube channel.This conversation touches the nature of creativity, philosophy, and art, through the lens of personal struggle in the twilight zone of this meta-crisis.---It has never been more important to be part o…
 
Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation: Alexander's experience with Covid 19, Pathos and Mythos, The Symbolic and the imaginary, Jaques Lacan and Rene Girard, Moses and monotheism The split phallus, When men fuck up: Peter Pan and Caligula, Dialectics of the axial age, Monism and Emergence Vectors, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism…
 
What does it mean to be authentic? How can we awaken into deeper understanding, together? Join John Vervaeke and Nora Bateson as they exchange ideas for the first time, in dialogue with Tim Adalin.The time to remember, create, and realise profound ways to learn together.. is now.Read the conversation waypoints, participate, watch the video recordin…
 
How can we make relationships that build life? This conversation is a journey toward asking that question."The compost knows more about how to be in a world of vitalising relationships than I do. Because I have been encultured into a lot of processes that have blinded me. And that have been served by exploitation that was beyond where I could see c…
 
Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation: Jordan Peterson; A plural sensocracy; Process and Event; Phallus and Matrix; Men and Purpose; Dictatorship; Tonality and etiquette; Cancel culture Heretics; Sex, Art, and Violence; The need of the trickster; Passive agressive lynch mob—and so much more … And so much more DONATE ON PAYPA…
 
Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation: HIV vs Coronavirus, The eternal recurrence, Nietzsche and Deleuze, Nomadology vs Eventology, Circular vs Linear Time, Greek and Roman Nomadology vs Persian and Jewish Eventology, Mythos and Logos (science and story), Men and women vulnerability to C-19, Eventology vs Exedology, The exod…
 
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