1. JASON SILVA - A conversation of Art


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    Filmmaker Jason Silva offers an explanation of the role of Art in humankind and sends out an invitation to spread positive messages

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    • Jason Silva on Nat Geo's BRAIN GAMES


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      Published on Mar 28, 2013 Series Premieres Monday, April 22 at 9P natgeotv.com/braingames Brain Games explores the inner workings of your brain with interactive games you can play at home, as well as experiments on the streets of a city as complex as your brain -- New York. Guiding you through the twists and turns of your gray matter is Jason Silva who will be joined by top experts in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology that will give you the "why" behind the "wow." Get in touch with your inner super-computer and let Brain Games blow your mind! Follow Jason on Twitter @JasonSilva

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      • THE MIRRORING MIND - by @JasonSilva


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        Created by Jason Silva in collaboration with CITIZEN. Follow Jason on twitter @JASONSILVA - https://twitter.com/JasonSilva This video is a non-commercial work created to inspire, made for educational purposes, inspired by the ideas of Douglas Hofstadter explored in the magnificent book GODEL, ESCHER, BACH: An Eternal Golden Braid. Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gödel,_Escher,_Bach It offers my interpretation of Strange Loops of Self Reference, recursion, and the emergence of consciousness and self-awareness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_loops "To Hofstadter, the human mind is a bright, shimmering, self-sustaining miracle of philosophical bootstrappery" - Lev Grossman, Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599720,00.html#ixzz2MyMGywag "You know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your whole life" - The Matrix It is also inspired by some of the writing of Erik Davis in Techgnosis.com about the hero's journey taken by NEO in the Matrix in order to understand who he is: "Neo must then face his own Cartesian "passage through madness," melting into a mirror that alludes not only to Lewis Carroll but to the mystic-psychotic collapse and disappearance of the externalized ego that stabilizes our inner void. As Neo phases out of the Matrix, he opens up, however briefly, the fractured bardo that is the secret thrill of every fan of the "false reality" genre: the moment when baseline reality dissolves but no new world has yet emerged in its pixelating wake. This is the most radical moment of the cogito, but it's tough to sustain." More: http://www.techgnosis.com/chunkshow-single.php?chunk=chunkfrom-2006-04-16-0544-0.txt It features the track "The Awakening" by Andy Quinn Support REMIX CULTURE! Select stock footage courtesy of Shutterstock Edited by Citizen Select Motion graphics by Alberto Reyes Camera by: +Aziz Featuring archival footage by: Eraserhead David Lynch Narcissism https://vimeo.com/28582756 Black Mirror Trailer - Somewhere II - https://vimeo.com/31825770 Adobe: Eternal Return - https://vimeo.com/51407191 Way II War - https://vimeo.com/35113379 Helvetia's Dream - https://vimeo.com/52123602 le Miroir - https://vimeo.com/45135870 The Ape that got Lucky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZE2NGvJ0I Amazing Apes: Self-awareness - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-pc_M2qI74 Hundred Waters "Boreal" - https://vimeo.com/59079498 Kenzo 'Electric Jungle' - https://vimeo.com/59653641 Bat For Lashes "Lilies" - https://vimeo.com/60037201 pariah - signal loss - https://vimeo.com/58729480 Interlace - https://vimeo.com/9687881 Outside of God - https://vimeo.com/36913149

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        • CNN "Ideas" interviews Jason Silva


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          I was featured on a segment for CNN Ideas discussing my TEDGlobal presentation and discussing the "currency of inspiration" Follow me on twitter @JasonSilva

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          • CBS This Morning - Jason Silva Interview


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            This was an interview on CBS This Morning discussing "RADICAL OPENNESS" and my TEDGlobal presentation. Follow me on Twitter: @JasonSilva

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            • BRAIN GAMES


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              All new series coming soon to National Geographic Channel http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/brain-games/ Interactive experiments, illusions and mind tricks reveal the inner workings of the ultimate supercomputer—the human brain. Hosted by Jason Silva.

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              • who are we humans


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                :) All animations and designs are made by me tools used: After effects Cinema 4d Audio from the Human Project www.thehumanproject.us

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                • A MIND MADE FOR MATING! by @JasonSilva


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                  A MIND MADE FOR MATING! by @JasonSilva Edited by CITIZEN Music by SECESSION Footage by Shutterstock, Imaginaty Foundation, and.. Inspired by Geoffrey Miller and his book "THE MATING MIND" The Human Brain is essentially a sexual Ornament, a “courtship device”, so that it’s extraordinary capacities for art, language, poetry, are but human versions of the peacock feather, used to capture and manage the attention of potential mates. And with the advent of culture, we still employ these extraordinary capacities, these “technologies of rhetoric” to ‘capture the attention’ of others, except no longer to spread our genes but to spread our MEMES, a new replicator, born from the primordial soup human culture.. one that leaps and spreads... All of this is still perfectly natural, we’ve just swapped sperm for the currency of digital information-- but as Dawkins said, biological life has been an information technology all along: “If you want to understand life, do not think of throbbing gels or oozing liquids, think about information technology” “What lies at the heart of every living thing is not a fire, not warm breath, not a ‘spark of life.’ It is information, words, instructions,” - Richard Dawkins "The human mind's most impressive abilities are like the peacock's tail: they are courtship tools, evolved to attract and entertain sexual partners." http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/miller-mating.html What Makes Ideas Travel: (Is there a signature for virality written into certain MEMES?) http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/11/think_like_an_information_dj.html

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                  • ATTENTION: The Immersive Power of Cinema


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                    The video is for non-commercial use and for educational purposes only. ATTENTION explores the power of "rhetorical technologies" like cinema and storytelling to capture and manage attention.. Attention is required for any kind of interpersonal persuasion, transformation or growth--- so deep immersion matters! This video was inspired by the essay VIRTUAL REALITY AND HALLUCINATION by Diana Slattery: http://www.realitysandwich.com/virtual_reality_and_hallucination Also by Frank Rose's THE ART OF IMMERSION Video edited by Ben Cawiezel Music by Bethoven: Fur Elise Footage by Shutterstock and some archival footage.

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                    • THE SIX EPOCHS OF EVOLUTION by @JasonSilva


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                      This video maps out Kurzweil's SIX EPOCHS OF EVOLUTION showing the exponential progression in the way the universe stores and processes information... what we see is a bootstrapping recursive complexification leading us towards some kind of intelligence singularity. Created for Educational Purposes Only and non-commercial use by Jason Silva. Created to inspire. FOLLOW Jason on Twitter: @JASONSILVA CONTACT Jason: info(at)ThisIsJasonSilva(dot)com MORE JASON VIDEOS: Http://vimeo.com/JasonSilva Learn more about Artificial Intelligence: http://www.amazon.com/How-Create-Mind-Thought-Revealed/dp/0670025291 Learn about about technology and mysticism via Erik Davis TECHGNOSIS: http://www.amazon.com/TechGnosis-Magic-Mysticism-Information-Fiction/dp/1852427728 A cinematic Espresso shot by @JasonSilva Edited by Dan McComb Music by Nicholas Cotton Images by Shutterstock and ImaginaryFoundation.com Shot at Bravo Media in NYC: BravoMediaInc.com

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