I’m excited to announce that TED is going to be producing a pilot for my audio doc series on consciousness! I’m thrilled to begin collaborating with the TED podcast network on crafting a show out of my 30+ interviews with scientists and thought leaders such as, David Eagleman, Anil Seth, Janna Levin, Brian Greene, Philip Goff, Sean Carroll, Daniel Chamovitz, Patrick_ House, George Musser, Sue Blackmore, Donald Hoffman, Adam Frank, Joseph Goldstein, Julia Sweeney, Maggie Rowe, Lee Smolin, Mia Maestro, Jessica Flack, and more. Stay tuned for further announcements…
On the “Life Analogy” to Consciousness
The conclusion we draw about life, once we understand the reductionist story is: There’s nothing fundamentally new going on—all the ingredients were always there. “Life” is just molecules behaving like molecules under certain conditions (beginning with the ability to self-replicate). No injection of a magical tonic is required to breathe life into those atoms….
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Waking Up App: New Artwork
The Waking Up app was recently redesigned, and I love the new artwork for my children’s meditations by Yiffy Gu!
To listen to my guided meditations for children in the app, click “Practice” and then scroll down.
Audio Series Update
The working title of my upcoming podcast documentary series is:
“LIGHTS ON: My Search for a Theory of Consciousness.”
Recent and upcoming interviews include Lee Smolin, Christof Koch, Patrick House, Sue Blackmore, Anil Seth, George Musser, Carlo Rovelli, and Jessica Flack.
(And we’re starting to play around with design ideas for the cover art—exciting!)