This is a shortened cut of the "Science and Consciousness" panel held in the first evening of the "Sages and Scientists '14" Symposium, which took place in Carlsbad, California, in August of 2014. The participants in the panel, sitting from left to right, were:
This upload is authorized by the Chopra Foundation, holder of the copyright. Many thanks to Deepak Chopra and Carolyn Rangel for making this whole thing possible! This was a fantastic event that doesn't get the coverage it deserves.
This is a series of myths about the nature of reality and of our condition as conscious entities in it. Fact or fiction? You be the judge. But whatever the answer, these are an intriguing, aesthetically pleasing stories for the enjoyment of both right- and left-brained connoisseurs; sculptures of thought at play in the sandpit of ontological possibilities...
About the graphical effects in these videos: Most graphics are generated by 'Morphogence,' a generative art algorithm I've developed over the past 5 years. Morphogence uses a cellular automaton framework to simulate a universe whose entire phenomenology is determined by artificial neuronal networks. In other words, most of the graphical effects in these videos are not explicitly created by a human being, but emerge from a form of machine intelligence that constantly struggles between the opposite poles of structure and chaos; habit and novelty. If you are an academic, an artist, or would otherwise like to explore commercial uses of Morphogence, please contact me through this contact form: http://www.bernardokastrup.com/2011/05/contact.html. (Please don't forget to include your full name, affiliation, contact information, and the nature of your interest, otherwise I won't be able to reply.)
A video series and accompanying audio podcast dedicated to exploring the human condition through the imagination. The series comprises conversations about art, mythology, theology, philosophy, psychology, and more, with some of the more interesting and lesser known thinkers and visionaries of our time.