This week, I embark on a new experiment and respond to three “advice column” questions from the Future Fossils listening audience:
- How do I know if aliens would like my music?
- How do I talk to my five-year-old about death?
- How do I be creative without training or experience?
This was a lot of fun and I’ll definitely do this again. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!
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Show theme music is by original Future Fossils co-host Evan “Skytree” Snyder.
Intro Episode 70 with Steve Brusatte on the Golden Age of Dinosaurs Episode 100 with The Teafaerie Episode 158 with The Teafaerie & Ramin Nazer Episode 117 with Eric Wargo on Time Loops
How do I know if aliens would like my music? Eight Two Music Complexity Podcast 1 with David Krakauer Hook (film) 1991Episode 161 with Michael Phillip on Creativity, Play, and Cryptocurrency Weird Studies 75 on 2001: A Space Odyssey Southpark Season 23 Episode 2 (“Band In China”) Complexity 41 with Natalie Grefenstette on Agnostic Biosignature DetectionThe Physical Limits of Communication (1999) Edward Snowden talks with Neil DeGrasse Tyson about aliens Episode 42 with William Irwin ThompsonSFI Musicology & Complex Systems Working Group (YouTube Playlist)Episode 125 with Stuart Kauffman on Evolution & The Adjacent PossibleKing Kong (film) 1933
How do I talk to my five-year-old about death? The New York Times: 10 Annoying Kids’ Toys Complexity 52 with Mark Moffett on Canopy Biology & The Human Swarm Episode 116 with Kevin Wohlmut reading Ugo Bardi & John Michael Greer The Lion King (film) 1994 Complexity 37 with Laurence Gonzales on Surviving SurvivalThe Future Acts Like You The Addams Family (film) 1991
How do I be creative without training? Alicia Eggert’s Stewart Brand artwork at The Smithsonian The Exaptation of the Guitar The Future is Exapted/Remixed “You’re only as original as the obscurity of your sources”
And when you’re ready to switch it up, here are my music and listening recommendations on Spotify.
If you’re in a tipping mood:•