The excellent Rebel Wisdom invited me to discuss science fiction and the meaning crisis and the release of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. We take a super deep dive into the mythos of science fiction and the wider role of stories in modern society.
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John Vervaeke with Damien Walter – the cogsci of scifi
In October 2020 I was fortunate to get two hours of time with the cognitive scientist John Vervaeke for a full discussion of cogsci, scifi and the meaning crisis. We talk about how science fiction both helps, and sometimes gets in the way of, the complex task of finding meaning in our lives, the addictivenessContinue reading “John Vervaeke with Damien Walter – the cogsci of scifi”
Jonathan Pageau with Damien Walter – the mythos of scifi
Jonathan Pageau is a fascinating and insightful thinker on the symbolic world and Orthodox Christianity. We found an hour for a conversation moderated by David Fuller of Rebel Wisdom to discuss how the symbolism of religion and the mythos of scifi meet.
Zubin Damania with Damien Walter – science, story and myth
I sat down for an EPIC chat with Dr. Zubin Damania AKA ZdoggMD to talkover how story, myth and scifi have shaped our responses to Covid, and a whole lot more about the healing power of story. Watch the full interview on YouTube: