In this kickoff episode of The Electric Symposium I am joined by author and Metapsychosis contributor J.F. Martel, as well as Metapsy editors Natalie Bantz and Marco V Morelli. Together we talk about J.F.’s latest essay, “Reality is Analog,” our curious fascination with the “lifeworld” of 80s analog, and the Metapsy team’s various theories behind the pop cultural Netflix sensation, “Stranger Things.” Pop in the tape and press play.
Read J.F.’s essay here: metapsychosis.com/stranger-things-mixtape/
Marco V Morelli is a poet and writer, and founder and artistic director of A Theory of Everybody: platform for social poetics and planetary thought. He received his BA in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from Binghamton University and is the author of Ruben’s Orphans: Anthology of Contemporary Nicaraguan Poetry (translations) and Mirrors In Love (poems). He is also a co-author, with Ken Wilber, Terry Patten, and Adam Leonard, of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He is currently at work on a new book of poems, stories, and essays titled I AM THE SINGULARITY.
Learn more at www.marcovmorelli.com.
J.F. Martel is a writer and filmmaker living in Ottawa, Canada. He is the author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice, published by North Atlantic Books.
Music: “Intense and Upbeat Electronic Trailer Music,” by Ross Rugden. (CC BY 4.01)