In this episode Jake speaks with Toronto Architect, Paul Raff. Throughout the conversation Jake and Paul discuss architecture, how good art shapes taste, dance and the process of creating beautiful things in the world, one small situation at a time. Paul talks about how ecology and the environmental effects of global warming are creating new resources and thus introducing new stylistic experiences for people.
Find Paul: www.paulraffstudio.com
Innovation architect Mark Kuznicki (TheMoment.is) visited Jake at the Junction loft just before the 2016 U.S. election. They take a long ride on a train of thought through the personal, the political and the philosophical.
Find Mark: http://themoment.is/ | Twitter: @remarkk
In this episode Jake speaks with Toronto theatre Director, Kimberley Radmacher. Jake and Kimberley discuss the making of a play, the creative process, artistic intuition and the battle between the emotional and the intellectual forces in great art.
Michael Anton Dila
In this episode we welcome back Michael Dila. This conversation circles around notions of design, more specifically how the concept of "open source software" has created a framework for how we think about design and collaboration. The two discuss how open source started a movement and reformed how people access and exchange information. Business models changed from top down organizations into non hierarchical formations, introducing new platforms, tools and opportunities for business. Open-source models of software allowed channels for creative innovation and the exchange of ideas. From there, Jake and Michael get deeper into the topic of information, AI, intelligence, consciousness and the singularity. Dila discusses the role humans play in designing AI, our responsibility in the development, learning interactions and the potential consequences born out of chaos and complexity. He says two things are unstoppable, climate change and AI, and that we need conscious reflections and ethical dimensions for living systems such as the ones we are designing.
In this episode of Turtles All The Way Down, Jake speaks with Angus Rowe-MacPherson, a photography artist with a degree in engineering and a deep interest in Robotics and AI. Jake and Angus discuss the emergence of technology and it's effects on our physical, cultural and social realities. The robots are coming. How adaptive are we to AI and what role do humans play in designing the Superintelligence that may replace us?
In this episode Jake speaks with Robin Uchida, designer, innovator and creative strategist. Throughout the conversation Jake and Robin explore ideas about the self, awareness and experience. They discuss the cross sections between intellect and emotionality, connectedness, identity, truth and language. Robin offers insights on art and design and how our ability to implement change draws from our capacity to go beyond our intelligence and back into our bodies.
Find Robin: http://bit.ly/2j8k7Ol
Michael Anton Dila
In this podcast Jake speaks with Michael Dila, designer, innovator, strategist, builder and provocateur. Throughout this discussion, Jake and Michael explore the theme of “intelligence” and the schism between the intellectual segment and the emerging populist movement surrounding Trump's campaign. Dila discusses the divide between reason and anti-reason and what this means for a manipulable society in an increasingly complex world where notions of trust and dependency are skewed. Michael expresses a sense of urgency in coming up with solutions to reorganize our purposes for the survival of the planet for future generations.