Turtles All The Way Down

Philosopher, musician, filmmaker, entrepreneur Jake Cenk Koseleci has deep conversations in his home studio with a wide array of guests on the biggest and smallest questions about art, science, technology, life, the universe and everything.
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Dec 30, 2016

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.

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Dec 21, 2016

Innovation architect Mark Kuznicki ( 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. 

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Dec 20, 2016

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. 


Dec 17, 2016
In this episode Jake speaks with Ali Rahnema, Business Strategist with expertise in Digital Media, having most recently served as COO for TorStar Digital. In this conversation Jake and Ali continue on the topics of intelligence, anti-intellectualism and knowledge. With Ali's experience on the digital side of news media, he offers insights on the transition between old news and new news and the changing role of journalism in the post-truth era. The two discuss media monopolies, mistrust in the establishment and new ways of journalism. Ali is optimistic about the changing media landscape, he speaks about crowd-sourcing and collaboration amongst the architects of information; journalists and technology, humans and machines.  He believes the onus is on us to manage the merging of intelligences and create a vision for a future not born out of fear.
Dec 13, 2016

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. 

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Dec 7, 2016

Angus Rowe-MacPherson

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?

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Dec 4, 2016

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.

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Dec 2, 2016

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.

Nov 29, 2016

Jesse Hirsh 

 In this episode Jake speaks with Toronto based technology strategist and public speaker Jesse Hirsh. Jake and Jesse discuss the ever changing cultural landscape, and the role of algorithms in shaping our culture. Jesse offers insights on how our media experience is being created based on our patterns and behaviour, likes and dislikes. Jesse discusses how algorithms are determining or being determined by our experience of culture and by virtue of this, creating a culture that might be detached from reality. There is a crucial question woven throughout this conversation, that is where does the power lie and who or what is creating the systems we are living by? 

Nov 22, 2016

Rodrigo Gudino  

In this episode of Turtles All The Way Down, Jake speaks with film director and publisher of Rue Morgue Magazine Rodrigo Gudino. The two discuss art, horror, film, politics, spirituality, religion, death, fear and life. Rodrigo and Jake are old friends who’s creative and intellectual curiosities have brought them together in collaboration on a few projects, one of which is an award winning film starring Vannessa Redgrave, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh.