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Existential Bummer
 
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Tell us what you think! Take the survey: http://testtube.com/shotsofawe/survey More on HuffPost Good News: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/jason-silva-shots-of-awe-existential-bummer_n_4269849.html RYOT: http://www.ryot.org/video-jason-silvas-existential-bummer-video-will-turn-your-despair-into-inspiration/470433 Dazed Magazine: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/17731/1/jason-silva Watch Jason speak more on Existential Bummer on CBS This Morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wP6XsRt57k "Man is literally split in two: he has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order blindly and dumbly to rot and disappear forever" -Ernest Becker. Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
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Nonconformity and the Creative Life
 
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"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" -Nietzsche Learn More: On the Road - Jack Kerouac http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/70401.On_the_Road "The only people for me are the mad ones..." Robert Anton Wilson - Reality Tunnels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXRJC8b8qEk The Hero with A Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell http://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Faces-Collected-Joseph-Campbell/dp/1577315936 Answer to the call. Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Love is the Greatest Pain
 
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Check out Second Chance Subaru at http://www.revision3.com/subaru "Love at first sight is always spoken in the past tense. The scene is perfectly adapted to this temporal phenomenon: distinct, abrupt, framed, it is already a memory [...] "for a certain time, though a finite one, a deranged interval, something has been successful: I have been fulfilled: all my desires abolished by the plenitude of their satisfaction." Roland Barthes Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785"
Awe
 
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Awe
Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey has proposed that our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive. Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Thumbnails artwork and wardrobe: http://www.imaginaryfoundation.com Select footage: POND5 and Shutterstock and Discovery archives. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
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We Need To Be Lost To Find Ourselves
 
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"Artists are uniquely placed to ... creatively participate in the larger cultural process of re-engineering subjectivity, of pushing the envelope of experience." - Erik Davis Tell us what you think! Take our survey: http://testtube.com/shotsofawe/survey Explore the Seeker Network! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV-HcWfB8CA&list=PLRX7cVaoYVM5yFWgHuyH_22uLuC8KVTMu Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
The Hero's Journey
 
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"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls." Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday.??Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Find Your Creative Flow State
 
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"Happiness is absorption." - T.E. Lawrence Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Edit by Jamie Hefetz Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Creativity Is Madness
 
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"We might say that both the artist and theneurotic bite off more than they can chew, but the artist spews it back out again and chews it over in an objectified way, as an ex­ternal, active, work project..." - Ernest Becker To learn more about Ernest Becker, please visit http://www.ernestbecker.org/ To purchase his writings, go to http://www.amazon.com/Ernest-Becker/e/B000AQ1I28 Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
The Ecstasy of Curiosity
 
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“To entertain such ontologies is to re-contextualize one’s self as a marvelous conduit in a timeless whole, through which molecules and meaning flow, from nebulae to neurons and back again.” - Tim Doody Learn More: The Ecstasy of Incomplete Information “Knowing provides closure, but the mystery of not knowing inspires curiosity, wonder and a shared quest for answers.” http://arthurcoddington.com/the-ecstasy-of-incomplete-information-why-knowing-everything-instantly-is-not-the-best-thing-ever/ The Ravenous Brain by Daniel Bor “Consciousness is our gateway to experience: It enables us to recognize Van Gogh’s starry skies, be enraptured by Beethoven’s Fifth, and stand in awe of a snowcapped mountain. Yet consciousness is subjective, personal, and famously difficult to examine.” http://www.danielbor.com/the-ravenous-brain/ Golden Eye by Ross Andersen “It blasts open new tunnels between the mind and The Other, tunnels not easily sealed by the censorious henchmen of fading paradigms.” http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/golden-eye Special thanks to Christoph Rehage! Check out his video, The Longest Way 1.0 https://www.youtube.com/user/bigfatspringroll Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Hacking Your Flow State
 
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"What if we could use those peak experiences to make us whole, to render us holy?... and in Houston Smith's immortal words: 'Might we begin then to transform our passing illuminations into abiding light?'" -Jamie Wheal, FLOW GENOME PROJECT Learn more: TED talk: From Altered States to Altered Traits Jamie Wheal speaks at TEDx Black Rock City. "It's never been easier to get high, and it's just as hard as it's always been to stay that way." http://youtu.be/xYTVfF3yY7s What is a Theta Brain State? “Theta is the state of mind where it is believed you can create everything and change reality instantly…” http://www.thetahealing.com/about-thetahealing/thetahealing-theta-state.html The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance “Who knows what becomes possible, we become superhumans….” http://www.amazon.com/The-Rise-Superman-Decoding-Performance/dp/1480570834 Special thanks to: Marc van Woudenberg - http://www.Amsterdamize.com Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Drugs As Tools For Spirituality
 
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Tell us what you think! Take the survey: http://testtube.com/shotsofawe/survey "The program is a voyage chart, a series of signals, which, like the pilot’s radio provides the basic orienting information required for the “trip.” - Timothy Leary Visual Effects and Kinetic Typography by Omid Pakbin http://www.youtube.com/TheOmegaPointProject MAPS - Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies http://www.maps.org Timothy Leary - Programming the Psychedelic Experience http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary Additional Footage Courtesy of Corbis Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Fall in Love or Die Trying
 
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"Sensuality may turn into a feverish hunt for rebirth... the sexual partner turns into a stand-in for various dream figures, phantasms in a stage-managed resurrection. These figures are all agents of immortality to be conquered or succumbed to many times over." - Alan Harrington Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday.

Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
The Big Picture
 
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The first photograph taken of earth, from space, occasioned a profound shift in our understanding of ourselves -- an ontological awakening. Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Ignite Your Childlike State of Wonder
 
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"We enjoy and even thrill to the godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe and fear before these very same possibilities." - Abraham Maslow Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
BEYOND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION... A CALL TO AWAKENING!
 
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WE NEED A NEW STORY, A NEW FRAMEWORK, A NEW DIRECTION FOR OUR SPECIES... WATCH! Videography: Jason Goodman Editing and post: Omid Pakbin Music: FLUXSEEDS
Why Are We So Unhappy?
 
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"It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it." - Aristotle Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Help support Shots of Awe by completing this one-question survey: http://bit.ly/soasurvey Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Love, Loss and Symbolic Death
 
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"If the love object is divine perfection, then one's own self is elevated by joining one's destiny to it... All our guilt, fear, and even our mortality itself can be purged in a perfect consummation with perfection itself." -Ernest Becker Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785"
How We Free Ourselves of Existential Panic
 
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“Life should be lived to the point of tears” - Albert Camus Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Why We Explore
 
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“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” -Alain de Botton The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton http://alaindebotton.com/travel/ Additional Footage Courtesy of: Lea et Nicolas Features https://vimeo.com/leaetnicolas https://www.facebook.com/LeaetNicolas David Parkinson "www.moonship.com.au Footage from short film “Love Japan” filmed in January 2014 by David Parkinson ©2014 Shed Space Studios Pty Ltd." Sam Cossman Xola.com Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
What is Creativity?
 
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"a great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself" Khalil Gibran “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.” http://www.katsandogz.com/onchildren.html Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
How to Find Your Passion
 
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“Passion exists at the intersection of three of more things you’re really curious about.” - Steven Kotler Forbes: The Passion Recipe: Four Steps To Total Fulfillment http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2015/03/27/the-passion-recipe-four-steps-to-total-fulfillment/#4ab5737c4588 "Now look for places where your passion intersects with a grand, global challenge. A place where your passion is a solution to some giant problem. That linkage—now that’s purpose. Suddenly, you’re looking at both a golden business opportunity and a way to use your new found passion to do some real good in the world. Now you have a real deal Massively Transformative Purpose." Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch Shots of Awe days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
How Being Bilingual Enhances Creativity
 
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"Disembodied language can allow you to understand the world in dazzling new ways. Knowing a second language is similar in effect. ….You develop new experience, new thought, new vision, and new solutions.” - Joseph Cardilo Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Do We Have Free Will?
 
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If consciousness is a relationship of subject and object… Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Help support Shots of Awe by completing this one-question survey: http://bit.ly/soasurvey Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Finding The Beauty in Break-ups
 
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"Breakups are Death Practice" Tell us what you think! Take our survey: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/survey. One Day in LA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X8BEBrQ7Vo Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Are We Who We Think We Are?
 
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"I am who I think you think I am." - Charles Horton Cooley Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch Shots of Awe days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Long Term Desire
 
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"A peer relationship is one where the partners experience an affectionate, companionate coupledom. They are friends. They are the product of the egalitarian model; they are good life partners, but are often less sexual." - Esther Perel Watch Esther Perel's TED Talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_the_secret_to_desire_in_a_long_term_relationship.html Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
How We Create Serendipity
 
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"Here juxtaposition is revealed as the basic formal operation of synchronicity, as two apparently unrelated events or elements suddenly form a secret link that strikes, in the mind of the perceiver, an evanescent lightning bolt of meaning." - Erik Davis Erik Davis "Here juxtaposition is revealed as the basic formal operation of synchronicity" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Davis Filmed by J. Elon Goodman. Burning Man footage courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/tedshots and http://www.michaelmarantz.com Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
What Makes a Good Leader?
 
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“Reality, it seems, is multiple, and tightly coupled to perception.” - Diana Slattery Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Help support Shots of Awe by completing this one-question survey: http://bit.ly/soasurvey Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Why Is Confidence So Attractive?
 
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Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology, and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Watch More Shots of Awe on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/shotsofawe/ Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/10290664595165...
The Revered Gaze
 
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“Gothic cathedrals (and IMAX theaters) provide instructive examples of the conscious use of artistic media - space, form, light, sounds - to produce religious-mystical, i.e. psychedelic, experiences.” - Timothy Leary Alison Griffiths “The imax is the contemporary equivalent of what was once the gothic cathedral.” http://www.amazon.com/Shivers-Down-Your-Spine-Immersive/dp/0231129890 Additional footage courtesy of beeple-crap.com Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Entering Godmode
 
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"We are Ontological Engineers: hacking reality and constructing worlds" - Diana Slattery Get Shots of Awe one week early with a FREE subscription to Vessel: www.vessel.com/shotsofawe Tell us what you think! Take our survey: http://testtube.com/shotsofawe/survey Terence McKenna "Do not give into astonishment.." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_McKenna Mircea Eliade "Techniques of Ecstasy" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mircea_Eliade Images Provided by Corbis Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Why Does Music Make Us Feel?
 
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"Music is the wallpaper of our minds" - Jamie Wheal Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Happiness Lives In The New
 
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“This attractive alienation resembles the necessary strangeness of objects of beauty. It is kind of estrangement that idealizes the object, or archetypalizes it.” - David Lenson Additional footage courtesy of: Leonardo Dalessandri - Watchtower of Turkey & Watchtower of Morocco https://facebook.com/leonardolucadalessandri https://http://vimeo.com/leonardodalessandri David Parkinson - Love Japan - http://www.moonship.com.au Footage from short film “Love Japan” filmed in January 2014 by David Parkinson ©2014 Shed Space Studios Pty Ltd. Lea et Nicolas Features - The Lanzarote Effect https://vimeo.com/leaetnicolas https://www.facebook.com/LeaetNicolas Variable - Holi Phantom Library http://wearevariable.com/ http://vimeo.com/variable Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Schizophrenia and Depression
 
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"The creativity of people on the schizophrenic end of the human continuum is a creativity that springs from the inability to accept the standardized cultural denials of the real nature of ex­perience. And the price of this kind of almost "extra human" crea­tivity is to live on the brink of madness, as men have long known." -Ernest Becker
The Urge To Merge: Why Do We Crave Intimacy?
 
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"There is a universal urge for intimacy, for trading subjectivities, in communication. For Telepathy. Our desire for it tells us about what we wish to be: truly intersubjective beings." - David Porush Learn More: David Porush's Thoughts on "Telepathy" "In short, telepathy is just another word for communication, and for me, especially reading and writing." http://porush.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/what-i-mean-by-telepathy/ More on Intersubjectivity "Our maturation has consisted in the gradual realization that, if we can rely on one another, we need not rely on anything else." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersubjectivity Terence McKenna "He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including psychedelic drugs, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, culture, technology, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_McKenna Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Why Does Music Make Us Cry?
 
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Music makes room for our pain. Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch Shots of Awe days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Watch More Shots of Awe on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/shotsofawe/ Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
The Power Of Ideas
 
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"Just as the biosphere stands above the world of nonliving matter, so an 'abstract kingdom' rises above the biosphere. The denizens of this kingdom? Ideas" Tell us what you think! Take the survey: http://testtube.com/shotsofawe/survey Tom Tobbins http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Robbins A cyclone of unorthodox ideas capable of lifting almost any brain out of its cognitive Kansas. Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Love Is A Train
 
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You're waiting for a train. You don't know where this train will take you. But it doesn't matter, because you'll be together...
The Power Of Sunsets
 
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"Attention, if sudden and close, graduates into surprise; and this into astonishment; and this into stupefied amazement." - Darwin Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Cleansing Our Perception
 
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“The other world is this world rightly seen.” - Nisargadatta Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
The Rhapsody and Agony of Love
 
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"...if I could be who you wanted. If I could be who you wanted..." – Radiohead Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology, and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch More Shots of Awe on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/shotsofawe/ Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out
 
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Anxiety is the “Dizziness of Freedom” - Kierkegaard What is FOMO? Timothy Leary “The Vertigo of Freedom” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary Mr Nobody As long as you don't choose, everything remains possible. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485947/ Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
The Telescope: Our Bridge To The Infinite
 
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“The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” - Yates Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Conquering Our Fear Of Death
 
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Man has "a mind that soars out to speculate about atoms and infinity, who can place himself imaginatively at a point in space and contemplate bemusedly his own planet. This immense expansion, this dexterity, this ethereality, this self-consciousness gives to man literally the status of a small god in nature...Yet, at the same time... man is a worm and food for worms" - Ernest Becker Learn More: Flight From Death http://www.hulu.com/watch/173530 Watch full documentary here. Terror Management Theory http://www.ernestbecker.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=237&Itemid=86 What is TMT ? Ernest Becker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Becker Ernest Becker (September 27, 1924 - March 6, 1974) was a Jewish-American cultural anthropologist and writer. He is noted for his 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death. ___________________________ Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Day of the Girl
 
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"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results." -Herman Melville Today, October 11th, is International Day of the Girl Child so we created a special video to support the efforts of UNICEF to promote the rights of girls around the world, and to address the unique challenges they face in accessing the right to education. Girls' Education is the single most powerful investment for sustainable development: It raises overall economic productivity, lowers infant and maternal mortality, educates the next generation, improves nutrition and promotes health. But even though more girls are entering school than ever before, 31 million are still denied this right. Those that do attend school face major challenges - discrimination, financial stress, and threats to their safety, to name just a few. The world needs new, creative solutions to help girls everywhere overcome these barriers to learning and achievement. More info at http://www.unicef.org/gender/gender_66021.html Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
The Mystical Experience
 
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"Mysterium tremendum et fascinosum" - Rudolph Otto Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology, and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Watch More Shots of Awe on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/shotsofawe/ Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785 Featuring images by: TAS, BEEPLE, Cameron Grey, Mugwort Music: Mahyar Bordbar (Fluxseeds) Videography: Jason Elon Goodman Associate Producer: Ben Jacobson Post Production: Omid Pakbin
What is Ontological Design?
 
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“Just as you grow into the world, the world grows into you. Not only do you occupy a certain place, but that place in turn occupies you. It’s culture shapes the way you see the world, its language informs the way you think, its customs structure you as a social being.” - Costica Bradatan Anne-Marie Willis “Everything we design in turn designs us back” http://www.academia.edu/888457/Ontological_designing Steven Johnson http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1478-1913.1984.tb03452.x/abstract For more information on Norton security, please go here: http://us.norton.com/boldlygo Additional footage courtesy of: - http://beeple-crap.com - http://www.moonship.com.au Footage from short film “Love Japan” filmed in January 2014 by David Parkinson ©2014 Shed Space Studios Pty Ltd. Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Life Emergence
 
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"A single thread of self generation ties the cosmos, the bios, and the technos together into one creation. Humans are not the culmination of this trajectory but an intermediary, smack in the middle between the born and the made... The arc of complexity and open-ended creation in the last four billion years is nothing compared to what lies ahead." -Kevin Kelly Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
Can Art Destroy Us?
 
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Stendhal Syndrome: "A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give weight in one's life...There is an urge to say, 'I was here, I saw this, and it mattered to me." -Alain de Botton For more on Alain De Botton and The Architecture of Happiness: http://alaindebotton.com/architecture/ Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz. New episodes every Tuesday. Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785
What Is Poetry?
 
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"Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven." -Alphonse de Lamartine Learn More: Rainer Maria Rilke Poetry http://www.poemhunter.com/rainer-maria-rilke/ "Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write." ― Rainer Maria Rilke Pablo Neruda Poetry http://www.poemhunter.com/pablo-neruda/ "Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life." ― Pablo Neruda Watch More Shots of Awe on TestTube http://testtube.com/shotsofawe Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shotsofawe Jason Silva on Twitter http://twitter.com/jasonsilva Jason Silva on Facebook http://facebook.com/jasonlsilva Jason Silva on Google+ http://plus.google.com/102906645951658302785