Experience.Computer is a slow radio show about high tech. Exploring perception, experience and expression.
IN THIS INTERVIEW
Jay Springett leads philosopher and writer Reza Negarestani through a series of imaginative exercises.
Then they discuss:
The experience of handling ancient relics
The nature of thinking
His favourite video game.
The very concepts of consciousness and intelligence
Philosophy, Intelligence and AI and more
“You know, I think that the art of forgetting is fundamental to rescuing good ideas.”
“When I reflect on it (..) It's the page, it's as if it's really me. It's really my brain. I don't even see that it is a distinct sort of, uh, you know, a surface or place.”
“Writing is actually where the real thinking is being done.”
ABOUT THE GUEST
Reza Negarestani is an Iranian philosopher and writer. He pioneered the genre of 'theory-fiction' with his 2008 book Cyclonopedia described by Ray Brassier as a “hybrid of philosophical fiction heretical theology, aberrant demonology and renegade archeology”. Reza is the author of several works including the Intelligence and Spirit and the comic book Chronosis. Reza is a board member of The New Centre for Research & Practice and his newest book Abducting the Outside: Collected Writings 2003–2018 is available for pre-order now.
IN YOUR MIND
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ABOUT THE SHOW
In 2022 writer and host Jay Springett discovered he had aphantasia - the inability to voluntarily create mental images in one's mind. For 36 years he thought 'picture this' was a metaphor.
Experience.Computer is slow radio about high tech. An interview show exploring perception, experience and expression. The show examines how people perceive the world, and how they work with the creative tools they use to make their work with.
ABOUT THE HOST
Jay Springett is a strategist and writer. His work focuses on the design, administration and flourishing of worlds of all kinds He has hosted the 301 second long essay podcast Permanently Moved since 2018, and Experience.Computer since 2023. Jay is currently working on his first book ‘The Web Was a Side Quest‘ and writes online at thejaymo.net