View Full Version : Rushkoff/Pinchbeck debate video

12-11-2006, 09:38 PM
very interesting stuff. I'm more of a Rushkoff fan(Coercion is a great book), but I'm reading Pinchbeck's 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl now and enjoy it for the most part.

part 1 of 4( links to the other parts as well.) (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3099573935248548861)
Here are the Wiki bios

Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is a New York-based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture.

Rushkoff graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He moved to Los Angeles and pursued an Master of Fine Arts in Directing from California Institute of the Arts. Later a post-graduate fellowship from the American Film Institute.
Today, he teaches media theory at New York University's (NYU) Interactive Telecommunications Program. Rushkoff is known for being an active member of the cyberpunk movement and was the online associate of Timothy Leary. His rooted, often insightful, views on cyberculture and the media made him a sought after advisor and consultant with many organizations and companies, including the United Nations Commission on World Culture and the Sony corporation. Though an advocate for new technologies, his views lean towards a rational, creative and open source use of technology, making him a founding member of Technorealism. This extends to his broader philosophy as the founder of an online community for discussion of Judaism and related issues, called Open Source Judaism.
Daniel Pinchbeck, (b. June 15, 1966) is a writer and advocate of psychedelic drug use and experience.

He is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism. In Breaking Open the Head, Pinchbeck explored shamanism via ceremonies with tribal groups such as the Bwiti of Gabon and the Secoya in the Ecuadorean Amazon. He also participated in the Burning Man festival in Nevada, and looked at use of psychedelic substances in a desacralized modern context. Through his direct experiences and research, he became convinced that the shamanic and mystical view of reality had validity, and that the modern world had forfeited an understanding of intuitive and supersensible aspects of being in its pursuit of rational materialism.
This realization led to his second book, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, which examines indigenous prophecy through personal and philosophical approaches, and offers the hypothesis that humanity is experiencing an accelerated process of global consciousness transformation, leading to a new realization of time and space and, possibly, a harmonic planetary civilization within the next six years. In "2012," he also describes his direct reception of prophetic material: the voice of the Mesoamerican god form or archetype, Quetzalcoatl, began speaking to him during a 2004 trip to the Amazon in Brazil. At the time, he was participating in a ceremony of the Santo Daime, a Brazilian religion that uses the psychedelic brew ayahuasca as its sacrament.
Pinchbeck's feature articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Arthur, Wired, The Village Voice, and numerous other publications. A founding editor of Open City, a literary journal, he is currently launching a new magazine and Internet forum, offering a new paradigm for a planetary culture. A magazine created by him, Evolver is scheduled for launch in December 2006.

the silencer
12-11-2006, 09:48 PM
nice post...im gonna check this when i get a chance....

looks interesting