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1. Jason Silva (Futurist) – Awe/Information Overload

"Dealing with the everyday requires us to close ourself off. . . But when you see art you want the opposite of shutdown.. . . .How do you adjust the treble and the bass of experience as it’s coming in?"

With everything competing for your attention, how do you decide what to pay attention to?

Can a movie, a song, or a novel transform your life? Your society?

This week, on the first ever full episode of Big Think's Think Again podcast, we're joined by psychedelic pop philosopher and futurist Jason Silva.

The surprise topic of the day is . . . art and awe in the age of information overload.

"To enrich ourselves we’ve got to curate ourselves."

This video idea from Big Think's archives launches a far-ranging discussion that touches on Banksy, the movie Ex Machina, and the complicated relationship between the creators and the consumers of art in every medium.

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