A Most Eclectic Creator!
Michael Kilman: Anthropologist/Artist/Poet/Filmmaker/Teacher
Show Notes with Links:
- Michael Kilman, Author Elite Top 10 Finalist in Science Fiction for his book Mimi of the Nowhere, is a man of many talents!
- He explains what applied anthropology means and how anthropologists exist in many fields of study. Applied anthropologists are solutions oriented and collaborative within diverse societies.
- He mentions the podcasts Hidden Brain and Invisibilia (both wonderful scientific podcasts!).
- He mentions Catherine Lutz’s Unnatural Emotions, Ruth Benedict’s The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, and Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
- We discuss how science fiction is sometimes predictive and I ask about his Chronicles of the Great Migration series (what might be predictive).
- Michael teaches us about “polytopia” (as his series is not dystopian).
- We discuss the current and past pandemics and how they might foster societal change.
- Michael performs his spoken word poem It’s All Relative, which will be in his latest publication of art and poetry. Pre-order this sure-to-be stunning book soon! I’ll have a link to it soon.
- We talk about mindreading, ESP, the senses (far more than 5!) and “Supernatural Agency.”
- We discuss artificial intelligence and I ask when we might lose the “A” in “AI.” Listen to his wonderful response!
- Michael talks about the troubles with communication today, and how not getting along with someone doesn’t mean you should actively hate them.
- He suggests reading John Scalzi’s The Kaiju Preservation Society.
- How does someone like Michael unwind?
- Find Michael Kilman and info about his eclectic creations on his website at loridianslaboratory.com.
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