A conversation with philosopher Steven Shaviro about "accelerationism," which is essentially the belief that the best way to shorten capitalism's lifespan is to push it to the extreme.
What sounds more ridiculous: That I paid $199 to attend a class called "2015: Like a Boss," or that it actually made my life better in a for-real way?
We talked to them about their new philosophy book, The Age of Earthquakes, FKA Twigs, and Generation Z's perception of time.
Successful communication requires a bit of dishonesty.
The stories of four people who directly caused someone else's death in one way or another.
If you've never gone through an existential crisis, you've never truly lived. Questioning who you are, where you are, and why you're here is a necessity for sentience. Here's a primer to get you started.
"It seems like he's going off in a bunch of different directions at once—which you might expect, given that he's a child."
According to researchers Michael R. Ent and Roy F. Baumeister, the one variable that makes individuals believe in free will depends on how bad you need to piss.
Combining Terence McKenna's attraction toward history, his focus on memes, and his perspective that "the world is made of language," I created a chronological list of 30 McKenna-related books, ideas, people, and other things that I haven't yet written abo…
That players have choices is considered one of the medium's exciting traits, but I always struggled a little bit to connect to games that have that kind of openness—am I playing a character, or am I being me?
Beatriz Preciado takes testosterone neither as part of a medical protocol nor as a component of gender re-assignment. His self-managed testosterone intake is a tool for "gender-hacking."
This installment of Tao of Terence presents a collection of McKenna's thoughts on death and the imagination, presented in the style of one of his lectures.
Last week, in the first installment of this series, I told the story of how I first encountered Terence McKenna. This week, I've organized a list of my 30 favorite Terence McKenna memes.
I learned of Terence McKenna on September 14, 2012, when I was 29 years old. Over the following week or so I watched footage of him on YouTube for probably ~30 hours and have been fascinated by him ever since. Now, almost two years later, you're reading t…
The detective who showed up at 5 AM was not much older-looking than Samantha's friends. (Not that Samantha ever hung out with clean-cut guys like this. Why should she when there were still heroin addicts in bands who needed a doormat?)
Outsider scientists—passionate experimenters and observers who work outside of traditional academia—have come up with a lot of theories seeking to explain the intricacies of everything.
Despite the fact that they grew up in a country where marijuana grows rampantly, my parents definitely do not smoke weed. My mom is pretty open minded and has tried it once or twice, but only to confirm that she is not into it. My dad? Total square. Burie…
I have two resumes. One of them states that I graduated from high school and learned how to drive a truck, work dispatch for deliveries, lead a work crew, and show up places on time. The other reveals that I am a published scholar with a Master's Degree i…
Growing up, the 18th century philosopher Ninomiya Kinjiro never had time to study because he was always working, so he would read while he worked. In his honor, bronze statues depicting him reading and carrying firewood were erected all over Japan, but to…
Pretty soon, Facebook will no longer have anything to offer us. It'll still be around, just in a more America Online-y sort of way.
Music is so embedded in all aspects of culture today that one rarely pauses to question the validity of the form itself. But is music even a legitimate form of art?
Historically ignored by the rest of France, Limousin has recently come to prominence due to events in a tiny, inaccessible mountain village of about 100 people called Tarnac.