Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Alan Lightman

October 16, 2008

Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I got interested listening to him being interviewed, with the first part of the interview mainly about the relationship between art & science.

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Kim Hill last week

Heartening because he & Kim were able to broach this interrelationship at all. That is what makes this such a treat to listen to. He is a writer & a scientist. He is married to a painter.

Frustrating because he sees a gap between the sciences and the arts, creativity, that need not be there at all. I am thinking of the science that Moreno advocates, and I write about in my paper, see this post & link here.

He speaks about how the idea is more important in science than the presentation. But is it? Beauty & truth are more interrelated than that. Also the expression about the world is always a map, the nature of the correspondence between the map & the territory is varied but at this level e=mc2 is a map in much the same way as the Mona Lisa.

True, the terms are defined in scientific language. But language itself is also defined, with more fuzzy, and hence often more effective rules. Science has not learned the sociometric method yet. Just wait till it hits the world! The sociometric revolution is yet to come.

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Beauty is Truth

August 20, 2008

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Ode on a Grecian Urn – John Keats

I just listened to a

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TED talk by Murray Gell-Mann

He is eloquent about how beauty works in the investigation of truth in science. Beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder, there is pattern in nature, there is symmetry and self symmetry.

Why this is such a great talk for me is that it ties in with an essay I wrote a few years ago (and it is still under construction) about practice based evidence in psychotherapy. I write about a profound knowing that happens in psychotherapy that is scientific, and not at all like the physical sciences. Nor is it part of the social research that looks scientific but is just pseudo science.

Psychotherapy & Science

especially the section on Alice that concludes:

Finding repeating patterns in what might at first glance appear to be unrelated material is very like the scientific endeavour in the physical world. Once a pattern is clearly seen then we have established a law of nature. To think of the work with Alice – which is typical of our psychotherapeutic work – as a form of research requires a shift of perspective, but it is clearly in a similar realm.

The dynamics that repeat independently of the content are understood through a visceral experience, tears and laughter. When yet another instance of the pattern is spotted it corroborates and often extends the understanding. When the dynamic is evident, though in a minor way in the psychotherapy itself it is a full experiential knowing that is shared in the psychotherapy space. Both the psychotherapist and the client can easily use such words as knowing, understanding which are the very things that scientific research aims for.

Psyberspace Podcast – Reviews & reflections on success gurus

May 21, 2008

A mix of stuff in this 35 min podcast.

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Psyberspace Podcast 19 May 2008

Review: Digital Art Studio – Techniques for combining Inkjet Printing with traditional media Amazon

Reflection: “limited editions” in the digital medium.

Review: The Brief Wonderous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Loved it. Amazon

Review: New Dimensions Podcast – Innovate Like Edison

This is followed by some thoughts about success gurus.

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Psyberspace Podcast – the role of the therapist in couple work

May 15, 2008

For Imago colleagues

Tight Structure
Seamless flow
Recent shift

Four developments in my work:

a – bcr structured couple therapy – no dialogue
b – refining a topic
c – analysis of the dynamics to facilitate dialogue
d – coaching re: thoughts & feelings

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Psyberspace Podcast 2008-05015

Click to listen, right-click to download or better still subscribe to this blog in a reader and you can easily see which posts have audio attached, and then put them on your player.

New Dimensions audio

May 12, 2008

Bought & download these four items.
Will review any I like later.

EXPANDING CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE INFOSPHERE

Guest: Steven Vedro
Program #3235

REV UP YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS LIKE EDISON

Guest: Michael Gelb
Program #3234

Host: Michael Toms
Interview Date: 1/8/2008

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF BEAUTY

Guest: J. Ruth Gendler
Program #3232

Host: Justine Willis Toms
Interview Date: 12/6/2007

Media: MP3 Download

THE EVOLUTION OF DARWIN’S MESSAGE

Guest: David Loye
Program #3230

Host: Michael Toms
Interview Date: 12/3/2007

Podcast – Psyberspace – Relationship

May 10, 2008

Psyberspace, this blog, occasionally has audio I make. Occasionally. Rarely.

Here is a ten minute one, I called it relationship, but it is about one small sliver of thought about listening to your partner.

Podcast – Psyberspace – Relationship

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PanGea Day

May 6, 2008

PanGea Day

Listen to Katheryn Ryan interview

May 10

Pangea Day

Later: Saturday, 10 May, 2008

It seems my woosh “broadband” is not fast enough for this. A set-top box (HD) is NZD 480 so is this freeview thing worth it? is now the time?

Freeview

Matthew Collings, deep and shallow

November 16, 2007

I listened to a podcast today for the second time – Kim Hill interviewing Matthew Collings. I realised I had blogged it before in Thousand Sketches, and there is a link there too – I recommend it.

If this is an age of shallowness then it is sort of deep to be shallow. Kim: “Shallow is the new deep”.

I don’t buy that though. It is an age where we are more conscious than ever and we flee. There are oceans of depth and we flee to the shallow. But not everyone. The “long tail” comes into play. At the top of the zeitgeist it may be shallow, ironical & tabloid, but down the tail it gets more interesting, there are activists, thinkers, and people having real relationships.

Anyway, it was a good listen even for the second time, happened cause I was cleaning up after re-installing a backup.

Great podcasts – Friendship

September 8, 2006

BBC – Radio 4 In Our Time – Philosophy Archive

This is a treasure page. I have to be in the mood for this rather heavy stuff, but they are worth the effort. I have subbed to them and have a back log on my player. Unfortunately they are only streaming them there at the moment – Total Recorder would get them though. I particularly enjoyed the history of friendhip one today.

Friendship

It seems that with Imago we have a philosophy and a practice of love, built on all the traditions before it, and still those old traditions, even on friendhip, can amplify our notions of love.

Joe Boyd on Kim Hill

August 26, 2006

Radio NZ – Saturday Morning with Kim Hill Podcast Feed:

Playing Favourites with Joe Boyd Legendary producer of key UK musicians during the 1960’s. This is a longer version of this interview than that broadcast and is without the music because of copyright issues. It includes the true story of Pete Seeger and the “axe incident” at the Newport Folk Festival, how Joe Boyd got into – and out of – scientology, and the story behind the song ‘Duelling Banjos’. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 10:10:00 +1200)

Kim digs up these old boomers and I learn more about the era I grew up in than by being there. Great. He produced my then favourite band The Incredible String Band. I particularly like to hear the longer version of these interviews. By the same token – when I don’t like one I can skip. Pity the music is deleted – Request, please put up a list of the deleted songs on the show notes, one might have been by Nick Drake who I am now curious about.

The other thing that Kim Hill seems to be thriving on are scientists. Some very good ones on her show. For example: Brian Cox

The sad thing is that they don’t archive these shows. Criminal to have the asset, produced on public radio, hidden from future use. The chances are these links are dead by the time you read this.

Kim Hill Podcasts

August 13, 2006

Kim Hill talks to author, Helen O’Neill, of a book on Florence Broadhurst.  I found it a great podcast and am delighted so much of Radio NZ is being podcasted.  Posting this one here because I really do like the wallpaper she designed, and want to slap a strip of it up from
Signature.

John Brockman interviewed by Kim Hill

August 2, 2006

Radio New Zealand – Saturday, 15 July:

9.05am Interview: John Brockman Literary agent and founder of online salon The Edge Foundation (www.edge.org) to bring together people working at the edge of a broad range of scientific and technical fields. He is the editor of: ‘What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty’ (ISBN 0060841818), ‘Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist’ (ISBN 0-375-42291-9), and many other books.

I don’t know how long the podcast will be up there for. Forever I hope, but I listened to it later via mp3 player – which is agreat thing to be able to do! I found it interesting, always one to enjoy the reminiscences of a boomer in the 60’s.  Disturbing too… such interesting people and stories and ideas but with is a strange scientism in the mix, he sides with Dawkins not Gould, there is a glowing link to Denis Dutton at the end, who maligns psychotherapy with his zealous cult like devotion to skepticism.

More on Brockman here by Bruce Stirling (Interesting that I just said he is interesting):

Wired 7.09: Agent Provocateur:

“You’re not interesting?” “Not not-interesting!” he snaps. “Post-interesting! Interesting doesn’t pay. Well, it pays once, but not twice. I used to be interesting. I was, like, the It Boy. Being so interesting – well, it’s not so interesting.”

Then and Now:

    Brockman

Psyche, Soul, Unconscious I

July 5, 2006

psyche

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sound Odeo: Psyche, Soul, Unconscious I

First of a few audio posts on the unconscious.

Professional identity

June 30, 2006

My third psyberspace podcast

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Listen: Odeo

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Psychotherapy & Counselling – the difference – registration of Psychotherapy as a profession in New Zealand

There is no simple way of saying that someone is doing a psychotherapy in the way we could say they have done an analysis. Psychotherapy as a project!
I also ask the question of how all this might apply or not to psychotherapy online.

Defence against pain

June 18, 2006

Here is another Audio (9.56 min):

Audio Blog post – at Odeo

Shownotes:
Thanks Dan for your response.

Maybe my reticence is not for professional reasons … a defence – See Freud's list here on Wikipedia

What are defenses about & for?

What about James Hillman's Acorn Theory

Whatever I am defended about there is also a need to find a way through some genuine difficulties.

Also mentioned:

Sukie Colegrave – By Way of Pain

Sukie Colegrave – Uniting Heaven & Earth

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Podcast

June 17, 2006

Playing around with Odio. The audio snip in the last post in now in a new RSS feed called Psyberspace. Who knows what will come of it all. I have done this before, early in 2005 but it is easier now! Also it may be that I can find my voice in that sphere where cyber and psyche meet. It may be that it will sit well with my professional life.

Finding my voice

June 16, 2006

Five minutes of Audio. 

Audio Blog post – at Odeo
Some audio about finding my writer's, my blogger's voice. And the "show notes" follow"

My envy of Dan's voice: http://dan.randow.net.nz/

Ref to a books I mention: …. Can't find "I had the Time" maybe it does not exist!

Yalom, Orbach, though these are not good examples as they are professional books. Exposing for all that.

Some talk about pseudonyms.

Reference to Identity blogging & naked blogging

Audio attuned to Environment

April 3, 2006

invisible5:

In podcasting the “soundseeing tour” genre was coined in about  2005 and this project takes that to a whole new level.  I am downloading to have a listen, even though I won’t be driving Interstate 5 for a while (it is a long way from New Zealand).  My connetion is with Amy who is one of the creators, great to see this project online Amy!

What a Buzz on the Net at the moment

January 12, 2006

The Conversations Network

And this is the thing that got me blogging, a new site from Doug Kaye – I love IT Conversations but there is not enough non-IT that I like to listen to, this might just do it! So I have it in my RSS feed and look forward to some good stuff.

conferences.oreillynet.com/etech

March 17, 2005

Technorati: Search for http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etech/ The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference is of course being blogged as it happens, and it is not over as I write. I hope Doug Kaye is there & I look forward to the IT conversations. ( Yes he’s there! ) For now it is blog cruising.

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – What’s Wrong with Podcasting?

AC/OS: Rules from O’Reilly

All the Pages Are My Days :: eTech05: Building Contentcentric Apps

Susan Mernit’s Blog: eTech flow

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – ETech 2005 Trip Report: Web Services as a Strategy for Startups: Opening Up and Letting Go

Boing Boing: ETECH Notes: Web Services as a Strategy for Startups

onfocus.com | ETech Day 1

Here are the photos.