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Learning Magic and Animism in a Global Context -

May 5, 2023

Continuing our multi-part exploration of AI and its implication for These Capitalised Times we are living through and with, we look at the metaphysics of technology this week.

What are the implications of Artificial Intelligence for

  • The performing of magic?
  • Living in a magical universe?

What is an animist understanding not just of 'intelligence' but 'artifice'? What -if any- is the difference between a tool and a magical tool?

This week we explore:

  • The work of Ivan Illich.
  • A metaphysics of tools.
  • What it means to operate in the ruins.
  • Steiner's description of Ahriman and what it means for our moment.

Show Notes