In June 2017 Think Inc., AUT, National Geographic, Newstalk ZB and Loop are excited to bring to New Zealand, for the first time, futurist and explorer of the metaphysics of imagination, Jason Silva. Described as a “modern performance philosopher”, Silva is set to expound on the power of science, technology, philosophy and creativity in Auckland as he challenges creativity, innovation, the co-evolution of human and technology, existentialism and the human condition.
Awestruck with Jason Silva will see Silva pull from a vast mental repository of tech knowledge to create an exhilarating, immediate experience. A self-described “wonder junkie, performance philosopher, and idea-DJ,” Silva has gained a huge following for his popularising takes on philosophy and the thrilling possibilities of creativity and technology. Futurist and ‘epiphany addict,' Silva likes ideas, their tenacity, flexibility, their contagious nature, their impact and their ability to expand, procreate and evolve into new ideas.
As the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel’s #1 rated and Emmy-nominated series Brain Games, Silva left audiences in a state of wonderment and has been responsible for a number of Ted talks. Like all the best communicators, Silva’s strength is a tangible excitement for his subject matter.
Silva is the creator of the short film series Shots of Awe, which serves up invigorating shots of ‘philosophical espresso’ in a format designed to be short, infectious and easily spread - “think of them as inspired nuggets of techno-rapture.” In the collection of videos, Silva invites audiences to share his glee in the rising and wondrous role of technology in amplifying intelligence and creativity.
“We use our tools to extend our range of possibilities; we use our tools to extend our reach, to extend the impact on our consciousness, to extend our will. Technology is the human imagination turned inside out.”
In June, let Think Inc. and Jason Silva pull you out of your intellectual comfort zone and launch you into a flight of possibilities.
Think Inc. Present: Awestruck with Jason Silva.
Brought to you by AUT, National Geographic, Newstalk ZB, and Loop.