In this episode we talk to the brilliant Dr. Bruce Damer. Dr. Damer is an associate researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California at Santa Cruz where he collaborated with Prof. David Deamer to develop the Coupled Phases model for the origin of life. From 1999 to 2009 Dr. Damer's company, DigitalSpace Corporation, was awarded contracts by NASA to build an open source 3D modeling platform for the simulation and design of space missions. He has recently completed a 30-year effort to design a concept spacecraft capable of harvesting resources from asteroids. In the late 1990s, Dr. Damer met the American philosopher and storyteller Terence McKenna and formed a collaboration investigating the connection between computer virtual worlds and the inner worlds experienced through alternative states of consciousness. Dr. Damer's design portfolio ranges from early software user interfaces, avatar virtual world for learning and events, spacecraft concepts, and chemical models for the origin of life. At the end of the program we present "Fire in the Sky" a spoken word piece performed by Dr. Damer and set to music by DJ DISSOLV. The piece was performed on the Temple Stage at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival near Bradley CA with artist Android Jones projecting live art.
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Thank you for your interest in The Evil Twin Podcast. Our last episode was posted June 12th 2016. However, we are leaving our favorite episodes on this feed as a thank you. The rest of the episodes with be archived for future generations and buried in our underground bunker. If you prey real hard, one day they may be made available again to the public. You never know, you may see us again where you least expect it.
Skeptical, even of skepticism, The Evil Twin Podcast takes on a variety of topics from very unexpected angles. In this podcast you ride shotgun while twin brothers Brad and Thad explore the strange underbelly of "belief" and what it means to identify with those beliefs.