“AWE: an experience of such perceptual vastness you literally have to reconfigure you mental models of the world to assimilate it”
Enjoy this video, especially if your brain needs a kick. It looks at the science of new experiences and our responsibility to have them.
I like to think of Jason Silva’s Shots of Awe as big thoughts packaged for our soundbite culture.
I don’t think ‘sound bite’ is bad – we train our brains to have fast data intake which is incredible useful and doesn’t stop us enjoying languorous fiction. I’d love forcing my brain in to Baudrillard – but I don’t have the time anymore – so Jason Silva’s great – his thoughts resonate in my head in no time I have now replaced my cigarette break with a philosophy break.
I hope your world is as touched by these two point four nine minutes as mine is.