HyperLab Omni Episode 14 – Gregory Bateson, Restless Idea Pollinator or Weaponized Anthropologist?

Dare you enter the Bateson evidence dungeon?

In this episode, Chad and Jason chase psychedelic rabbits through a warren dug by Gregory Bateson, whose article “Mind and Nature” drills heady passages though verbal alchemy, entropy, sacrament, weaponized anthropology, CIA black propaganda ops, Karl Jung, Bob Dobbs, schizogenesis, cybernetics, and the epistemology of dead crabs.
Content warning: While generally a fun and trippy discussion, there is a dark reference at the end of the episode to a mass pet cemetery for some beloved farm animals (nothing nefarious, but farm life can be rough), so be forewarned.

This episode was recorded sometime last year.

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Omni magazine June 1979

Jason chaos fact addendum –
In this episode I passed on a story about noted Discordian Kerry Thornley’s girfriend working for JFK assassination investigator, Jim Garrison.
After doing some more research, I discovered that it might have been Lane Caplinger, the girlfriend of the other author of the Principia Discorida, Greg Hill who worked for JG.
Or maybe not…
This amazing post tries to unravel the crazy history of Discordianism and the connections with Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK and Jim Garrison.
I’m not sure it clarifies anything, but it’s a fun old school Illuminatus conspiracy ride.
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HyperLab Omni Episode 13 – Halloween Spooktacular

Photo evidence that proves that the Halloween spirit world is mostly populated with the ghosts of skunks and elephants.

In this episode, the HLO crew takes a spooky nostalgic detour by inviting some special guests to talk about some fun personal memories of Halloweens past.
Enjoy!

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HyperLab Omni Minisode – Nostalgia Engineers

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ADA tries to lose Chad and Jason in a tangled and twisting heuristic hedge maze as they explore the weirdness of artificial intelligence in this fun HLO minisode.
Enjoy!

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HyperLab Omni Episode 11 – Cuttlefish Uplift Party

Cuttlefish are AMAZING!

Chad and Jason discuss the future and ethics of animal uplift technology and ADA is ready to ride this futuristic wave into a weirder future!

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HyperLab Omni Episode 10 – Lobotomy Shoals

Explore an undersea wonderland as we discuss Lobotomy Shoals, an amazing short story by Juleen Brantingham featured in the February 1979 issue of Omni.

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HyperLab Omni Episode 9 – Shockingly Futuristic

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!

In this episode we dip a bit deeper into the Omni archive, to an interview from November of 1978, which inspires a fun conversation about Alvin Toffler’s prescient Future Shock with computer scientist and friend of the HyperLab, Brian Dowtin.
(Check out our fun conversation we had with Brian in Episode 4 about Big Traks)

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HyperLab Omni Episode 8 – A Space Steamboat Called Daedalus

In this show, Chad and Jason try to navigate their way out of the uncanny valley after gaining a new member of the lab production team, before having a fun discussion about an interstellar mission to Barnard’s Star, from an article featured in the January 1979 issue of Omni.

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HyperLab Omni Episode 7 – Newtonian Timeslip

Greetings from the HyperLab!
In today’s episode, we follow the threads of Episode 6’s cliffhanger ending and listen as Jason makes a life and death gamble with an AI ghost in the HLO machine.
And later, Chad and Jason play with some temporal tautological traps as they explore an Isaac Netwon themed time travel short story by Paul J. Nahin that appeared in Omni magazine in January 1979.

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HyperLab Omni Episode 6 – Omni Art Spectacular with Jack Foster – Part 2

You can’t keep this masked man down!

Join us somewhere beyond the tangential event horizon as we resume our conversation with megatalented comic book creator, Jack Foster.
And for those of you who missed it, here’s a link to part 1.

In this episode we wrap up our talk about artist John Berkey, wander through a desert oasis known as “Dune Minute” and engage in some intense pop culture regression therapy to resolve Jack’s Star Wars false memory implant.


Be sure to check out Jack’s work at guncomic.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 

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Here are some of the artists we talk about in this episode…

The dark master, HR Giger
To dream of oiled pecs and very broad swords…
A master of the craft – Boris Vallejo
There is something so satisfying about Frank Frazetta’s art. Like a prayer to Crom.
The original Steely Dan, Hajime Sorayama.

HyperLab Omni Episode 5 – Omni Art Spectacular with Jack Foster

Jack Foster, artist, creator and the hero we need

Climb aboard, seal the hatches and sink below the memetic seascape with HLO as we take a deep dive into the Omni art nostalgia trench in the first of a two part interview with the amazing artist/writer/creator, Jack Foster.


Be sure to check out Jack’s work at guncomic.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram

Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody.  Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more. 

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Just a small taste of John Berkey’s brilliance. Do yourself a favor and lose yourself in his spacescapes here.