Today I thought I’d share an interview I did a few months ago with my friends Matt Segall and Jon Doherty over at the HolonsNetwork. Matt and Jon have been conducting philosophical talks with luminaries from around the world using video chat made possible by the “internet.”
They asked me to be the first in-person interviewee in their series. We talked about the foundations of my worldview and how that worldview underscores the work I’ve been doing. (Worldview in a nutshell:
1. Cosmological Evolution;
2. Currently unknown telos of Cosmological Evolution;
Therefore: Create sustainable culture to allow our evolutionary elders (future generations) to answer questions we can’t (like what is the ultimate goal (telos) of the Universe?))
I hope you guys enjoy (both the talk and the extra leg being revealed by our shorts)!
While the name for the bike route going through the Lower Haight has officially been around since the mid-90s (no one can trace the unofficial origin of the name), it seems that the “Wiggle meme” has seen a tangible surge of late. Whether it’s the SF Bike Coalition celebrating the Wiggle in the wake of the partial lift of the Great Bike Injunction of the 00’s or the Wiggle sign being featured on a flyer for the Ride Too CELLspace benefit, the Wiggle is definitely getting major love of late.
We all know that we’re living at an unprecedented historical moment. The metaphysical powers that be have conspired to bring each of us into a world that demands that we completely transform our way of being from the materialist consumerism on which we have been reared to a way of being that allows a lot of human beings to exist without the complete destruction of the biosphere and other related phenomena. This isn’t exactly a small task, and some might think they’ve gotten the short-end of some proverbial stick.
For my part, I have often lamented the fact that I can’t in good conscience go about my day solely focused on the traditional challenges of adult life: finding a job that allows me to live comfortably, finding a lover and starting a family, enjoying carefree afternoons with friends, and keeping my cell phone charged. Indeed I do spend some time doing these things, but there is a constant gnaw in the back of my head that reminds me that I am not prepared, that I am not doing enough, that there isn’t much time to putz around. I know you feel it too. » Read more: Our Opportunity
I remember the first time I was introduced to the Wiggle. I’d been in San Francisco for about two months when my new roommate Shurry and I went for a walk in the neighborhood. As we turned the corner off of Haight onto Scott, she said “…and this is the Wiggle!”
At the time I didn’t really understand the unmistakable reverence in her voice. It looked like any old street to me. Little did I know that one day I too would speak with the same inflection every time I mentioned the wonderful, glorious, sweat-saving Wiggle. And I challenge you to find anyone who doesn’t do the same (excluding people whose names rhyme with Knob Slanderson).