Tyson Yunkaporta is an Australian academic, arts critic, researcher, and member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He recently started the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, which is focused on applying Indigenous thinking to issues that complexity scientists and technologists are currently working on across domains including economics, governance, evolutionary dynamics, cognition, and the environment. Tyson is also the author of the world-view reconfiguring book 'Sand Talk' which served as the basis of our conversation. In the book, Tyson explores our global systems from an Aboriginal perspective and how this viewpoint could help us resolve some of the complex sustainability issues facing our world.
In our conversation we cover:
Blockchain technology has potential to transform society. It’s described as ‘the trust machine’ – an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.
What are the universal scaling laws of life and what do they mean for how our societies today function and their survival in the future?
How do we beat one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced? What sort of thinking should we employ to act boldly and swiftly in times of uncertainty?
What's the relationship between the chaos, order, and ethics? How can we represent value without sacrificing accuracy? This and more in this episode.
How can looking at the contexts we are embedded within change how we relate and act within the world? This and more in this episode.
A conversation with a poet-philosopher, paleontologist-futurist who's weaving together a cosmic story of Life.