The Atlantic calls him “a Timothy Leary for the Viral Video age.” Jason Silva is a self-proclaimed “performance philosopher” who presents novel ideas and even more cutting-edge messaging about biotechnology, neuroscience and bioethics. Silva argues that “philosophical ideas are diluted by their academic packaging” and that academics don’t know anything about packaging. He’s probably right. We could all help ourselves and our scholarship and our ideas if we thought as much about the medium as the message.
Summer Johnson McGee, PhD