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Media and Consciousness
Posted by Matthew Gilbert on May 31, 2012
After nearly eight years as the editorial director at IONS, my final day was May 31. An alignment of constellations—personal, professional, and, well, cosmological—made it clear that it’s time to chart a new course.
Posted by Marilyn Schlitz, PhD on March 2, 2012
IONS and The Chopra Foundation are producing a documentary film about death and what happens after, and what it means for our lives. The new trailer for the film will get its first public screening in San Diego at the Sages & Scientists Symposium this weekend, March 3-5. You can see the trailer here on this website!
Posted by Matthew Gilbert on Jan. 31, 2012
Storytelling is timeless, and filmmaking, though a late-comer to the stage, has become a powerful tool for those with good stories to tell. Great films have been around since filmmaking began, of course, and everyone has their own list...
Posted by Heidi Fuller on Dec. 17, 2011
Members of the IONS staff enrich their lives and entertain their minds by staying connected to the world of consciousness science and shifts in worldview through books, films, and other media. Here are some of our favorites from the last year. Check them out in 2012!
Posted by Matthew Gilbert on April 4, 2011
Wisdom and technology had their friendly faceoff at the second annual Wisdom 2.0 conference as some of Silicon Valley’s finest mixed comfortably with a trio of mindfulness masters and an audience of new media pioneers...
Posted by Marilyn Schlitz, PhD on April 4, 2011
It’s been quite a year – and it’s barely April. Extreme political unrest is underway throughout the Middle East. Earthquakes rock New Zealand, China, California, and Japan. Shifting plates and tsunami waves in the Pacific Ocean have nuclear power plants perched on the edge of total meltdown.
Posted by Matthew Gilbert on Sept. 9, 2010
Are we deluding ourselves into thinking that technology is the answer to the most persistent challenges of existence, or are we blessed by a tool that may only be at the cusp of its potential to help spark a global social and spiritual renaissance?
Posted by Kate McCallum on July 26, 2010
It wasn’t always the case that Hollywood, the media capital of the world, could be expected to embrace a day-long symposium on the power of arts and media to transform. When I broke into the industry in 1985, power was held by the major studios...
Posted by Matthew Gilbert on May 5, 2010
According to a recent Retrevo Gadgetology Report, almost half of social media users say they check Facebook or Twitter sometime during the night or when they first wake up. Nearly 50 percent of those under 25 don’t mind being interrupted by a text message during dinner...