Michael Garfield is creating Future Fossils Podcast and inviting you to join a renaissance!
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patrons

$607
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Thank you for stopping by this page!  My name is Michael Garfield and I'm a paleontologist turned podcast host, artist, author, singer-songwriter, philosopher, and educator helping restore some freakin' soul to our discussions of the future.

I'm not here to "make profit" but to create value – facilitating conversations, making art, and sharing insights that will nourish us and future generations.  As part of a planetary renaissance, I live to help people cultivate the curiosity and playful wisdom we need to thrive in this accelerating age of transformation.

To this end, I'm the host of Future Fossils Podcast, the pioneer of cyberacoustic guitar, a fourteen-year veteran of scientific illustration and live painting, an essayist and public speaker, and the author of How to Live in the Future – a book-in-progress on tech, evolution, art, and consciousness.  I also teach about transformative technologies and how to surf the wave of change brought on by tools like blockchain, AI, VR, and biotech.

Check out the posts below for plenty of free stuff!  I love to give this work away, because it's so important that we make systems that encourage generosity and reward community investment.  That's why most of what I make is free or pay-what-you-like.  When something's value is determined by how many people it can help, it makes no sense to lock this work away.  I made this for you!

If you can spare it, your support makes projects like these possible:



Future Fossils Podcast is a digital museum of provocative, profound discussions with a growing list of awesome guests. Explore time, and our species' place in it, through banter of the geeky, unconventional, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine.

Your support on Patreon allows me to find the time to turn some of the best parts of this podcast into a series of inspiring short videos featuring excerpts from my favorite episodes and time-lapse recordings of the coloring book and digital paintings that I release as perks for patrons:



Writing – I write frequently to connect ideas and catalyze emergent insights.  Current projects include short works of experimental sci-fi and my first book, How To Live in the Future, in which I view the future through the lens of evolutionary history. What insights do a study of the past reveal about our destiny on Earth? What are the opportunities in all this transformation?

Music – Pursuing new musical modalities that reimagine the guitar to suit our electronic age, I write and improvise ecstatic, tender, intricate, emotive tunes that attune the instrument, performer, audience, and venue together and invoke a greater mystery.  I've been at this for almost 20 years, consider my songs some of my finest work, and am ever-closer to expressing that transcendent Sound-Beyond-The-Sound...

Paintings & Coloring Book Pages – Beginning with four years in natural history illustration, I got into painting live at festivals and concerts, and have created nearly 400 paintings, over ten years and countless musical collaborators.  This work has brought me everywhere from Burning Man to NASA to Australia, to render visions of a future in which nature and technology have merged in peace.  Lately, this is coming out for Patreon supporters in the form of totally delightful, coloring book pages filled with dinosaurs and fractals and a bunch of other trippy stuff...



Check out my posts for plenty of free offerings, and share this page with anyone you think would benefit.  I'm here to help you if I can.  (Just email me!)

Here's a parting thought for you – have a most curious, creative day!
Tiers
Tons of Exclusive Extras
$2 or more per month 59 patrons
• A huge archive of patrons-only goodies, including original science fiction, original music, and workshop recordings...


• A shout-out on the podcast and your name in the acknowledgements of major projects.


• A big hug when we meet in person!

+ Coloring Book + New Music + More
$5 or more per month 62 patrons
Everything at the $2 level plus: 


• Every new coloring book page that I create, both PDF and PSD formats so you can print your own or color on a tablet

• ALL of the new music, audiobooks, and Ableton Live devices I release!

• ePub/PDF of my upcoming book, How To Live in the Future (when it is finished – meanwhile, I will post new chapters here first)


• 10% off art prints and original paintings from michaelgarfieldart.com (contact me for your discount code)

+ Patrons-Only Episodes + Original Art
$10 or more per month 21 patrons
Everything at the $5 level plus:

• Exclusive Future Fossils Podcast episodes!

• Early access to special episodes months before publication!


• A unique digital sketch created for and emailed to you.

• 20% off art prints and original paintings from michaelgarfieldart.com (contact me for your discount code)

+ Guestlist + Art Prints + Influence
$20 or more per month 6 of 50 patrons
Everything at the $10 level plus:


• Free admission (plus a guest) to Future Fossils Live events in your city!


• Up to SIX signed poster prints from michaelgarfieldart.com, for you or mailed as gifts to anyone, for every year of your support.


• Request specific guests for Future Fossils Podcast and I'll do everything I can to make it happen!

+ One-on-One Video Calls
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Everything at the $20 level plus:


• One recorded 60-minute video call a month where I'm yours to discuss whatever you like – professional consulting, or creative coaching, or casual conversation.  If you'd like to learn more about blockchain and decentralization, want regular help from someone with over a decade of writing/editing experience, would like private art lessons, or just want my feedback on your "crazy" ideas (I don't think much is crazy), I'm yours for an hour every month.  And I'll email you the recording of our private session so you can go back over everything we talked about...

+ Become A Featured Sponsor
$250 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
Everything at the $100 level plus:


• 40-second ads for your brand, project, or desired charity on every episode of Future Fossils Podcast (four or more each month).


• Featured listings in the liner notes of my new audio releases.


• Banner ads for you or your company in my blog and email newsletter (currently ~8500 subscribers).

If you would like more details on this partnership (or something like it), email me at [email protected]

Goals
130 of 200 patrons
With Patreon support paying my monthly living expenses, I can focus on creating more exciting media beyond the podcast, that explores our place in time and how to navigate our age of accelerating change – like short video, coloring books, original music, and live events.  It means I can keep this podcast independent, and start to advertise the show, pay collaborators, and get you more episodes a month.  TL;DR:  more great stuff for everyone!
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Thank you for stopping by this page!  My name is Michael Garfield and I'm a paleontologist turned podcast host, artist, author, singer-songwriter, philosopher, and educator helping restore some freakin' soul to our discussions of the future.

I'm not here to "make profit" but to create value – facilitating conversations, making art, and sharing insights that will nourish us and future generations.  As part of a planetary renaissance, I live to help people cultivate the curiosity and playful wisdom we need to thrive in this accelerating age of transformation.

To this end, I'm the host of Future Fossils Podcast, the pioneer of cyberacoustic guitar, a fourteen-year veteran of scientific illustration and live painting, an essayist and public speaker, and the author of How to Live in the Future – a book-in-progress on tech, evolution, art, and consciousness.  I also teach about transformative technologies and how to surf the wave of change brought on by tools like blockchain, AI, VR, and biotech.

Check out the posts below for plenty of free stuff!  I love to give this work away, because it's so important that we make systems that encourage generosity and reward community investment.  That's why most of what I make is free or pay-what-you-like.  When something's value is determined by how many people it can help, it makes no sense to lock this work away.  I made this for you!

If you can spare it, your support makes projects like these possible:



Future Fossils Podcast is a digital museum of provocative, profound discussions with a growing list of awesome guests. Explore time, and our species' place in it, through banter of the geeky, unconventional, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine.

Your support on Patreon allows me to find the time to turn some of the best parts of this podcast into a series of inspiring short videos featuring excerpts from my favorite episodes and time-lapse recordings of the coloring book and digital paintings that I release as perks for patrons:



Writing – I write frequently to connect ideas and catalyze emergent insights.  Current projects include short works of experimental sci-fi and my first book, How To Live in the Future, in which I view the future through the lens of evolutionary history. What insights do a study of the past reveal about our destiny on Earth? What are the opportunities in all this transformation?

Music – Pursuing new musical modalities that reimagine the guitar to suit our electronic age, I write and improvise ecstatic, tender, intricate, emotive tunes that attune the instrument, performer, audience, and venue together and invoke a greater mystery.  I've been at this for almost 20 years, consider my songs some of my finest work, and am ever-closer to expressing that transcendent Sound-Beyond-The-Sound...

Paintings & Coloring Book Pages – Beginning with four years in natural history illustration, I got into painting live at festivals and concerts, and have created nearly 400 paintings, over ten years and countless musical collaborators.  This work has brought me everywhere from Burning Man to NASA to Australia, to render visions of a future in which nature and technology have merged in peace.  Lately, this is coming out for Patreon supporters in the form of totally delightful, coloring book pages filled with dinosaurs and fractals and a bunch of other trippy stuff...



Check out my posts for plenty of free offerings, and share this page with anyone you think would benefit.  I'm here to help you if I can.  (Just email me!)

Here's a parting thought for you – have a most curious, creative day!

Recent posts by Michael Garfield

Tiers
Tons of Exclusive Extras
$2 or more per month 59 patrons
• A huge archive of patrons-only goodies, including original science fiction, original music, and workshop recordings...


• A shout-out on the podcast and your name in the acknowledgements of major projects.


• A big hug when we meet in person!

+ Coloring Book + New Music + More
$5 or more per month 62 patrons
Everything at the $2 level plus: 


• Every new coloring book page that I create, both PDF and PSD formats so you can print your own or color on a tablet

• ALL of the new music, audiobooks, and Ableton Live devices I release!

• ePub/PDF of my upcoming book, How To Live in the Future (when it is finished – meanwhile, I will post new chapters here first)


• 10% off art prints and original paintings from michaelgarfieldart.com (contact me for your discount code)

+ Patrons-Only Episodes + Original Art
$10 or more per month 21 patrons
Everything at the $5 level plus:

• Exclusive Future Fossils Podcast episodes!

• Early access to special episodes months before publication!


• A unique digital sketch created for and emailed to you.

• 20% off art prints and original paintings from michaelgarfieldart.com (contact me for your discount code)

+ Guestlist + Art Prints + Influence
$20 or more per month 6 of 50 patrons
Everything at the $10 level plus:


• Free admission (plus a guest) to Future Fossils Live events in your city!


• Up to SIX signed poster prints from michaelgarfieldart.com, for you or mailed as gifts to anyone, for every year of your support.


• Request specific guests for Future Fossils Podcast and I'll do everything I can to make it happen!

+ One-on-One Video Calls
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Everything at the $20 level plus:


• One recorded 60-minute video call a month where I'm yours to discuss whatever you like – professional consulting, or creative coaching, or casual conversation.  If you'd like to learn more about blockchain and decentralization, want regular help from someone with over a decade of writing/editing experience, would like private art lessons, or just want my feedback on your "crazy" ideas (I don't think much is crazy), I'm yours for an hour every month.  And I'll email you the recording of our private session so you can go back over everything we talked about...

+ Become A Featured Sponsor
$250 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
Everything at the $100 level plus:


• 40-second ads for your brand, project, or desired charity on every episode of Future Fossils Podcast (four or more each month).


• Featured listings in the liner notes of my new audio releases.


• Banner ads for you or your company in my blog and email newsletter (currently ~8500 subscribers).

If you would like more details on this partnership (or something like it), email me at [email protected]