Michael Garfield is creating Future Fossils Podcast and inviting you to join a renaissance!
118

patrons

$576
per month
Thank you for stopping by this page!  I hope our intersection brings good things into your life.

My name is Michael Garfield and I'm a paleontologist by training, polymath by living – a podcast host, artist, author, singer-songwriter, philosopher, and educator helping to "Rewild the Singularity" by restoring soul to our discussions of the future.

I'm not here to "make profit" but to create value – by facilitating conversations, making art, and sharing insights that will nourish us and future generations.  As a member of a planetary renaissance, my work is to share my what I learn and discover from my life of intensive trans-disciplinary study.  I've always noticed things that other people don't and organize my life to learn and synthesize as much is possible...my niche is helping people cultivate the curiosity and playful wisdom that we need to thrive in this accelerating age of transformation.

In service of this, 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 splashing in the intertidal zone between tech, evolution, art, and consciousness. 

I also teach about transformative technologies and how to surf the wave of change brought on by stuff like blockchain, AI, VR, and biotech – and run an email newsletter called Crypto Reader that digests interesting crypto news, providing context and orbital insights on this vital moment in the evolution of society.

Check out the posts blow for bountiful free archives of these things. I love to give this work away, – and it's important that we pivot toward creating systems that encourage generosity, that reward community investment.  That's why, now and forever, 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!
For those of you with cash to spare, your generous support makes projects like these possible:



Podcasts – Future Fossils Podcast (at iTunesStitcher Radio) 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.



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 make an impact and I'm here to help you personally if I can.  (Just email me.)
Rewards
Tons of Exclusive Extras
$2 or more per month 52 patrons
• A huge archive and ongoing stream of supporters-first and supporters-only goodies, including original science fiction, new 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!

+ Secret Episodes + Coloring Book Pages + New Music + More
$5 or more per month 54 patrons
Everything at the $2 level plus: 


• Exclusive Future Fossils Podcast episodes AND advance access to unedited episodes weeks before their publication!


• 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)

+ Original Art + Prints & Merch Discounts
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
Everything at the $5 level plus:

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


• One signed 11"x17" art print of your choice from michaelgarfieldart.com

• 25% off ALL of my art and merchandise
(ask me for the code when you sign up)

+ Influence + Guestlist + Prints for Gifts
$20 or more per month 8 patrons
Everything at the $10 level plus:


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


• Guestlist +1 to my upcoming live events (music, speaking, etc.) in your city


• Up to 5 signed 11"x17" art prints from michaelgarfieldart.com every year, for you or mailed as gifts to anyone

+ Become A Featured Sponsor
$250 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
You support all of my vital projects, and deserve the recognition for it.  That means 30-second ads for your brand, project, or desired charity on every episode of Future Fossils Podcast (≥4 a month) for as long as you're a sponsor.  It means featured listings in the liner notes of all my audio releases.  It means banner ads for you in every blog and email newsletter I publish (currently ~8500 subscribers).

Of course you're also welcome to all of the perks above – the art and downloads and free tickets – if you like.

If you would like more details on this partnership (or something like it), email me at futurefossilspodcast [at] gmail.com.
Goals
$576 of $1,000 per month
With Patreon support paying my monthly living expenses, I can focus on the good work of facilitating vital conversations on the future of our species – and making the best parts available in other forms, like captivating short videos, coloring books, and live appearances.  It means I can keep this podcast independent and that any money I make through ethically aligned partnerships can go to the creative projects that I have in mind for you – projects that I simply don't have time for otherwise.  LIKE: a constant stream of new coloring book pages, musical narrated time-lapse art videos, and other super-cool mashups of all the things I do in mind-expanding and sense-making ways...
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Thank you for stopping by this page!  I hope our intersection brings good things into your life.

My name is Michael Garfield and I'm a paleontologist by training, polymath by living – a podcast host, artist, author, singer-songwriter, philosopher, and educator helping to "Rewild the Singularity" by restoring soul to our discussions of the future.

I'm not here to "make profit" but to create value – by facilitating conversations, making art, and sharing insights that will nourish us and future generations.  As a member of a planetary renaissance, my work is to share my what I learn and discover from my life of intensive trans-disciplinary study.  I've always noticed things that other people don't and organize my life to learn and synthesize as much is possible...my niche is helping people cultivate the curiosity and playful wisdom that we need to thrive in this accelerating age of transformation.

In service of this, 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 splashing in the intertidal zone between tech, evolution, art, and consciousness. 

I also teach about transformative technologies and how to surf the wave of change brought on by stuff like blockchain, AI, VR, and biotech – and run an email newsletter called Crypto Reader that digests interesting crypto news, providing context and orbital insights on this vital moment in the evolution of society.

Check out the posts blow for bountiful free archives of these things. I love to give this work away, – and it's important that we pivot toward creating systems that encourage generosity, that reward community investment.  That's why, now and forever, 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!
For those of you with cash to spare, your generous support makes projects like these possible:



Podcasts – Future Fossils Podcast (at iTunesStitcher Radio) 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.



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 make an impact and I'm here to help you personally if I can.  (Just email me.)

Recent posts by Michael Garfield

Rewards
Tons of Exclusive Extras
$2 or more per month 52 patrons
• A huge archive and ongoing stream of supporters-first and supporters-only goodies, including original science fiction, new 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!

+ Secret Episodes + Coloring Book Pages + New Music + More
$5 or more per month 54 patrons
Everything at the $2 level plus: 


• Exclusive Future Fossils Podcast episodes AND advance access to unedited episodes weeks before their publication!


• 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)

+ Original Art + Prints & Merch Discounts
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
Everything at the $5 level plus:

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


• One signed 11"x17" art print of your choice from michaelgarfieldart.com

• 25% off ALL of my art and merchandise
(ask me for the code when you sign up)

+ Influence + Guestlist + Prints for Gifts
$20 or more per month 8 patrons
Everything at the $10 level plus:


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


• Guestlist +1 to my upcoming live events (music, speaking, etc.) in your city


• Up to 5 signed 11"x17" art prints from michaelgarfieldart.com every year, for you or mailed as gifts to anyone

+ Become A Featured Sponsor
$250 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
You support all of my vital projects, and deserve the recognition for it.  That means 30-second ads for your brand, project, or desired charity on every episode of Future Fossils Podcast (≥4 a month) for as long as you're a sponsor.  It means featured listings in the liner notes of all my audio releases.  It means banner ads for you in every blog and email newsletter I publish (currently ~8500 subscribers).

Of course you're also welcome to all of the perks above – the art and downloads and free tickets – if you like.

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