Michael Garfield is creating Future Fossils Podcast and inviting you to join a renaissance!
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$553
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My name is Michael Garfield and I'm an evolutionary biologist turned philosopher – an artist, author, and musician helping to "Rewild the Singularity" by restoring soul to futurism. 

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 wide-eyed wonder and holistic view of science, art, and evolutionary spirituality.  I've always noticed things that other people don't and have a lot of time to read – my hope is that I can help cultivate the curiosity and play 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 ten-year veteran of live performance painting, an essayist and public speaker, and author of How to Live in the Future, a book-in-progress on the synthesis of evolution, art, technology, and consciousness. 

I also run an email newsletter called Crypto Reader that digests the best cryptocurrency news I find – providing context and orbital insights on this vital moment in the evolution of society.

Check the posts for bountiful free samples of these things. I love to gift this work away!

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 fuse the instrument, performer, audience, and venue into something greater than the sum of their parts.  I've been at this for almost 20 years, and I'm always inching closer to expressing that transcendent Sound-Beyond-The-Sound...



Paintings – 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...



Check out my posts for plenty of free goodies!  If you would like to help but can't afford to be a patron, that's okay – I'm glad you're here and open to whatever forms help takes.  Say hi and I will gladly write you back!
Rewards
Tons of Exclusive Extras
$2 or more per month 49 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 + eBooks + New Music + Devices
$5 or more per month 55 patrons
Everything at the $2 level plus: 


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


• 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's ready)


• ePub/PDF of my coloring book project (when it's ready)

+ 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 6 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 musical and speaking events in your city


• Up to 8 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
$553 of $1,500 per month
Meeting this goal means that I can start to pay my many talented friends to do what they do best (and what I don't) – all the little things it takes to make a multimedia platform like this run as well as it can.  You're not just helping me, you're helping a community – and this means you will see the quality of all of it improve, the volume of new offerings increase, and cool collaborations happening much more frequently!
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My name is Michael Garfield and I'm an evolutionary biologist turned philosopher – an artist, author, and musician helping to "Rewild the Singularity" by restoring soul to futurism. 

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 wide-eyed wonder and holistic view of science, art, and evolutionary spirituality.  I've always noticed things that other people don't and have a lot of time to read – my hope is that I can help cultivate the curiosity and play 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 ten-year veteran of live performance painting, an essayist and public speaker, and author of How to Live in the Future, a book-in-progress on the synthesis of evolution, art, technology, and consciousness. 

I also run an email newsletter called Crypto Reader that digests the best cryptocurrency news I find – providing context and orbital insights on this vital moment in the evolution of society.

Check the posts for bountiful free samples of these things. I love to gift this work away!

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 fuse the instrument, performer, audience, and venue into something greater than the sum of their parts.  I've been at this for almost 20 years, and I'm always inching closer to expressing that transcendent Sound-Beyond-The-Sound...



Paintings – 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...



Check out my posts for plenty of free goodies!  If you would like to help but can't afford to be a patron, that's okay – I'm glad you're here and open to whatever forms help takes.  Say hi and I will gladly write you back!

Recent posts by Michael Garfield

Rewards
Tons of Exclusive Extras
$2 or more per month 49 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 + eBooks + New Music + Devices
$5 or more per month 55 patrons
Everything at the $2 level plus: 


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


• 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's ready)


• ePub/PDF of my coloring book project (when it's ready)

+ 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 6 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 musical and speaking events in your city


• Up to 8 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.