Michael Garfield

Michael Garfield

is creating Future Fossils: Deep Time & SciFi Podcast, Writing, Art, & Music

147

patrons

$877

per month
"[Michael's] illustrating, as Huxley would say, the 'antipodes' of the Divine Imagination."
Alex Grey

"Amazingly well-spoken."
Charles Eisenstein

"Sometimes I think other people have a better grasp on what I do than I do, or at least they are more eloquent at expressing it. Thank you Michael Garfield..."
Android Jones

"It takes creativity to make the next step in a newer, more shocking direction, but it takes a visionary to go beyond the breaking point and meet music on the other end of the spectrum. That’s what Michael Garfield does."
The Untz

Hello! My name is Michael Garfield and I'm an evolutionary theorist, philosopher, and artist, doing what I can to help restore some soul to the conversation about our past and future, nature and technology.

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.

Check out the feed below for plenty of free mind-expanding stuff!  Most of what I make is free or pay-what-feels-good, because 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 and I'm glad I get to share!

If you can spare it, your support at any level helps makes projects like these possible:



Future Fossils Podcast is a digital museum of provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of science, art, and philosophy – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine!

When I have the time for it, I blend some of the best parts of this podcast and time-lapse footage from my coloring book project into cool short videos like this:


Writing – I write 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. How does a study of prehistory help us to navigate our age of exponential change?

Music – Reimagining the acoustic guitar to suit our electronic age, I write and improvise technically intricate and emotional tunes that attune the instrument, performer, audience, and venue as the invocation of a greater mystery. I've been at this almost 20 years and grow ever-closer to expressing that transcendent sound-beyond-the-sound...



Paintings & Coloring Book Pages – Starting as a natural history illustrator before moving into fine art, I've made nearly 400 paintings over eleven years and with countless musical collaborators. This work has taken me from Burning Man to NASA to Australia to render visions of a future in which nature and technology have merged in peace...a kind of field guide to the biology of hyperspace:



Again, the feed below is full of things I'm proud to share with you – please share this page with anyone you think would benefit.  I'm here to help you if I can.  (Feel free to email me!)


Tiers
Trilobites
$2 or more per month
• 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.


• Invitation to the Future Fossils Book Club video chats!


• A big hug when we meet in person!

Mosquitoes in Amber
$5 or more per month
Everything at the $2 level PLUS:


• All of my new music, recorded talks, and author-read audio

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

• Early access to new chapters of my book-in-progress, How To Live in the Future (and free eBooks when it's finished)


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

Tyrannosaurus Teeth
$10 or more per month
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)

Fossilized Dinosaur Nests
$20 or more per month only 46 left
Everything at the $10 level PLUS:


• Free admission (+1) to MG/Future Fossils live events in your city!


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


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

Unicorn Skulls
$100 or more per month only 10 left
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, creative coaching, or casual conversation.  

I bring more than twenty years of metadisciplinary scholarship and practice to each conversation – firsthand experience in the sciences, multimedia performance art, acoustic and electronic music, social media strategy, nontraditional relationships, writing/editing/publishing, audio production, drone and 360 photography, and more.

Private lessons or unbiased third-party listener, 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.

Anomalous Jurassic Robot Remains
$250 or more per month only 2 left
Everything at the $100 level PLUS:


• 45-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 ~8200 subscribers).

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

Goals
147 of 200 patrons
200 patrons means level-up time for Future Fossils Podcast: more secret episodes, live web events, more short videos, more original artwork and music for the show, and (FINALLY!) the incentive to create laser-cut memorabilia for all you beautiful people.

TL;DR:  more great stuff for everyone!
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"[Michael's] illustrating, as Huxley would say, the 'antipodes' of the Divine Imagination."
Alex Grey

"Amazingly well-spoken."
Charles Eisenstein

"Sometimes I think other people have a better grasp on what I do than I do, or at least they are more eloquent at expressing it. Thank you Michael Garfield..."
Android Jones

"It takes creativity to make the next step in a newer, more shocking direction, but it takes a visionary to go beyond the breaking point and meet music on the other end of the spectrum. That’s what Michael Garfield does."
The Untz

Hello! My name is Michael Garfield and I'm an evolutionary theorist, philosopher, and artist, doing what I can to help restore some soul to the conversation about our past and future, nature and technology.

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.

Check out the feed below for plenty of free mind-expanding stuff!  Most of what I make is free or pay-what-feels-good, because 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 and I'm glad I get to share!

If you can spare it, your support at any level helps makes projects like these possible:



Future Fossils Podcast is a digital museum of provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of science, art, and philosophy – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine!

When I have the time for it, I blend some of the best parts of this podcast and time-lapse footage from my coloring book project into cool short videos like this:


Writing – I write 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. How does a study of prehistory help us to navigate our age of exponential change?

Music – Reimagining the acoustic guitar to suit our electronic age, I write and improvise technically intricate and emotional tunes that attune the instrument, performer, audience, and venue as the invocation of a greater mystery. I've been at this almost 20 years and grow ever-closer to expressing that transcendent sound-beyond-the-sound...



Paintings & Coloring Book Pages – Starting as a natural history illustrator before moving into fine art, I've made nearly 400 paintings over eleven years and with countless musical collaborators. This work has taken me from Burning Man to NASA to Australia to render visions of a future in which nature and technology have merged in peace...a kind of field guide to the biology of hyperspace:



Again, the feed below is full of things I'm proud to share with you – please share this page with anyone you think would benefit.  I'm here to help you if I can.  (Feel free to email me!)


Recent posts by Michael Garfield

Tiers
Trilobites
$2 or more per month
• 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.


• Invitation to the Future Fossils Book Club video chats!


• A big hug when we meet in person!

Mosquitoes in Amber
$5 or more per month
Everything at the $2 level PLUS:


• All of my new music, recorded talks, and author-read audio

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

• Early access to new chapters of my book-in-progress, How To Live in the Future (and free eBooks when it's finished)


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

Tyrannosaurus Teeth
$10 or more per month
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)

Fossilized Dinosaur Nests
$20 or more per month only 46 left
Everything at the $10 level PLUS:


• Free admission (+1) to MG/Future Fossils live events in your city!


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


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

Unicorn Skulls
$100 or more per month only 10 left
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, creative coaching, or casual conversation.  

I bring more than twenty years of metadisciplinary scholarship and practice to each conversation – firsthand experience in the sciences, multimedia performance art, acoustic and electronic music, social media strategy, nontraditional relationships, writing/editing/publishing, audio production, drone and 360 photography, and more.

Private lessons or unbiased third-party listener, 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.

Anomalous Jurassic Robot Remains
$250 or more per month only 2 left
Everything at the $100 level PLUS:


• 45-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 ~8200 subscribers).

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