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164 - Violet Luxton on Scientific Reductionism vs. Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Ep. 164

This week we talk to artist, musician, and community organizer Violet Luxton, who works and lives at the intersection of Indigenous wisdom traditions and Indigenous rights movements, #LandBack and #BlackLivesMatter, afro-futurism, yoga, and visionary biotechnological speculation. In a conversation far shorter than the subject matter deserves, we explore some of the themes in and related to her profound academic paper, "Transtemporality and The Technology of Indigenous Kinship: The Science of Remembering Ourselves."


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Music by Future Fossils co-host Evan “Skytree” Snyder.


Enjoy, and thanks for listening!


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Also Discussed In This Episode:


Violet Luxton at LinkedIn

Saki Mafundikwa — Ingenuity and Elegance in Ancient African Alphabets [video]

Ron Eglash — The Fractals at The Heart of African Designs [video]


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