Team Human


Jennifer Dumpert "Liminal Dreaming"

Ep. 133

Playing for Team Human today, San Francisco-based writer and author of Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep, Jennifer Dumpert.

Jennifer Dumpert joins Team Human to explore the unusual half-waking dream states of hypnagogia and hypnopompia. In her new book, Liminal Dreaming, Dumpert shares her exploration of these dream spaces to show how they can improve sleep, mitigate anxiety and depression and aid creativity. On this episode Douglas and Jennifer explore all forms of the liminal - the spaces in between things - to understand how our ability to deal with these forms of ambiguity make human consciousness so unique. 

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Team Human is a production of the laboratory for digital humanism at Queens CUNY. Our new producer is Josh Chapdelaine, Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show, and Stephen Bartolomei is deeply missed.

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