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David Boles: Human Meme

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This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!

This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!

Location:

United States

Description:

This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!

Twitter:

@DavidBoles

Language:

English

Contact:

212.321.3700


Episodes

Rules of Love

9/23/2021
Do we love to forgive or forget? In this final episode arc about our three Rules of the Human Condition, we examine the riddle of love. If we are required to love someone, must we also like them? We are labeled by definition, and we suffer in consternation -- all in the guise of the immutable emotion we can never really own or offer.

Duration:00:13:25

Rules of Attraction

9/16/2021
Attraction repels and conjugates; we must know the difference. If we are to understand what binds us, we need to recognize the needs, and the desires of attraction, even if unrequited, but expressed. This is Part II in our Rules of the Human Condition series.

Duration:00:09:25

Rules of Affection

9/9/2021
Affection is often misplaced, but not misunderstood. In the first part of a three part series on the human condition, we dig into the memes of affection, and how we react to expressions of fondness that bind us while also separating us.

Duration:00:09:56

Anxiety Aesthetic

9/2/2021
Our lives are ruled by anxiousness; our dreams are filled with exhalations. The anxious among us seek an aesthetic release from fear and want comfort in understanding, but the world is set against those who are uncertain, and without design, and so selfishness begins to creep up as the replaceable equivalency of a society edged by fear.

Duration:00:09:41

Promise of a Lifetime

8/26/2021
We want everything to last forever. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life, or promises in love. We bet our money against the odds of the lifetime guarantee, and when time, and luck, run out, we are upset to learn the promise was broken before it was even made.

Duration:00:08:10

Deconstructed Expectation

8/19/2021
To create a great society, we must first deconstruct our interactions. To achieve greatness, we must leave behind something meaningful. We sacrifice for the greater good. We leave behind the better bad. Together, we defeat a shared, looming, death.

Duration:00:11:52

Everything is Forever

8/12/2021
The paper world burned; the digital world is transferable. Our privacy has mutated into reams of information that can be used against us by our entertainment outlets, and our governments. Where is the one safe space left open to us? Today, we discover the answer to that question.

Duration:00:11:15

Virtue Signalling Advertising

8/5/2021
Body shaming makes its TV advertising debut in the guise of a false celebration. There's a fine line between being Woke, Virtue Signalling, and making fun of people all in order to sell us soap and body lotion. We are valued only by what we buy because that's the real Average American Dream.

Duration:00:11:57

Law and Order Recluse

7/29/2021
We find comfort in the punishing familiar. When society boils, we turn to the well-known, and the predictable. The police television drama, the cop follow-along, the scripted emergency rescue, have all placed the honor of justice over the badge of valor; and yet, the bad intentions are still among us. The American West was won, with the gun, and we are still searching for the setting sun.

Duration:00:09:36

How to Cover “Wish You Were Here”

7/22/2021
Covering a famous song is an uneasy task for the unanticipated. For example, Pink Floyd's haunting song "Wish You Were Here" is not a soft lullaby, but a confrontational lament. Too many amateur performers choose the wrong method for the retelling; here's how to fix that problem.

Duration:00:11:57

Everything Points to Itself

7/15/2021
From circles, to spirals, to straight lines; we remain our own worst enemy. The self prefers introspection over outer innovation. It is safer, and warmer, to remain self-reverent instead of exponentially helping others exploit their cold talents for human conclusion, and community consciousness.

Duration:00:10:11

From Bobby Fischer to AlphaZero

7/8/2021
Chess can be beautiful in its expansive logic. Bobby Fischer taught us that chess could be played, and won, beyond the board; and AlphaZero shows us that chess imagined by a computer can be even more creative in process than the previous human mind.

Duration:00:19:10

Design Theory vs. Experienced Living

7/1/2021
Architects should be required to live in their own designs. Too often the theory of implementation becomes more important than the actual pleasurable living experience in a designed space. It is not enough to create beauty without also adding functionality to a protected space.

Duration:00:12:51

No Advocacy Advocates

6/24/2021
To be an advocate, you must care about the end. Too often, the False Advocate is not in the world for the goodness of it, but merely for the temporary, self-staking glory that reeks from publicity, and social media. We need to find a way, together, to press back against unserious idols who live to trick us, and fake results!

Duration:00:07:58

The Moral Society

6/17/2021
The immoral outnumber us, yet they claim to be the majority. We cannot be corrupted by the "second chancers" and by those who do not wish us to be better human animals. We must always work together, to form a better society, where character, and deeds, matter.

Duration:00:11:37

Things Fall Apart

6/10/2021
When things come undone, we search to blame. It isn't enough for us to accept a failure. No, for closure, we need just one reason for the fall, but only one reason. Neil Young taught us that, sometimes, there are a thousand reasons for a fall and that fact alone needs to be the answer.

Duration:00:11:22

Performative Grief

6/3/2021
We cannot be left alone to learn community rituals. We become one, together, by sharing information, and by teaching expectation; and if time is not spent on bringing young minds into the human rituals of society, we become, and then remain, broken and alone as a people.

Duration:00:12:23

Skinflint: Blood in the Stone

5/27/2021
Cheap is not the path to generosity. You've met the skinflint. You know the cheapskate. You might even be one of them; but there are few things in life more disappointing than being told after the fact that you owe someone money. Here's how to deal with the deadbeat payer.

Duration:00:13:36

When Dummies Decide

5/20/2021
There's a difference between being dumb, and being a Dummy. A whole book publishing industry is dedicated to those who self-identify as a Dummy; but what do we make of those who are proud of just being dumb, and unwilling, and protected from learning anything new? The biggest threat to a safe society is the self-identifying, self-comforting, and self-condemning, dumb person.

Duration:00:13:26

The 300-lb Ballerina

5/13/2021
A human aesthetic is created to celebrate, not humiliate. What do we choose to value in Art? Is inclusion more important than ability? Do we care more for participation than precision in performance? Some among us want to change the look, and resonance, of the traditional performance Arts; but do we want to so quickly toss away a 500-year-old standard?

Duration:00:11:51