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With the arrival of smartphones and social media, we were told that the world was becoming more connected. But as mental health declines while our digital addictions grow, it's clear that something human has been lost in the shuffle. On The I Project, we dive into the roots of this disconnection and explore new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. The I Project is the podcast of Immersioneer, a sense-making community focused on deepening human dialogue in the digital age. The podcast is hosted by founder Clancey Hilkene. ​

With the arrival of smartphones and social media, we were told that the world was becoming more connected. But as mental health declines while our digital addictions grow, it's clear that something human has been lost in the shuffle. On The I Project, we dive into the roots of this disconnection and explore new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. The I Project is the podcast of Immersioneer, a sense-making community focused on deepening human dialogue in the digital age. The podcast is hosted by founder Clancey Hilkene. ​

Location:

United States

Description:

With the arrival of smartphones and social media, we were told that the world was becoming more connected. But as mental health declines while our digital addictions grow, it's clear that something human has been lost in the shuffle. On The I Project, we dive into the roots of this disconnection and explore new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. The I Project is the podcast of Immersioneer, a sense-making community focused on deepening human dialogue in the digital age. The podcast is hosted by founder Clancey Hilkene. ​

Language:

English

Contact:

3107800298


Episodes

Creating Healthy Sexual Polarity

4/15/2020
Kelly Sue Milano returns to the podcast to discuss sexual polarity and practices that can deepen relationships during home-isolation and beyond. Special guest appearance by her partner Jamie Wollrab. --- ABOUT THE GUEST | Kelly Sue Milano is a co-owner of the all-female comic book label, HexComix, and the writer of their premiere title HEX11. She also teaches intuitive writing and is a practitioner at Practical Mystics, an online community that seeks to merge humanness and consciousness....

Duration:02:07:25

Music Therapy with Rosa & Sora

4/1/2020
Singer-songwriter Rosa Tu performs an assortment of original compositions and folk songs. Musician-singer Sora Harris-Vincent joins. Clancey does practically nothing. *Recorded in November of 2018. ---- ABOUT THE GUESTS: ROSA TU A multi-cultural New York-based singer/songwriter with a penchant for vocal harmony, Rosa writes to open up windows into the unconscious and bring listeners into themselves. While people stay home, searching for meaning in the mess of social media, news, and...

Duration:01:28:33

Discovering Stillness in Crisis

3/30/2020
Singer-songwriter Rosa Tu shares her music and explores the profound lessons that can emerge from crisis when we learn to sit still and truly be with ourselves. Recorded in November of 2018. ABOUT THE GUEST: ROSA TU A multi-cultural New York-based singer/songwriter with a penchant for vocal harmony, Rosa writes to open up windows into the unconscious and bring listeners into themselves. While people stay home, searching for meaning in the mess of social media, news, and...

Duration:03:46:30

Intimacy, Technology, and Trauma

3/20/2020
Psychologist Rick Raymond shares insights on mindfulness-based-therapies, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the hurdles to intimacy in the age of digital technology. *Recorded in the summer of 2019. ---- ABOUT THE GUEST ---- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Controlling for Blindspots in mental health practice Human connection in digital age Importance of physical immediacy in relationship Technology's impact on emotional range Unpleasant emotions as emotional...

Duration:02:02:21

Coronavirus & Collective Intelligence

3/14/2020
Clancey offers practical tips for navigating the Coronavirus while offering deeper perspective on what it says about systems change and the relationship between the individual and the collective. This episode is a call for collective intelligence and compassion amidst the growing metacrisis. The episode closes with a short guided meditation and some light breathwork. Video available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_BOTiFtHQg ---- Theme Music composed by B.E.N....

Duration:00:31:21

Every Note Counts

8/7/2019
George Karpasitis shares music from his debut EP The Sounds of Mar Vista and offers insights on the creative process, finding one's voice, and art's place in community-building. ---- ABOUT THE GUEST George Karpasitis is a Cypriot composer, guitarist and producer currently based in Los Angeles. Apart from writing music for film and video games, he also teaches and performs guitar as a soloist and with his band Runson Willis And The Holy Mountain. He began his musical journey on classical...

Duration:00:39:31

Recalibration & Refinement - The Purpose of The I Project

7/24/2019
Clancey offers a quick update on the purpose of The I Project. --- Theme music composed by B.E.N http://bit.ly/BENmusic

Duration:00:15:29

The Storytelling, Sensemaking Animal

9/12/2018
How humans make sense of the world, how society makes sense of us, and the various tensions that arise between the two. --- ABOUT THE GUEST Andrew Strenio is a mitigation specialist based out of New Orleans, providing services to poor people charged with capital crimes in Louisiana. Alongside this work, he constantly interrogates the role of the criminal justice system in our society. He is dedicated to developing and advancing alternative approaches to growing safe, equitable, and...

Duration:01:06:50

Conscious Sexuality: The Ultimate Nakedness

8/30/2018
Kelly Sue Milano returns to The Immersioneer Project to share more insights from her explorations in sexual empowerment, intimacy, and conscious partnership. --- SHOW NOTES: --- ABOUT THE GUEST | Kelly Sue Milano is a co-owner of the all-female comic book label, HexComix, and the writer of their premiere title HEX11. She also teaches intuitive writing and is a practitioner at Practical Mystics, an online community that seeks to merge humanness and consciousness. She also leads the...

Duration:00:31:11

The Best Things Can't Be Told

8/23/2018
Clancey sits down with community song leader and activist, Josh Blaine to talk about music, immediacy, and the power of song. --- About the guest: Josh Blaine is a community song leader and activist based out of Austin, TX where he leads the public in song in the Texas State Capitol rotunda every first and last Monday of the month. He also leads songs and chants at marches, rallies, protests, and organizing meetings for myriad social justice orgs and causes. --- Show Notes ---- THE...

Duration:01:10:12

Arrogance and Ignorance

8/16/2018
Clancey sits down with fellow Kansan-turned-Angeleno, Trent Ubben, to deconstruct the divide in America between the "coastal elites" and the "heartlanders". --- Show Notes NFL controversies CTE / police brutality The New Testament The telephone game of knowledge and the inevitability of subconscious spin Religion as means of understanding our purpose Heaven as beyond vs here and now. Ken Wilber (Ascenders, Descenders, evolution of consciousness) Intellect vs. Instinct Curiosity...

Duration:00:59:58

True Freedom: An Ode to the Estes Park Crew

7/7/2018
Clancey shares insights on psychological freedom coming out of his Fourth of July. ---- THE IMMERSIONEER PROJECT | With our political system in disarray, trust in media declining, cultural fractures deepening, and depression rates rising, many of us are turning inward to find some sanity in these chaotic times. Whether we’re turning to mindfulness, meditation, or mind-expanding substances, our exploration of inner space is advancing rapidly and bringing with it profound questions about the...

Duration:00:17:20

The Knowledge Cycle: Abundance, Attention, and The Modern Economy

6/30/2018
A deep dive into the modern economy, the future of capitalism, and never-ending battle for our attention. Topics explored: the evolution of the modern economy scarcity vs abundance status vs purpose ---- THE IMMERSIONEER PROJECT | With our political system in disarray, trust in media declining, cultural fractures deepening, and depression rates rising, many of us are turning inward to find some sanity in these chaotic times. Whether we’re turning to mindfulness, meditation, or...

Duration:00:59:37

Separateness, Technology, and Overcoming the Digital Divide

6/21/2018
Marko Vasiljevic joins The Immersioneer Project for a deep dive into the current technological landscape, future possibilities, and how we can keep our sanity (and find purpose) amidst the acceleration of our modern time. Hint: It's more than just putting our phones down. ---- SHOW NOTES: The Shadow of You / Passing data through time Genes / Reproduction as Data Transfer Finding your path through curiousity Curiosity's role in human consumption The trap(pings) of novelty Note from...

Duration:01:10:50

Meditation #1 with Clancey

6/13/2018
A guided meditation with Clancey. ---- SHOW DESCRIPTION: With our political system in disarray, trust in media declining, cultural fractures deepening, and depression rates rising, many of us are turning inward to find some sanity in these chaotic times. Whether we’re turning to mindfulness, meditation, or mind-expanding substances, our exploration of inner space is advancing rapidly and bringing with it profound questions about the nature of human identity and modern society. Blending...

Duration:00:19:49

Guitars, Purpose, and A Higher Power

6/7/2018
Runson Willis III stops by The Immersioneer Project to play music off his new record Colored Musics. In between songs, Clancey and Runson talk about the power of music, finding your purpose, and learning how to trust in life's invisible design. --- Key Beats Runson's music at: 4:00, 18:33, 25:45, 29:00, 33:15, 41:00, 1:02:40 Topics explored: Intuition and The Inner Knower Needs vs Wants Overcoming religious "baggage" ---- "You put a funky beat behind the truth and the masses will...

Duration:01:08:34

Self-Protection, Self-Censorship, and The Creative Process

5/30/2018
Clancey sits down with writer and poet Noro Otitigbe to discuss the creative process, the inner critic, and how to push beyond creative resistance. ---- ABOUT THE GUEST Noro Otitigbe is a Los Angeles based writer and poet. Her work explores the topics of individual identity, culture, and suicide. She recently completed a compilation of essays, and poems entitled Suicide Notes; A compilation of Thoughts About Life. ---- SHOW DESCRIPTION: With our political system in disarray, trust in...

Duration:01:09:18

Mind, Memory, and The Power of a 'Second Telling'

5/24/2018
Clancey sits down with Ciuin Doherty to explore the mind's mechanisms for dealing with trauma and techniques for integrating it. Topics explored: modern masculinity, right/left brain differences, self-regulation, trauma, disassociated neural nets, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), personality development, the "gut" brain, attachment theory, the reptilian brain, and cultivating Presence. Mentions: Bonnie Badenoch, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Campbell, Sue Johnson, Steven...

Duration:01:07:00

Sexuality - Paradigms of the Unknown

5/11/2018
Clancey sits down with Kelly Sue Milano for a far-reaching exploration into sexual identity, gender roles, and the "irrational" side of human experience. Topics explored include: sexual identity, sexual energy, tantra, masturbation as a meditative practice, menstruation's relationship with the moon, astrology, The Kaballah, the limits of the rational mind to explain reality, and ways to navigate into the unknown (and the unconscious). ---- ABOUT THE GUEST: Kelly Sue Milano is a co-owner...

Duration:01:27:19

Depression - And Other Invisible Obstacles

5/2/2018
Clancey sits down with street artist TrustyScribe to talk about mental health, depression, and reframing the egoic narrative. Topics explored include: boredom's role in creativity, the "selfless" act, global warming, and the challenge of finding truth in the post-information age. ---- With our political system in disarray, trust in media declining, cultural fractures deepening, and depression rates rising, many of us are turning inward to find some sanity in these chaotic times. Whether...

Duration:00:34:48