EP66 Tyson Yunkaporta on Indigenous Knowledge

Tyson Yunkaport talks to Jim about GameB, indigenous cognition, elders & initiation, growth, spirit, sustainability agents, cryptocurrencies, cultural evolution, and much more…

Tyson Yunkaporta

Tyson Yunkaport talks to Jim about GameB, woodworking as a theory of mind & information entanglement, interconnected indigenous cognition, the iceman, taming crocodile, culture & systems designed to check narcissism, context-dependent leadership, the role of indigenous elders & cultural initiation, the commons, close vs open systems, roles & checks for sociopaths, complex vs complicated systems, humanity as a custodial species, finding balance & managing change, the money on money growth mindset, Avatar depression, debt jubilee dynamics, UBI, knowledge in rocks, spirit as metaphor, integrated information theory, flat earthers, operating protocols for sustainability agents, adaptation, holon interiors & exteriors, Holochain & cryptocurrencies, cultural evolution, and more.

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Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who is a member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. He lives in Melbourne and is the author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.