Birthday 01/08
Company Santa Fe Institute + Future Fossils Podcast
Bio Paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield is a midwife to a new myth – helping to articulate emergent planetary culture and integrate art, science, and religion in a new way suited to our complex and accelerating age. As a writer on the intersection of evolutionary biology and the future of creativity, and as the host of Future Fossils Podcast, Michael helps map our place in the evolutionary landscape and our step into our role as ancestors-in-training. As a musician, Michael’s avant-acoustic guitar has opened hearts and minds everywhere from caves, museums, and jungles, to tea houses, yoga classes, and both folk and electronic music festivals. His tunes have been the soundtrack to documentaries, podcasts, weddings, childbirth, lovemaking, medicine ceremonies, and the FDA’s clinical trials for MDMA as a treatment for PTSD. As an artist, Michael’s verdant and exultant work draws inspiration from years of scientific illustration and live painting adventures everywhere from Burning Man to NASA to the Australian Outback. In addition to countless festival appearances and art directorships, he's held residencies in Boulder, Denver, Phoenix, Kansas City, New Orleans, and Austin.