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Talking Heads

Overview

The “Cultural Masseur Talking Heads Podcast Series” serves as a free space for conversations and curious hearts. Our hosts together with guests speakers from all walks of life, will invoke interdisciplinary conversations to explore on topics from the up and coming trendies rise of NFT (Non-Fungible Token) to the most ancient question of the body and self relationship. 

The podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The latest series is “Corporeality vs Virtuality” , and we will explore where humanity is heading towards with the rise of the ‘metaverse’. Does the physical world still matters when almost everything today can go virtual? Will immortality come true? 

Get ready for a mind-blowing journey with us at Cultural Masseur Talking Heads Podcast!


EP01 Metaverse: A Myth Comes True

The Metaverse is not a new concept. Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have been living in multiple imagined realities in a culture-nature duality. But with the rise of the metaverse, do these ancient imaginations come true? In this episode, Cultural Masseur Talking Heads Podcast Series will take out the speculative tokenomics undertones of the Metaverse and explore its various dimensions starting with the philosophical lens.

Date: 14 Apr 2022


EP02 Metaverse 101

In this episode, Cultural Masseur Talking Heads Podcast Series will feed everybody with the most fundamental concepts about the Metaverse, such as the blockchain technology and its applications. We will shed light on how this technology is going to revolutionise our today and our future.

Date: 28 Apr 2022


EP03 Metaverse and the Body and Mind

The rise of the Metaverse begs the question of whether the human body still matters in the future. Indeed the Metaverse is opening up a world of infinite possibilities where only your imagination is the limit. But then does it mean that we can just leave behind our corporeal existence? What significance does our body then left with?

Date: 12 May 2022


Fireside Chat: Nahum Romero

Featuring: Nahum Romero

What would Earth say if she has a voice?

Come sit around our first Fireside chat with Nahum Romero, an artist, a musician, a poet as well as an advocate for an interdisciplinary space narrative.

Date: 19 May 2022


EP04 Metaverse Updates!

In a time where NFT value is decreasing, this episode of CM Talking Heads discusses different stakeholders’ perspectives and the recent Trial and Error’s controversy on producing their own NFTs. With an unpredictable value change of NFT, would you still take risks and buy it?

Date: 26 May 2022


EP05 The Metaverse Experience

Featuring: Ray LC

Are sensorial experiences seemingly lost in the Metaverse? Scientists are now working to rewire human sensations by developing wearable tools for people to explore performative brain waves to control elements virtually. How exactly is the experience like when we venture into the Metaverse?

Date: 08 Jun 2022


Fireside Chat: Meimei

Featuring: Meimei

How do we recentre eastern forms of knowledge again? As our second Fireside Chat with Ikebana assistant, Meimei, we learn about her self institute project titled ‘Our Paths Cross Again’. Meimei is not only an accomplished Ikebana practitioner, but also is a food experimenter, permaculture lover and artist.

Date: 16 Jun 2022


EP06 “Meme-taverse”

Meme is defined as “an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations”. The transmission of memes often carries a prophetic nature and reveals to us what humanity is heading towards. What then, do memes have to say about the Metaverse?

Date: 23 Jun 2022


EP07 Metaverse as our New Paradise for Creativity

Featuring: Erich Wong (Head of Growth(HK), SANDBOX)

Having discussed so many different aspects about the Metaverse, we will turn our attention to its implication on creativity. Does the seemingly ‘free’ world ignite more creativity or will the opposite prevail? This episode will be taking place in a form of the Metaverse itself.

Date: 28 Jul 2022


Fireside Chat: Day Day Care, Night Night Care

Featuring: Chester Wong, Ho Mingyan, Amy Cheung

Ever wondered why your psychology test always falls short; or ends up in self-fulling prophecy? Perhaps the genie in the bottle is trapped within your false-self.

This episode invites the three main art practitioners from Theatre, Dance and Concept Arts to discuss with us how a Performative Workshop can help unveil our true-self.
*Conducted in Cantonese

 

Date: 3 Aug 2022


Fireside Chat: Rock Hill Street

Featuring: Yeung Tung@Rock Hill Street, Marstn@Rock Hill Street

Like a rising star from the ashes of the universe, it is the duo who released《石山派》(School of Rock Hill), Rock Hill Street. Since then, Ladder Street has a new electronic-inspired energy. Bringing with them an explosion of Ibiza-inspired energy, the pair, Yeung Tung and Marstn, will bring their infections energy to the Shouson Theatre for an inaugural audiovisual concert with Spaceartist NahumRomero

This episode we will dig deep with Yeung Tung about her experience studying 6901, also with Masrtn and his process of reflexive daily self-reflection and improvement. The two also shares about the cosmic vision to create poetry of, and with, our mother earth!

*Conducted in Cantonese

Date: 18 Aug 2022


EP:08 Everyday in the Metaverse…or not?

Time for something practical, everyday, lifestyle or more in the Metaverse! Our hosts will share some on-going projects in the metaverse that attempt to solve problems in the real world today. How far can we go?

This episode we will dig deep with Yeung Tung about her experience studying 6901, also with Masrtn and his process of reflexive daily self-reflection and improvement. The two also shares about the cosmic vision to create poetry of, and with, our mother earth!

Date: 08 Sep 2022

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