About SynTalk

Latest: #TKAK (The Kith And Kin, June 24, 2017)

Description: SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long term perspective. SynTalk believes that all understanding lies on nodes, and it therefore brings together concepts, ideas and impulses from different epistemological categories. SynTalk usually deals with disciplines such as art, mathematics, computer science, literature, logic, sciences, social sciences, philosophy, psychology, media, design, music, medicine, political theory, ecology, public policy, technology, economics, physics, anthropology, gaming, history, and artificial intelligence. SynTalk’s goal is to contribute & promote original interdisciplinary collaboration & research inside, outside and across academic institutions, companies, think tanks, independent intellectuals, students, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, connoisseurs, and common folk. In the long run, SynTalk aspires to become a global platform for fence-less thinking.

Design Philosophy: A SynTalk episode is one hour long, purely audio in its delivery format, and conceptual & theoretical in its structure. The audio format (as contrasted with the audio-visual), we believe, keeps the performative aspect to a minimum, is closer to thought, and fosters critical imagination. The conversations are spontaneous and strictly unscripted, unedited & uninterrupted. A typical episode has ideas, concepts and impulses from at least 3-4 different disciplines. These factors give our episodes a (somewhat) raw & unfinished texture. SynTalk does not aspire for icy perfection.

SynToy: The SynTalk team is also currently working on creating SynToy; a technology enabled personal resource for thinking, & playing with ideas and concepts. SynToy shall be released during Turn Three. You may track us on Twitter (@SynTalk) for regular updates.

Access: The episodes may be accessed or subscribed to for free via SoundCloud, iTunes, or the Episodes page link above. You may also track us on Twitter (@SynTalk, updated almost daily with concepts, thoughts & periodic announcements). You may download / bookmark links or apps on your preferred platform. SynTalk is committed to making its episodes available for free on all relevant internet-based platforms. We release almost four episodes every month (recordings happen on Saturdays and episodes are released on Sundays).

Team & More: The SynTalk team members (called Synners) are based in Mumbai, India. Those interested in volunteering as Synners (primarily research assistants, UI designers) may write to SynthesisTalk@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s