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Laurence Scott

Book Shambles with Robin and Josie

Everyone from Robin to Alan Moore has talked about Picnic Comma Lightning on the podcast so we thought it high time we had its author, Laurence Scott, on the show to talk about. Joined by guest co-host Bec Hill, they chat about the new reality of the digital age, the Fyre Festival, Nabokov, Virginia Woolf and more. Support the podcast at patreon.com/bookshambles to get extended editions of each and every episode.

44mins

4 Apr 2019

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#064 Life Online & Death In Reality (with Laurence Scott)

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

We talk about the nature of reality, both virtual, physical and psychological and how these realms intersect and inform us. And what particularly about this time we're living in is difficult and challenging.Laurence Scott is the author of "The Four-Dimensional Human" and "Picnic Comma Lightning" and occasionally  hosts the BBC Radio 3 show "Free Thinking".

1hr 36mins

26 Jan 2019

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Reality in the Digital World | Laurence Scott

Philosophy For Our Times

Our worlds were once human and solid, but now our lives are increasingly virtual. What place has reality in this fantasy world? In this episode of Philosophy for our Times, ‘Picnic Comma Lightning’ author Laurence Scott explores the challenges of finding meaning amidst the digital noise.In association with the New College of the Humanities: bit.ly/2FdPgLDSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

2 Jan 2019

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Laurence Scott on Picnic Comma Lightning: In Search of a New Reality

Shakespeare and Company: Writers discuss their books

We were joined by the brilliant writer and academic Laurence Scott, to discuss his latest book Picnic Comma Lightning: In Search of a New Reality.

1hr 2mins

23 Oct 2018

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Out of My Head: Tim Parks and Laurence Scott

London Review Bookshop Podcast

Out of My Head tells the highly personal and often surprisingly funny story of Tim Parks' quest to discover more about consciousness. It seems not a day goes by without a discussion on whether computers can be conscious, whether our universe is some kind of simulation, whether the mind is unique to humans or spread out across the universe. Out of My Head aims to explore these ideas via metaphysical considerations and laboratory experiments in terms we can all understand and invites us to see space, time, colour and smell, sounds and sensations in an entirely new way. Parks was in conversation with Laurence Scott, author of The Four-Dimensional Human and Picnic Comma Lightning: In Search of a New Reality (Heinemann). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

5 Sep 2018