Intro: Nefarious from the Album EgoWhore by HoodooEngine which Jamie co-produces and does bass and rhythm guitar for
The main thrust of Narrative Machines is the way in which myths function in our lives
How the conflict with our longing to connect with the sacred leads to seeking re-connection in the form of reified ideology in the current “Meme Wars”
Jean Baudrillard’s book Simulacra and Simulation
The concept of hyper reality and how social interactions are mediated by social media
Post Modernism and Deconstructionism; skepticism towards all ultimate truths Hobbes vs. Rousseau: the debate over human nature
Jamie’s illustrations in Narrative Machines
The Artist David Mack
Aesthetic theory and how artist can affect the world politically Interrogation Machine – Laibach and NSK
Aleksander Dugin, Nick Land, and Neo-Reaction
The relation between myth, retro-aesthetic creative movements like vaporwave, and the current cultural climate
The 80’s Retro themed show Stranger Things
The aesthetics of Horror and horror writer Thomas Ligotti
Surrealism and connecting to the sacred or primal force
Jamie’s book Join My Cult!, occultism, and Aleister Crowley David Bowie Inspires Jamie’s Upcoming Book, “Masks”
Yukio Mishima’s Confessions of a Mask
Jamie’s involvement in the goth industrial music scene of the 90’s and 00’s
The ways in which virtual reality, myth, and “the real world” have collided
Alternate Reality Games, the film The Game, and playing with peoples perception of reality through media
Eraserhead Pressand his first book Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden
Pilleater’s bizarro fiction piece, Nana’s Song, and Edward Lee’s Brain Cheese Buffet
Ass Goblins of Auschwitz
New-wave science-fiction: Harlan Ellison, Samuel R. Delany, and William Gibson’s cyberpunk.
Weekly World News and “the cult selection of video stores.” VHS culture: http://stanvhs.tumblr.com/
Peppermint Park and Wonder Showzen.
The aesthetics of Vaporware and bizarro fiction. Sam Pink, Gary J. Shipley, and Portlandia culture.
The Blair Witch Project, Ring, Channel 0, and Creepypastas.
Ren & Stimpy, Rocky’s Modern Life, dark cartoons.
David Lynch and Harmony Korine.
Robert Stark’s upcoming Novel.
Comic books, pictures, and the book industry.
Bizarro fiction in academia.
Die You Doughnut Bastards
Superjail, Pig, Goat, Banana, Cricket and Xavier Renegade Angel.
Postmodernism, Don DeLillo, and House of Leaves. THOMAS LIGOTTI, Nine-Banded Books, Jim Goad.
The Alt-Right, Alt-Left, and political ideologies. Laibach and Zizek.
Ryan Andrew’s The Birth of Prudence. Theme and aesthetics.
Boards of Canada, John R. Dilworth, and nostalgia
Chris Korda and the Church of Euthanasia
Internet memes, meme magic, identity politics, and the Alt-left.
Andy Nowicki, Yukio Mishima, Japanese writers.
Slam Dunk and FLCL
Bizarro films, cartooning, and mental images