Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Ep. 85: Terry Tapp on Art, Culture, Religion, Psychedelics, & Picto-Philosophy

April 24, 2019


On this edition of Parallax Views, New York-based author, artist, and returning guest Terry Tapp joins us for a discussion of his latest creative endeavor, The Lungfish Project, which traverses questions of evolution, time, human origins, religion, storytelling, and more in the form of what Terry calls picto-philosophy. Terry explains how the Lungfish Project found inspiration in the late beatnik writer William S. Burroughs' rumination on the space age at the Nova Convention and how the project is influenced by such varied sources as religion, philosophy, storytelling, anti-authoritarianism, and much more. Additionally, Terry and I discuss his interest in psychedelics and where psychedelic culture has gone wrong in recent years, the idea of the cynic and the philosopher Diogenes of Sinope, the aesthetics of time, and much more.

A Serf's Journal: The Story of the United States' Longest Wildcat Strike by Terry Tapp (Zero Books, 2017)