|Born||Jason Luis Silva
February 6, 1982
|Alma mater||University of Miami|
|Film, philosophy, future studies|
Silva earned a degree in film and philosophy from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He, along with Max Lugavere, produced and starred in a video documentary/performance piece entitled "Textures of Selfhood"—an experimental film about hedonism and spirituality.
An active and prolific speaker, Silva has spoken at Google, The Economist Ideas Festival, the prestigious DLD Digital Life Design Conference in Munich, TEDGlobal, the Singularity Summit, the PSFK Conference, and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
At TEDGlobal in June 2012, Jason premiered "Radical Openness," a new short video. In September 2012, Silva presented his Radical Openness videos at the opening keynote at Microsoft TechEd Australia. Radical Openness was also featured in his presentation at La Ciudad de las Ideas conference on November 10, 2012.
In 2013, Silva became the host of Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel. The show set a record as the highest rated series launch in Nat Geo's history, with an average of 1.5 million viewers for the first two episodes. In Brain Games are Jason Silva – host (season 2 – present), Apollo Robbins – sleight-of-hand artist, "deception specialist", Eric LeClerc – illusionist, Max Darwin – illusionist, Ben Baily – comedian, Jay Painter – comedian (season 2 episode 5, "Power of Persuasion"), Andrei Jikh - cardist (season 4 episode 9, "Patterns"), Shara Ashley Zeiger – improviser, Bill Hobbs – author, Jordan Hirsch – improviser, Amanda Hirsch – improviser, Steve Schirripa (season 2 episode 12, "Liar, Liar"), Art Shapiro – American University, Amy Bastian, Alex Todorov - Princeton University, Brady Barr, Brian Scholl – Yale University, Coren Apicella – psychologist, University of Pennsylvania, Chess Stetson – Caltech, Dan Simons, Frans De Waal – Emory University, Forrest Griffin - UFC fighter (season 3 episode 8, "Mind Your Body"), Helen Fisher - anthropologist, Rutgers University, Jim Coan – psychologist, University of Virginia, Jonah Berger – University of Pennsylvania, Joshua Ackerman – MIT, Kamran Fallahpour – Brain Resource Center, Karen Wynn, Laurie Santos - Yale University, Mark Changizi – theoretical neurobiologist, Michael Bisping - UFC fighter (season 3 episode 8, "Mind Your Body), Rhoda Boone - Food artist (season 4 episode 7, "Food"), Shankar Vedantam – NPR science correspondent, Susan Carnell - Johns Hopkins University, Suzzane Dikker, Sri Sarma – Asst. Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Scott Barry Kaufman and Sara Mednick - University of California.
Shots of Awe
In May 2013, Jason started a YouTube channel on the Discovery Digital Networks TestTube Network called "Shots of Awe". The weekly episodes are micro-documentaries exploring creativity, innovation, exponential technology, futurism, metaphysics, existentialism and the human condition. Zoltan Istvan, editor for the Huffington Post, wrote that Shots of Awe is a blend of philosophy and art and has been massively popular to the younger generation.
His film ATTENTION: The Immersive Power of Cinema is part of the exhibition 'KINO und der kinamatografische Blick' ('CINEMA and the cinamatographic gaze'), 20 March - 2 June 2013, at MEWO Kunsthalle in Memmingen (Germany).
- "A Timothy Leary for the Viral Video Age". The Atlantic. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- Gorman, Steve. "Al Gore collects interactive Emmy for Current TV". http://www.reuters.com/. Reuters. Retrieved 23 March 2015. External link in
- "Jason Silva Bio". CAA Speakers. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- Silva, Jason. "Radical Openness". Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- Silva, Jason. "Radical Openness". Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- Silva, Jason. "We Are The Gods Now". Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Silva, Jason. "Brain Games is National Geographic's Highest-Rated Series Premiere Ever". Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Silva, Jason. "Shots of Awe". Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces, Huffington Post, (June 5, 2014).
- "Jason Silva speaking at the Ideas Economy Conference in Innovation". Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Why We Could All Use a Heavy Dose of Techno-optimism". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Radical Openness: A Trip Through Our Next Frontier". Forbes. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Four Steps To Finding Inspiration, From An Idea DJ". Forbes. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- Alex Knapp, Jason Silva Muses on Humans Turning Into Gods, Forbes, (Aug. 5, 2011).
- "Jason Silva’s Captivating Videos Deliver a Dose of ‘Techno-Optimism’". Wired. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Hybrid Reality Fellows". Hybrid Reality Institute. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Jason Silva: Wonder junkie". CBS. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Q&A - Tanya Plibersek, Kelly O'Dwyer, Mark Carnegie, Elliot Perlman & Jason Silva". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab". YouTube. 11 October 2013.
- Silva, Jason. "Joe Rogan Experience Podcast". Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Jason Silva's Official Web Site
- Jason Silva's YouTube channel
- Jason Silva's Vimeo
- Jason Silva at the Internet Movie Database