Zero Squared #17: The Liminalist

Apr 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

horsley17Jason Horsley is the guest this week and we discuss his new podcast called The Liminalist. Jason Horsley is the author of several books including Matrix Warrior, The Blood Poets, and most recently Seen and Not Seen which came out from Zero Books in January.

Pauline Kael, the influential film critic for the New Yorker from 1968 to 1991, blurbed Horsley's book The Blood Poets. She wrote:

This hothead fantasist offers the excitement of a wild, paranoid style. He lives in the movies, explodes them from the inside, and shares his fevered trance with us. But he doesn’t lose his analytic good sense. He’s not just a hothead, he’s a hardhead, too. . . . He’s a marvellous critic. Tackling a new movie, he’ll hang in there until he’s balanced and sound. It’s always a surprise.

Horsley was, for a short while, my co-host on Zero Squared and I was pleased to speak to him again.

In this episode you’ll hear Bob Odenkirk imitating Charles Manson, the linguist John McWhorter discussing the strange history of the plural form in English, a couple of notes from the theme for the television show New Girl, the youtube star Ralph Skip Stevens describing Structuralism, the youtube star AlanKey86 with Auditory Illusion #3, and the audio track from promotional video from Utah.com called Four Corners: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, and Pierre Schaeffer's Apostrophe.

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2 Comments to “Zero Squared #17: The Liminalist”

  1. Keith says:

    What Doug was talking about is called the McGurk efffect. “Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) showed a significantly reduced McGurk effect than children without. However, if the stimulus was nonhuman (for example bouncing a tennis ball to the sound of a bouncing beach ball) then they scored similarly to children without ASD. Younger children with ASD show a very reduced McGurk effect, however, this diminishes with age. As the individuals grow up, the effect they show becomes closer to those that did not have ASD.” it seems sight often trumps sound

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0

  2. And synesthetes say, “What ball?”

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