Ian Cheng, artist and author of Emissary's Guide To Worlding, visits The Stoa to discuss the emerging art of Worlding. From the book's blurb:
"What is a World? How do I create a World? How do I keep a World alive? And when should I set it free?
There is an unnatural art emerging, ripe for our strange and complex times: Worlding.
Emissary's Guide To Worlding is for anyone interested in bridging the complexity Worlding with the finitude of human psychology. Reflecting on his experience making Emissaries, artist Ian Cheng derives practical methods for seeing and making Worlds as a whole-brain activity. To create a World, we must summon the artistic masks who already live inside us but rarely get to exercise their power. We will get to know the masks of the Director, the Cartoonist, the Hacker, and the Emissary."