Michael Garfield – How To Live in the Future: New Animation Collab | New Stickers & T-Shirt | "City of Jewels" Video

27 June 2013

New Animation Collab | New Stickers & T-Shirt | "City of Jewels" Video

"Perspectives arise in emptiness: such is the beginning of sentient worlds."
Ken Wilber

(a video collaboration w/ Ben Ridgway)

For those of you who haven't taken a swim in my festival lecture archives or listened to my recent appearance on the Psychedelic Salon podcast, let me just say that the juicy intersection between cosmic evolutionary dynamics and personal creativity is one of my favorite topics.  

A big piece of that puzzle is how new levels of selfhood appear through the integration of simpler selves – like single cells coming together to form multicellular organisms – and this is called an evolutionary transition in individuality.  After working with award-winning video artist Ben Ridgway on this amazing collaboration, I feel like I just went through one!  Take 93 seconds to launch yourself into the metamorphic landscape of imagination as Ben mutates my art and his while I riff on the connection between improv and the evolutionary process.  ...I mean, wow.

"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."


Four of my most popular paintings – "Tunnel To The Moon," "As Awesome As Three Unicorns," "Every Day Is A New Year," and "Seraphim" – now available on vibrant weather-resistant vinyl stickers.  

I put one next to my Macbook's trackpad to keep my hands off the aluminum chassis – I hear that absorbing aluminum through your skin may be bad for your health.  After a few days of buffing it with my palms, the color is totally durable – that pattern isn't going anywhere!  These are also perfectly sized for water bottles, notebooks, car windows...that kind of thing.

Buy a set today and you'll automatically get a free download code for my new tunes.


16 minutes of gorgeous HD landscape videography (courtesy of my GoPro Camera) accompanies the second half of my new EP, City of Jewels.  Spacious, soaring, exultant instrumental acoustic electronica.  Enjoy!  You can download the entire EP here on a pay-what-you-like basis.

(Editor's Note: "The Landscape Channel" is an idea that came from a conversation with my buddy Tourmaline Todd about our imaginary favorite TV station.  It's his idea as much as it is mine, if it can be said to be anyone's at all.)


What can I say except, "Yay, they're finally here!"  This shirt was a hit during the kickstarter campaign for Ravenectar's awesome dye-sublimation printed apparel, and they're finally taking public orders.  You can grab one for yourself to the tune of $50.  (But just a heads up – I have some other shirts in the queue with these guys that upped the ante, as far as I'm concerned.)


I've been so busy with my music, writing, and tour recently that my time for custom hat work has taken a serious hit.  But I'm still trickling them out as fast as I can...if you'd like to inquire about ordering one for yourself, feel free to drop me a line.

Upcoming Festivals

Just a few highlights from what is shaping up to be a totally awesome tour of the Southeast this July and August.  Check out my full tour schedule here.


Thank you for reading and have a magnificent week!