Michael Garfield – How To Live in the Future: Michael

Michael

Michael Garfield (Austin, Texas) is the world's only paleontologist-futurist, a new-mythographer whose work in every medium articulates a vision of emergent planetary renaissance – and celebrates the curiosity and play required of us in an age when evolution has become technology.

Public speaker, essayist, avant-guitarist, and live painter, Michael bears the standard for a lineage of scholar-mystics rooted in their common awe of natural history and the living world – even as he challenges the categories of "technology" and "nature," pointing past our hyperlinked ideas to the immediate and indivisible reality that's available to us in every moment.


"Michael is a bio-mechanical lightning rod, he possess a keen intellect and possibly too much talent, and I have never seen him do anything other than stimulate, antagonise, elevate, shake-not-stir, and generally get involved in the center of where ever his roaming griot spirit might be..."
– James Oroc, author of Tryptamine Palace

"If the society we are moving towards is one where artists like Michael pervade the scene,
then that is a society I judge worthy for my children."
– Matt Bovard, for LostinSound.org

"A demiurgic force to be reckoned with (let’s just be glad that he’s on the side of conscious culture). He’s a masterful thinker, poet-philosopher, visionary artist, musician…and there’s at least a slight possibility that he’s a cyborg from the future.  Wherever and whenever he’s from, I’m pleased that he’s here to share his revolutionary yet frolicsome music and deeply important ideas."
- Ryan Greendyk, founder of Light Lab

"One of the true pioneering maverick spirits within the movement that not only philosophizes about the grand merit of living mindfully, but also practices focused action steps tirelessly to ground [his] ethos into a truly commendable lifestyle. I tip my hat in appreciation."
Ehren Cruz, founder-director of Solpurpose.com

"You inspire me."
Allan Badiner, author of Zig Zag Zen

"Michael Garfield is the ultimate psychedelic visionary artist of many outlets – musician, painter, and speaker, an all encompassing presence."
Treethugger

"An avalanche of synthetic media and eco-delic content."
Mitch Mignano, editor at Synergetic Press

"An accomplished writer, performer, composer and painter on top of being a skilled guitarist...His personality is as interesting and compelling as his music and art."

"The generational remake of psychedelic performance philosophy."

"Michael Garfield is amazingly well-spoken and his artwork is amazing too...ranges in between trippy and breathtaking. It is incredible that the rewards system of our society is set up in such a way that someone as brilliant as he is is living out of the back of a trailer."
- Charles Eisenstein, author of The Ascent of Humanity & Sacred Economics 

"A true artist by nature, his star shines bright wherever he is performing or with whatever type of project he chooses to tackle."
- Caeli La, LostInSound

"Michael is simply a behemoth in this culture of creativity and deep analytical thought."
Gratifly Music & Arts Festival

"Adept at creating a refreshing space for delving deeply into self exploration, cultural transformation, and everything in between."
Michael Henderson, Evolver Baltimore

"Truly compelling and eloquent, congratulations! I felt the audiences hearts and minds expanding with each minute."
Krystleyez, visionary artist

"You're masterful with words, sir."
Luke Redfield, singer-songwriter

"Regardless of medium, [Michael] is able to express himself uniquely and passionately, and inspire others in the process.  Be sure to check out his excellent work."

"A highly creative and articulate artist of life...discover for yourself some of this dynamic renaissance man’s creations. For me, Michael beautifully articulates where we are in our chaotic, evolutionary, post-rational transition phase."
"Michael's art and music and mind should be in the Smithsonian!  They should create a special wing for him!  A bbq hot wing with trancendental sauce!  And let him out to play at festivals..."
- Dr. Norman Katz, hypnotherapist & founder of 3SidedWhole

"I am envious of your lexicon and understanding of bio-evolution...I feel like you have a lot of solid answers tying [human speciation] together with technology."
- Andrew Johner, director of Electronic Awakening

"Seems unfair to the rest of us to have all that talent in one place, but there you are."
Brian Browne Walker, author & translator

"Being your friend is like having a front row seat to awesome things."


"Michael Garfield has a way with his words."
"[Michael has] a wonderful ability to articulate the difficult and complex divinity of this world."

"Reminded me of the first time I heard Noam Chomsky speak; effortlessly, fluidly, articulately mesmerizing! Thank you for your words and the energy behind them. You navigate with grace and wisdom."
– Jane Maru

"His extremely unique choice of media, color-palettes, and content is absolutely singular, eye-catching, 
intellectually and emotionally evocative, fun and beautiful."

"Pieces that portray the intricacy of natural forms and demand the undivided attention of spectators."
Gravitas Recordings' List of Favorite Artists

"Gorgeous."
Bryce Widom, painter