This is a link to the eighth article of Ian's popular series entitled 'Alchemy and the Imagination'. The subject matter this time is the relationship between the New Physics and emerging post-postmodern perspectives on creativity. The article was delivered as a talk to the public via Bendigo Goldfields Library's 'Philosophy in the Library' series (Bendigo, Australia. June 4th 2012). Are writers, artists, musicians etc. Quantum travellers capable of sampling parallel words, other dimensions of being or the Implicate Order described by David Bohm?
Go to PDF of 'Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse: Creativity and the Multiverse', copyright Ian Irvine (Hobson), July 1st 2012, all rights reserved. See also the Scribd version of the article. The article is based on the draft of a talk delivered on June 4th 2012 at central Goldfields library, Bendigo, Australia. Image 'Visions of the Multiverse' copyright Peter Wiseman, 2012, all rights reserved.
See also:Ian's radio interview with James Roberts of Phoenix FM in which aspects of this article were discussed (among other things) on June 1st-2nd 2012.
Image: flyer for the talk 'Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse' (courtesy 'Philosophy in the Library' organisers and the Philosophy Club, Bendigo Australia) - talks are delivered the first Monday of most months.