The PSY PHI Podcast is hosted by Mitch Schultz and uses a transdisciplinary approach to provide context to our quickly changing world. Exploring an array of themes with some of the greatest thinkers on the planet, we sift through information for pattern recognition.
From an early age, my curiosity of the unknown universe forged my path in storytelling. With over 20 years of creative experience as a transmedia producer, experience designer, and educator, my work explores the inherent connections among consciousness, nature, culture, and the evolving human mythology.
In the early ‘90s the confluence of art, information, and technology became the perfect storm for the germination of ideas that continue to inspire me today. My academic research (‘95-‘03) at UT Austin and New York University focused on communication theory, information technology, and media production.
During my education I mentored with visionary producer Tommy Pallotta on films (Waking Life), music videos (Destiny, In the Waiting Line), and the interactive sci-fi mystery (Amnesia Moon). In 2003, I launched Spectral Alchemy as a creative interface for my work and continued to develop my skills over the next decade: indie/studio development, broadcast, interactive design, and commercial production.
In 2009, I decided to focus exclusively on my personal creative vision. As a result, my first documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, premiered two years later and became an instant cult classic. The DMTRMX project, an open source media library and emergent storyworld, became the inspiration for MYTHAPHI.
My ongoing curiosity of the future and academic musings on cultural evolution have led to speaking appearances at conferences (Bioneers, SXSW), universities, festivals (Burning Man), and nonprofits (IONS) across North & South America, Europe, and Australia (OoC Tour).