Television Personality, Filmmaker, Philosopher
Television personality, filmmaker and philosopher, Jason Silva was recently described as “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from The Matrix.” Others have described Jason as “A Digital DJ, a re-vitalizer and remixer of optimism, and above all, a curator: of ideas, of inspiration, and of awe… like a trumpet player or modern-day digital Mingus, he jams, riffs and rhapsodizes through a tumbling thicket of ideas with such a sharp and vital alacrity that it can take the breath away. He’s a modern performance philosopher, reviving the vibe of Tim Leary and Buckminster Fuller and revivifying the dialogue that they started decades ago.”
From 2005 to 2011, Venezuela-born Silva was a presenter on Current TV, the Emmy winning, independent cable network started by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, where he hosted, wrote and produced over 100 hours of original content.
Jason recently launched a series of non-commercial micro-documentaries exploring the co-evolution of human and technology, the latest of which was called “stunning” by TED Conference owner and curator, Chris Anderson. Jason has recently spoken at Google, The Economist World in 2012 Ideas Festival, the prestigious DLD Digital Life Design Conference in Munich, The Singularity Summit in NYC, the PSFK Conference and will be presenting at TEDGlobal this summer.
Silva has been featured in The Atlantic, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and Wired, among many others. Silva was also featured as part of the GAP ‘Icons’ campaign.
Jason is currently in production on a new cable television series to be announced soon.
The Imaginary Foundation wrote of Jason’s most recent talks and short films that, “like some kind of Ontological DJ, he recompiles the source code of western philosophy by mixing and mashing it up into a form of recombinant creativity, which elevates understanding from the dry and prosaic, to a sensual cognitive romance.”
Silva resides in Los Angeles, California and New York City. In 2011 he became a fellow at the Hybrid Reality Institute, examining the symbiosis between man and machine.