Artistic Path is Crooked Path

John F. Simon and Vincent Horn

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John F. SimonIn this latest podcast from Tricycle | Buddhist Geeks, Vincent Horn interviews John F. Simon, a visual artist and software programmer whose work can be found in prominent museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was also one of the app designers on the world’s first app album, from Björk, called Biophilia. In the podcast, Simon speaks plainly about his long-standing search for the source of creativity, and how that search has led him to explore a contemplative Buddhist practice. Simon describes the strategy he uses to search for the source of his creativity and the parallels this strategy shares with meditation teacher Daniel Ingram’s map of the progress of insight, a detailed description of the 16 stages of insight that ends at the first stage of enlightenment.

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John F. Simon speaks with Vincent Horn