Shots of Awe is a new web series hosted by “performance philosopher” Jason Silva that features lightning flashes of philosophy that might blow your mind in three minutes or less.
Hosted on Discovery’s TestTube network, the series discusses everything from the universe to technology, society, science, and much more, all in the tone of the boundary-pushing lectures of Alan Watts. If Carl Sagan or Timothy Leary had been born in the YouTube age, their videos might have looked something like this. Silva travels outside of the box that your brain normally resides and causes you to ponder life in the more philosophical sense. Check out the premiere episode above. After a couple of minutes, your brain may begin to melt. [TestTube]