A mystical exploration of the electric mosaic. Join Professor Rachel Fulton Brown and her co-host Kilts Khalfan on a magical journey through the mythology, symbolism, and poetic alchemy of our digital sensorium. Livestreams Wednesdays 9pmCT at Unauthorized.tv. Visit our website at DragonCommonRoom.com for bios, video links, and stories in iambic pentameter.
The Ark holds a kind of vigil for the Tennessee shooting victims this week, as RFB explains a personal connection to the tragedy. We continue with our meditations on how Girardian Mimetic Rivalry drives violence in culture, and the myths that mask our collective murders and scapegoating to salve our psyches, taking inspiration from the story of Christ exorcising the demoniac who lived amongst the tombs. What if we are all in the st...
The Ark flips into the upside down, as we uncover the mechanism of René Girard's Mimetic Desire in driving the polarity of mob formation and culture wars. Have you ever wondered if you had a long lost evil twin somewhere? What would you do if you discovered that you were the monster? —Streamed March 8, 2023.
What are you doing in the digital world without your flesh? RFB takes us with her to train in virtue, as we look at the internet conflict that feels at times like doing battle with demons. The professor and the pigeon talk about being women online, banning women from being online, the social rules of the sexes as they play out in the electric space, and the importance of martial art in our digital warfare. Wanna bout? Salute your o...
The Ark heard that Professor Fulton Brown's contribution to the now infamous Trinity Intervention was completely forgotten by all the men, and so now liberated from needing to care at all what men think about us, we present an overview of the women in the Bible and their role in the story of mankind's salvation. How did the Ark of the Covenant come to guide the destiny of the children of Israel, and what power did it generate? Or r...
The Mosaic Ark enters chat bot mode to solve the problem of A.I - and idolatry. From the Silicon Nile Valley to the low-tech desert of Sinai, the Ark sails to understand the prohibition of graven images after the Exodus. From the alphabet to chat bots, how are our relationships to our machines changing our relationships to each other, and what does God have to say about our idols? —Streamed February 15, 2023.
The professor and the pigeon flip roles in this stream, and talk about the drama of status inversion. Following a very serpentine route through high school drama in "The Breakfast Club," the lottery of being born rich or poor in "Trading Places," and the swashbuckling inversions of the Pirates world, the Ark sails onwards towards Shakespearean comedy to decipher the ultimate drama: taming the shrews who would ruin the fun of the ga...
Does Capitalism rely on shame to function? RFB takes us on a shocking journey through Christian Etiquette and the aristocratic advice of De La Salle, Adam Smith and the art scandals of the 19th Century. Does Western culture have problem of being shamelessly unChristlike, or rather a problem of not wanting to be shamed like Christ? And can art save us from shame... — Streamed February 1, 2023.
The internet feels like the Wild West, and RFB wants to teach us some manners! In this episode, the Ark sails through the etiquette of the game world, the chivalric code of conduct in feudal Medieval Europe, how we're behaving in the e-Duchies of social media and the booger trolls. Are we only a stone's throw from barbarism at any moment, or are we being called to cast away our stones for Royal Community Guidelines? —Streamed Janua...
They say diamonds are forever, but what about our Mother Tongue? The professor and the pigeon have crawled out of their Week of Doom, and set sail on a journey through the poetry of TS Eliot. Can our global identity crisis as English speakers in Globohomo "Western culture" be remedied, and can we find an identity that will last forever? —Streamed January 18, 2023.
RFB and Kilts enter a doom spiral as the blackpills finally get to them. They talk through the post-crisis fog that seems to occlude our vision of good and evil, heroes and villains. Are we in conflict fatigue, or are we really craving conflict that we cannot bring onto the courts of our culture? —Streamed January 11, 2023.
RFB spent a week in bed with a cold with only chocolates and Rom Coms to keep her entertained. In this episode, the Ark follows her deep dive into the Hays Code era films. Looking at the storylines of post WWII Hollywood, RFB eats Bonbons and discovers something amiss in the narrative. Have Western audiences really been missing trad romance all along? Kilts suggests alternate viewing. —Streamed January 4, 2023.
Have you been arguing with a Scrooge this Christmas? RFB and Kilts take a deep dive into the Antichristmas controversies that turn our December Holy Day into a battle over dates and pagan rites. Are we blindly celebrating cleverly devised fables or has Saint Nick brought us a present to remember the Greatest Gift of All Time? Streamed December 28, 2022.
What happens when our focus turns from God to idols? In this stream RFB and Kilts pivot their attention to the many masks we wear and our relationship to sin and forgiveness in this Grudge Culture. Are autists disordered, or are they seeing patterns everyone else is blind to?
Spoiler alert: The sound gremlins grabbled Kilts's audio. We have added subtitles in the YouTube videos taken from this episode. —Streamed December 14, 2022.
Who wrote the Bible? RFB and Kilts go on a journey to the beginnings of the Holy Book. They find their way through the Medieval Christian manuscript culture that allowed the oral tradition to merge with postal correspondence, finally emerging in the medium of the Mediterranean world. This is history as the Apostles knew it: surround sound and red letter. —Streamed December 7, 2022.
RFB and Kilts plunge into the turbulent seas of Gaslighting with no images to guide their way. Charting a course from individual examples to the collective Gaslighting of modern history (aka "the Enlightenment"), the Mosaic Ark finds itself wondering where we are now in the Narrative of Western Identity. Could it be that our fear of hate speech and taboo breakers is a fear of looking at our own bad contracts? Time to repent and pun...
Ye is breaking the internet this week, and the border between performance art and reality is as ambiguous as time in an airport lounge. RFB and Kilts go on a journey to find the Real Presence, tracking the professor’s recent pilgrimage to Fatima. How does the world of High Fashion reflect Catholic devotion? —Streamed November 23, 2022.
The artists are making the world, but in whose image? In this special stream from the opposite shores of the Atlantic, RFB and Kilts talk poetics and the desire to create fan art for God, and each other. This episode is dedicated to Cecilia Giménez, for her love of Our Lord Jesus Christ and her desire to restore His image in art. —Streamed November 17, 2022.
Go down, Kanye? In this episode the Professor and the Pigeon unpack the now globally infamous moment Ye decided to declare DeathCon3 on Jews, and the mythological foolishness of Ye’s statements since. Invoking Ari Shaffir’s take on the saga, RFB and Kilts go on a journey to figure out what Davidic frame we are all using when we talk about “Jews”. —Streamed November 9, 2022.
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