This is the second of a number of Book of THoTH interviews with the speakers at the Symposium Conference 2006 . This being with Mac Tonnies of the Posthuman Blog. Questions by THoTH and Oddthings.
BoT: You write on an incredibly diverse range of topics. Who are your influences and what got you started writing?
MT: I’ve never made a conscious distinction between various, supposedly disparate, forms of weirdness. So I cultivated a hybrid — and decidedly unfashionable — fascination with such things as extraterrestrial intelligence, archaeology, genetic engineering, etc.
Too often, fields like this are treated in a very specialized context, whereas I see them as aspects of a central abiding enigma. If I have any particular asset to bring to bear on the “unknown,” it’s probably my complete disdain for keeping anomalies isolated and hermetically sealed. I like to see what happens when they collide and fuse………..