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Sensemaking in the 21st Century

The shutdown enabled by COVID-19 altered many social boundaries beyond the social distancing rule. For many who were not already working from home (working remotely or self-employed) COVID-19 stressed our already strained work-life balance. The boundary between private and public became blurred in a way like never before. For many…

Baudrillard for the Metamodern Era

The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill. — Robert Anton Wilson

The very nature of materiality is an entanglement. Matter itself is always already open to, or rather entangled…

Sensemaking for the 21st Century: Part 3

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them — Albert Einstein

Sensemaking for the 21st Century: Part 2

This is part 2 of the series Sensemaking for the 21st Century. Part 1: How Science and Postmodernism Interrelate. Part 3: Conspiracy Theories, Ideology, and Metaphysics in the Metamodern Era.

Most seem to see metamodernism as modernism II, which is both understandable yet misses the insight of postmodernism. …

The Impact of Narrative Form through News Media

Recently, a peer reviewed, scientific study from PLOS One, The effect of exposure to fiction on attributional complexity, egocentric bias and accuracy in social perception, published findings that the narrative forms of popular and literary fiction are correlated with different social cognitive styles.

While this study looked at the relationship…

How 2020 was Broken Before it Began

Note: This article was started during the last month of the 2020 election.

As of 2020, this world isn’t made for humans.

Yet obviously everything around us was made by other humans. Human hands put things together. Human minds planned and designed our devices, our buildings, our clothes. …

Capitalism, Schizophrenia, and Transcendental Empiricism: Sensemaking for the 21st Century

Despite Michel Foucault’s declaration (of which Deleuze claimed was a joke) that the last century was to be a Deleuzian century, Deleuze’s work is still largely a mystery to the general public.

When I started to research on Deleuze in college during the early 2000s, there was only a handful…

Sensemaking for the 21st Century: Part 1

If you are here, you feel the increased need for sensemaking. This need is intensified by the increasing online overlap of sensemaking experts from different domains.

This article was first published here.

This is part 1 of the series Sensemaking for the 21st Century. Part 2: From Postmodernism to Metamodernism

Part 3 of Hyperreal Psychotechnologies

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” — Jesus Christ

“We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us.” — Marshall McLuhan

“My Twitter has become so powerful that…

Part 2 of Hyperreal Psychotechnologies

“After all, language, so-called “natural language,” is a technology — a tool for shaping perception, limiting and defining worldviews by its structures, its registers and tropes, every bit as much as the metaphor it licenses. Those who control language, which is to say representation, control our consciousness, even as we…

a lee

From complexity to aphorism

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