Curating Content To Support Learning About Humanity's Transition

Brent Cooper
Brent Cooper
Founder and Executive Director of The Abs-Tract Organization
Founder and Executive Director of The Abs-Tract Organization
OverviewInterviewsMedium PostsTweets

From Brett’s LinkedIn Profile:

Brent Cooper is the sole Founder and Executive Director of The Abs-Tract Organization. His primary training is as a political sociologist, focusing on knowledge-power dynamics and elite-mass relations. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from UBC, where he won the Mack Eastman United Nations Essay Prize and received a Graduating Student Leader Award. He subsequently earned an MSc. in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics, where he was introduced to Marxist ecology and witnessed the UK manifestation of the Occupy movement. His varied work experience includes studying renewable energy markets at the National Research Council (Canada), internships at the Simons Centre for Disarmament and the Canadian International Council. He has several book manuscripts in the works covering the topics of abstraction, systemic conspiracy, and religion. Brent is also an accomplished filmmaker and has written, directed, edited, and produced over an hour of cinematic content, including The Abs•Tract: Core Philosophy, a satirical short film about a mystery school that lays the groundwork for a dramatic paradigm shift. 

Organizations


The Abstract Organization
The Abs-Tract Organization
A meta-think tank for global solutions to systemic problems

Advanced thinking process and social critique

Primary
More
 
Description:

Founded by Brent Cooper

From TATOs Business Plan:

The Abs-Tract Organization (“TATO”) is a nascent non-profit think tank for absolute social philosophy and global civil society, committed to definitively solving the world’s systemic social problems through a high-level framework of “abstraction”.

TATO’s broad mission is to establish a new consensus of superordinate knowledge to streamline and pacify globalization.

TATO’s essential value proposition is found in the concept and special applications of “abstraction,” a manifold term differentiated across and within many fields, including math, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and social theory.

Less

Web Properties



Brent Cooper Facebook Profile


Brent Cooper Twitter

Recent Content

Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Metamodernism and The Left
Published on: 1 May 22 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Manifesting Mass Metanoia
Published on: 2 Mar 22 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

That's what it is, sort of.
Published on: 14 Dec 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Mapping Metamodernism for Collective Intelligence
Published on: 14 Dec 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Excellent comment, thanks!
Published on: 17 Nov 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

The Hypermodern Highway to Hell
Published on: 14 Oct 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Am I supposed to burn you for not being able to process my article? Move
Published on: 24 Sep 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Incorrect. Not an argument. Sorry you can’t read.
Published on: 20 Sep 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

thanks Nick! Send to brent@abs-tract.org
Published on: 17 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Great, thanks!
Published on: 15 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Collectively Imagining Change, Part 3
Published on: 15 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Collectively Imagining Change, Part 2
Published on: 15 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Collectively Imagining Change, Part 1
Published on: 15 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Thanks so much!
Published on: 11 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Anti-Intellectualism in American Strife
Published on: 11 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Okay, let’s talk then.
Published on: 5 Jul 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

That is patronizing projection, which makes you a bit of a dick, not a stoic
Published on: 30 Jun 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

No. There is no debate here.
Published on: 29 Jun 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Convergence for Consensus Building
Published on: 18 Jun 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

The World That’s Emerging
Published on: 15 Jun 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Game B(ullshit)?
Published on: 31 May 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Man on Fire, Sign of the End-Times
Published on: 29 May 20 in Brent Cooper – Medium by Brent Cooper

Recent Videos and Podcasts where Brent Cooper has been interviewed

Taking Turns at the Edge of the Paradigm Shifthttps://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2019/03-Mar-19/LSE-unveils-new-sculpture-by-Mark-WallingerContents:- Introduction: A Metamodern Left Turn- Political Left Overton Window- Metamodern (Re-)Orientation- The Cosmopolitan Socialist Left- An Acid Trip down Memory (Hole) Lane- …Read more
Doing Change in Trying TimesGirolamo da Carpi — Opportunity and Remorse (1541)*This article was originally published as Chapter 10 in Dispatches from a Time Between Worlds (June, 2021). It is duplicated here to make …Read more
That's what it is, sort of. It's more a challenge than an invitation. People do need to read the books/source material instead of assuming they've grokked it from facebook or …Read more
Triangulating the Discourse and Moving Forward Together*This article was first published in The Side View in May, and is paired with The Hypermodern Highway to Hell which was published here in October.IntroductionWhat …Read more
Excellent comment, thanks! Yes, I agree. The paradigm shift has yet to happen (or it is 'happening'), and hyper- and meta- modernism are often described aesthetically (how could they be …Read more
Cultures of Excess and the Dark Side of Technology Blade Runner, 2049 Hypermodernism: “Nihilism in its aesthetic form (skeuomorphism) masquerading as postmodernism.” — Urban Dictionary Introduction Metamodernism is dead; hypermodernity usurped it. The …Read more
Am I supposed to burn you for not being able to process my article? Move along troll. …Read more
Incorrect. Not an argument. Sorry you can’t read. …Read more
thanks Nick! Send to brent@abs-tract.org …Read more
Great, thanks! This was a great collaboration between Tomas and I because he told me what parts of his book to base it off then gave me full freedom to …Read more
Making the Move to Meta-Modern Monetary TheoryIn this trilogy of articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I interpolate Tomas Bjorkman’s magnum opus The World We Create: From God to Market, …Read more
From Social Construction to Sociological ReconstructionIn this trilogy of articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I interpolate Tomas Bjorkman’s magnum opus The World We Create: From God to Market, …Read more
Creating the Collective Imaginary of Tomorrow, TodayIn this trilogy of articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I interpolate Tomas Bjorkman’s magnum opus The World We Create: From God to …Read more
Thanks so much! I have many articles on abstraction across the blog (there is about 13 spread out), and more to come. Ironic that Peterson would be one important path …Read more
From Post-Truth to Paradigm Shift“There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” — Martin Luther King JrPrologue: Thinking about Think TanksThomas Medvetz’ book Think Tanks in America (2012) presents a great fusion …Read more
Okay, let’s talk then. You can defend yourself, but you shouldn’t try to defend Integral as a whole, the majority of the online community has been totally moderate/ centrist which …Read more
That is patronizing projection, which makes you a bit of a dick, not a stoic passerby your pretending to be. Don’t worry about my situation, thanks. Want to make the …Read more
No. There is no debate here. You’re flat out wrong and I’m tired of Peterson reactionaries ceaselessly trying to debunk any critical theory, from false premises no less. My critique …Read more
How We Come Together as the World Comes Apart8-Breaths of Process Architecture, Mary Alice ArthurIntroductionChange is inevitable but hard nonetheless. There are growing pains and transitional traumas, whether the process is intentional …Read more
Cocreation and (In)coherence in Metamodern PraxisWhat was Emerging?In 2018, a novel network of intellectuals and changemakers convened for the first time, in Berlin at the “Emerge Gathering”. I participated and …Read more
Why Systems Change Without Social Justice Will Never WorkIntroduction“Game B” colloquially refers to a novel discourse and sense-making community framing a needed shift from default human history (“Game A”) to a …Read more
How Scorched Earth Politics Inflames Extreme Protest“Every moment is a memory that has shaped our life in one way or another.The beauty of these moments is there is something to learn. What …Read more
Good advice from a guy who is wrong a lot. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1629201852968452097 …Read more
Blocking serves no purpose other than to reveal your own ignorance and lack of conviction. I will always find and expose your type. If you had an ounce of integrity and reason, we’d be on a call and I’d be calmly explaining everything to you @JSchlund. Delete your account. …Read more
People who block have lots to hide @thomaschattwill. https://twitter.com/tato_tweets/status/1617621556594905088 …Read more
I will break you, fucking apartheid loving coward @howard_lovy. https://twitter.com/tato_tweets/status/1614364533929443328?t=1vrD8IlTeKKuL9XzDf8HeQ&s=19 …Read more
Quoting the right wing Economist to defend right wing Elon. Nevermind the satellites aren’t ‘his’. https://twitter.com/jimgeraghty/status/1611395066525794305 …Read more
Biggest 20yr old piece of shit on the planet. People like him ruin the concept of self-defense. https://twitter.com/ThisIsKyleR/status/1610367539401433091 …Read more
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahaha. Please put him away for life. I still want to abolish prisons, but keep one open for shitbags like Tate. https://twitter.com/MattWallace888/status/1608580836705832961 …Read more
Hahahahhahahahhahabbahabababbabahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahah https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1588538640401018880 …Read more
Anyone who pays anything for this garbage is an idiot, but thank you for showing us if you do. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1587627120355934208 …Read more
RT @fasc1nate: An Eden’s Whale trap feeding in the gulf of Thailand. https://t.co/oBMn5oYcPg …Read more
RT @OccupyDemocrats: BREAKING: Music superstar Taylor Swift — who endorsed Joe Biden in 2020 and opposes the repeal of Roe — urges her 228 million Instagram followers to vote early in the 2022 midterm election to uphold our democracy. RT IF YOU’LL TAKE TAYLOR SWIFT OVER KANYE WEST ANY DAY! …Read more
I have never not laughed so hard at this apparent ‘parody’ account, unfunny as hell, which is most certainly run by some lonely aggrevied white dude who’s main source of entertainment is culture war. https://twitter.com/AnnLesbyPhD/status/1581743103496462336 …Read more
https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1580639051774054404 https://t.co/cTmI52M6ZY …Read more
RT @ChristianWalk1r: I’ve stayed silent for nearly two years as my whole life has been lied about publicly. I did ONE campaign event, then said I didn’t want involvement. Don’t you dare test my authenticity. Here is the full story: https://t.co/ekVEcz8zq3 …Read more
RT @meta_politics: A Meta-Ideological Riff, “Left Theory & Critique” w/ @brent_cooper of @tato_tweets. Brent, Ryan, & Nate talk metanoia, theology, “seeing” abstraction, leftism & movement building. Audio version below. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp04w0XA804 …Read more
RT @MarkHamill: This also works nicely as a Recommended Reading List. …Read more
RT @ninaturner: Cannabis should be legal and communities harmed by its’ criminalization need to benefit from its’ legalization. Period. …Read more
RT @peterdaou: WE TOLD YOU SO Leftists warned that Biden was the absolute worst choice in the Dem primary. But Obama stepped in, cleared the field, and the Dem establishment propped up Biden. Now, with a failed presidency, Dem voters are realizing what a disaster he is. …Read more
RT @AOC: Hi there 👋🏽 it’s your local “radical extremist” here regularly introducing legislation that’s popular with voters from both parties yet challenges the class interests controlling both so instead they convince you it’s “naïve, ineffective, and unreasonable,” how do you do? 🤠 https://twitter.com/davidshor/status/1542871690367082496 …Read more
Any given leftist is smarter than this guy. https://twitter.com/EricGDorsey/status/1542900119246438400 …Read more
RT @AOC: We are witnessing a judicial coup in process. If the President and Congress do not restrain the Court now, the Court is signaling they will come for the Presidential election next. All our leaders – regardless of party – must recognize this Constitutional crisis for what it is. https://twitter.com/brennancenter/status/1542525093984833536 …Read more
RT @AOC: I will explain this to you slowly: exercising our right to protest is not obstruction of Congress nor an attempt to overturn democracy. If one were a heinous enough person to do that, they’d likely seek a pardon for it too. But only one of us here has done that. And it ain’t me …Read more
RT @MetaFam: Have you ever asked yourself WTF is Metamodernism? Well, @brent_cooper is here to tell u more. 👀 📺 Watch live @ https://youtube.com/metamedia 👾 & join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/ZRYhJyDq …Read more
Scroll to Top