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

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

Advanced thinking process and social critique

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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.

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

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

Brent Cooper talks to Jim about his academic & intellectual background, the under-appreciation of sociology, the meta-crisis, useful critique, time-scales & approaches to solving the meta-crisis, Jim & Brent’s political …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
The greatest threat to American democracy is home grown…. Idiot. https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/1290801643777392640 …Read more
RT @mapc: Mapping Metamodernism for Collective Intelligence by @brent_cooper https://thesideview.co/articles/mapping-metamodernism-for-collective-intelligence/?fbclid=IwAR0njICJqKjtlm1kVcedPoSSisFZmiCqXXpXZnueaBzG77nCVvGxN1G0-LU …Read more
RT @mapc: Watching this 2-hour long conversation of @brent_cooper about metamodernism has been amazing for me today! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkzZhG4OjGQ&t=1713s #metamodernity …Read more
Then why did your husband endorse Joe Biden? https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1266504763501432837 …Read more
RT @iPhilSomething: JUST IN: more than 100 Black Scholars, Writers, and Educators including @BarbaraRansby, @murchnik, @marclamonthill, Robin DG Kelley + have just announced their support of the movement to elect @BernieSanders. Read the POWERFUL statement HERE: …Read more
RT @nickredmark: For years, youtube suggested New Atheist videos to me. Then it was Jordan Peterson. Now, after a call with @brent_cooper I’m exposing myself to lefty videos since no more than 2 days, and youtube suggests me this kinda cool artifact about Sanders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaD1DcWfaGA …Read more
#hotboysforbernie #hotdogsforbernie @BernieSanders #Bernie2020 …Read more
RT @WalkerBragman: We (media) are not being honest about Bernie Sanders: – Overwhelming millennial favorite – Most trusted on the issues – Most diverse base – Most committed supporters – Surging in early states – Strongest vs Trump – Most robust fundraising Anyone else, we’d call the favorite… …Read more
RT @whatisemerging: Technology itself is not the game changer everyone thinks it is, people are. Dr. Maja Göpel @beyond_ideology anchors her perspective on global change to sociocultural factors. @brent_cooper @tato_tweets #whatisemerging http://www.whatisemerging.com/opinions/rise-of-the-emergentsia-a-great-mindshift-in-the-making …Read more
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