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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Feb 24

We are pleased to announce a new, graduate-level course on metamodernism with Emil Ejner Friis and Daniel Görtz. Last year’s Metamodern Masterclass was a great pleasure to design and organize. My own expectations were easily surpassed. All tickets sold out, reviews were positive, students learned advanced metamodern theory, teachers developed their skills and perspectives, and new networks were formed, new alliances forged, new horizons explored. The crowd gathered was a delightfully balanced representation of the Hacker, Hippies, Hipsters, and Hermatics, as the theories themselves would predict. This year’s course will be held in July 1st – 26th. If you want 2024 to

We are pleased to announce a new, graduate-level course on metamodernism with Emil Ejner Friis and Daniel Görtz. Last year’s Metamodern Masterclass was a great pleasure to design and organize. My own expectations were easily surpassed. All tickets sold out, reviews were positive, students learned advanced metamodern theory, teachers developed their skills and perspectives, and new networks were formed, new alliances forged,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Feb 24

Since I ventured into this crazy space of metamodern hackers, hipsters and hippies more than a decade ago, I’ve met an abundance of extraordinarily talented people; wonderful and kind individuals with great courage and fierce determination to make the world a better place—and with what can only fairly be described as correspondingly chaotic personal lives. Over the years, I’ve met so many people who’ve completely crashed and burned despite having been quite functional and prosperous only a few years earlier. Oh boy, the things I have seen. I have seen people burning out, and in turn becoming chronically ill. I

Since I ventured into this crazy space of metamodern hackers, hipsters and hippies more than a decade ago, I’ve met an abundance of extraordinarily talented people; wonderful and kind individuals with great courage and fierce determination to make the world a better place—and with what can only fairly be described as correspondingly chaotic personal lives. Over the years, I’ve met


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jan 24

We are absolutely delighted to share with you this new, incredible podcast with Aubrey Marcus and Dr. Marc Gafni, in which they talk about one of the most complex issues in philosophy and religion: the root cause of evil. The thesis that Dr. Marc and Aubrey present is that the evil we see in […]

We are absolutely delighted to share with you this new, incredible podcast with Aubrey Marcus and Dr. Marc Gafni, in which they talk about one of the most complex issues in philosophy and religion: the root cause of evil. The thesis that Dr. Marc and Aubrey present is that the evil we see in […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Dec 23

My op-ed on DepolarizingGPT, coauthored with David Rozado, was published today in The Fulcrum. https://thefulcrum.us/Pop-Culture/Technology/unbiased-artificial-intelligence Here’s the text: How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used to Reduce Polarization By David Rozado and Steve McIntosh In an era dominated by reports of how social media is exacerbating political polarization, many commentators worry that artificial intelligence (AI) will come to have a similarly corrosive effect on American culture. In response to these concerns, an innovative new tool has appeared that seeks to leverage AI technology to reduce polarization. Enter DepolarizingGPT, a political chatbot designed to tackle polarization head on. Unlike other AI models,

My op-ed on DepolarizingGPT, coauthored with David Rozado, was published today in The Fulcrum. https://thefulcrum.us/Pop-Culture/Technology/unbiased-artificial-intelligence Here’s the text: How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used to Reduce Polarization By David Rozado and Steve McIntosh In an era dominated by reports of how social media is exacerbating political polarization, many commentators worry that artificial intelligence (AI) will come to have a similarly


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Dec 23

The state of our world is in such a fragile place right now, which means it’s up to all of us to step up to the plate and do our part to make it better. You can’t be that agent of change, however, if you don’t know your self… Explore the concept of self […]

The state of our world is in such a fragile place right now, which means it’s up to all of us to step up to the plate and do our part to make it better. You can’t be that agent of change, however, if you don’t know your self… Explore the concept of self […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Dec 23

Looking at two seemingly unconnected events — the Barbie movie and the Hamas atrocities of October 7, 2023 — helps us clarify our perception and articulate a third possibility. Although there is zero moral equivalence between Barbie and Hamas, both are degraded love stories. That’s what makes them so dangerous. Hamas is a wildly destructive expression of fundamentalism; […]

Looking at two seemingly unconnected events — the Barbie movie and the Hamas atrocities of October 7, 2023 — helps us clarify our perception and articulate a third possibility. Although there is zero moral equivalence between Barbie and Hamas, both are degraded love stories. That’s what makes them so dangerous. Hamas is a wildly destructive expression of fundamentalism; […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Dec 23

I recently partnered with data scientist and Heterodox Academy Fellow David Rozado to create DepolarizingGPT, a political AI chatbot that gives three answers to every prompt: one from a left-wing perspective, one from a right-wing perspective, and a third answer from a depolarizing or “integrating” perspective. The 3-answer AI chatbot combines three models—LeftwingGPT, RightwingGPT, and DepolarizingGPT—into one system so users can see three different viewpoints simultaneously and thus become exposed to valid perspectives from the other sides. The news is filled with reports of how social media is exacerbating political polarization. But we believe technology can also be used to

I recently partnered with data scientist and Heterodox Academy Fellow David Rozado to create DepolarizingGPT, a political AI chatbot that gives three answers to every prompt: one from a left-wing perspective, one from a right-wing perspective, and a third answer from a depolarizing or “integrating” perspective. The 3-answer AI chatbot combines three models—LeftwingGPT, RightwingGPT, and DepolarizingGPT—into one system so users


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Oct 23

The polarity of Theory and Practice underscores the interplay between conceptual understanding and tangible application. Addressing this polarity is essential because while theory provides the foundational knowledge and frameworks, it is through practice that these concepts are tested, validated, and refined. This post was originally published on Integral Life.

The polarity of Theory and Practice underscores the interplay between conceptual understanding and tangible application. Addressing this polarity is essential because while theory provides the foundational knowledge and frameworks, it is through practice that these concepts are tested, validated, and refined. This post was originally published on Integral Life.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Oct 23

We now enter the complex domain of tetra-enmeshment and tetra-evolution with what I am calling the COMPLEXITY LENS. On a basic level we could say that tetra-enmeshment refers to the complex inter-relationship or tetra-enmeshment between the four quadrants or “the subjective, objective, intersubjective, and interobjective dimensions of existence” whereby “all four dimensions arise simultaneously and tetra-evolve This post was originally published on Integral Life.

We now enter the complex domain of tetra-enmeshment and tetra-evolution with what I am calling the COMPLEXITY LENS. On a basic level we could say that tetra-enmeshment refers to the complex inter-relationship or tetra-enmeshment between the four quadrants or “the subjective, objective, intersubjective, and interobjective dimensions of existence” whereby “all four dimensions arise simultaneously and tetra-evolve This post was originally published


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Oct 23

When we look at a cinematic work and endeavor to discern if it is “integral” or not, what we are doing is attempting to use the term in an evaluative mode as a kind of typological categorization tool. One of the major ways of typologically mapping the Integral structure of consciousness is as a particular level or altitude on the worldview line of development (the Integral Worldview altitude). This post was originally published on Integral Life.

When we look at a cinematic work and endeavor to discern if it is “integral” or not, what we are doing is attempting to use the term in an evaluative mode as a kind of typological categorization tool. One of the major ways of typologically mapping the Integral structure of consciousness is as a particular level or altitude on the


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