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

We are pleased to announce a new, graduate-level course on metamodernism. This time around, Emil Ejner Friis is joined by the other half of Hanzi, Daniel Görtz. This masterclass will be an intense experience. It is by far the most advanced offered thus far, corresponding to a university graduate-level course. The masterclass is specifically designed for those wanting to ground their lives and livelihoods in metamodern theory, practice, values, and networks. If you want to acquire the deepest understanding about metamodernism available, and then use that as a grounding for your life (professionally, personally, politically) this is the course for you. It won’t be easy, …

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We are pleased to announce a new, graduate-level course on metamodernism. This time around, Emil Ejner Friis is joined by the other half of Hanzi, Daniel Görtz. This masterclass will be an intense experience. It is by far the most advanced offered thus far, corresponding to a university graduate-level course. The masterclass is specifically designed for those wanting to ground their lives and livelihoods in …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Jun 23

Although the advent of AI will certainly transform our society, in order to facilitate its gifts while constraining its threats, we have to accurately understand what it is and what it’s not. According to Jared Lanier, “the easiest way to mismanage a technology is to misunderstand it.” There is no doubt that AI models will continue to get “smarter.” But as argued in this article, machines cannot become self-conscious agents. As we come to discover the limits of AI, this will help confirm the spiritual significance of human beings, and clarify our unique contribution to the evolution of the universe. …

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Although the advent of AI will certainly transform our society, in order to facilitate its gifts while constraining its threats, we have to accurately understand what it is and what it’s not. According to Jared Lanier, “the easiest way to mismanage a technology is to misunderstand it.” There is no doubt that AI models will continue to get “smarter.” But …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Apr 23

The sociological/psychological fallout of AI is not decades away: right here, right now, we are watching in slow-motion the major meltdown of our shared sense of reality. The only thing that can save civilization from utter destruction? Basic English grammar. Hear me out, guys. Part One: Introducing the idea: “If the disease stems from a large language out of whack, the solution is grammar writ large”   As my friends Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin of the Center for Humane Technology (CHT) explain in their April 9th YouTube presentation, the AI revolution is moving much too fast for, and proving much too slippery for, conventional …

What can stop the AI apocalypse? — Grammar. Yes, only grammar. Read More »

The sociological/psychological fallout of AI is not decades away: right here, right now, we are watching in slow-motion the major meltdown of our shared sense of reality. The only thing that can save civilization from utter destruction? Basic English grammar. Hear me out, guys. Part One: Introducing the idea: “If the disease stems from a large language out of whack, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Apr 23

Evolutionary Kabbalah articulates the shocking the realization of the interior science of Hebrew wisdom that all of reality is evolving. The realization of Evolutionary Kabbalah is that – that from what we might call a non-dual perspective there is no separation between the divine and all of reality. This means that all levels of reality, from matter to body to mind to spirit, – the divine and the manifest, matter life and the depth of the self reflective human mind are co-evolving all the time. Moreover, in Evolutionary Kabbalah a key emergent tenet is that the human being is one …

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Evolutionary Kabbalah articulates the shocking the realization of the interior science of Hebrew wisdom that all of reality is evolving. The realization of Evolutionary Kabbalah is that – that from what we might call a non-dual perspective there is no separation between the divine and all of reality. This means that all levels of reality, from matter to body to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Apr 23

AI art as dreamtime and the advent of metamodern art-as-emergent-relationality Euthanasia of the Postmodern Art Zombie I have come to maintain that the current flood of AI-generated art spells the absolute endpoint of the postmodern arts in the widest sense of that term. Postmodern art, viewed in this deep-structural and inclusive manner, i.e. as an expression of the “postmodern meta-meme” or cultural stage of development, began in the Romantic reaction to the Enlightenment, reached maturity in fin-de-siècle expressions such as impressionism, absurd displays like Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” (a porcelain urinal that becomes art *because* it’s in a museum) and early …

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AI art as dreamtime and the advent of metamodern art-as-emergent-relationality Euthanasia of the Postmodern Art Zombie I have come to maintain that the current flood of AI-generated art spells the absolute endpoint of the postmodern arts in the widest sense of that term. Postmodern art, viewed in this deep-structural and inclusive manner, i.e. as an expression of the “postmodern meta-meme” …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Mar 23

RethinkX believes it is possible for Berlin to reach net-zero emissions by 2030. In our 2022 report ‘Germany’s Path to ‘Freedom Energy’ by 2030′ we showed how converting Europe’s largest economy to 100% clean energy would usher in a new era of clean prosperity, self-sufficiency and environmental restoration. We concluded that net zero for electric power for the whole country could be achieved by 2030, and for all energy by 2035. Within the next decade, Germany can lead the world by creating a fully self-sufficient, zero cost clean energy system for less than the cost of the country’s current annual …

It’s possible for Berlin to reach net-zero emissions by 2030. Here’s how. Read More »

RethinkX believes it is possible for Berlin to reach net-zero emissions by 2030. In our 2022 report ‘Germany’s Path to ‘Freedom Energy’ by 2030′ we showed how converting Europe’s largest economy to 100% clean energy would usher in a new era of clean prosperity, self-sufficiency and environmental restoration. We concluded that net zero for electric power for the whole country …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Feb 23

Ten years ago today, February 22, 2013, our nonprofit organization was officially founded by Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps. We’re deeply grateful to all who’ve helped us create a think tank dedicated to the evolution of culture and consciousness. For those interested in our think tank’s origins, we invite you to watch a video of a live audience presentation by Steve and Carter at the Boulder Integral Center back in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRyLEt-mas&t=151s Over the next 10 years, we’ll be working to accelerate the evolution of culture and consciousness in America by putting the developmental perspective “on the map.” The post …

Celebrating the 10-Year Anniversary of the Institute for Cultural Evolution Read More »

Ten years ago today, February 22, 2013, our nonprofit organization was officially founded by Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps. We’re deeply grateful to all who’ve helped us create a think tank dedicated to the evolution of culture and consciousness. For those interested in our think tank’s origins, we invite you to watch a video of a live audience presentation by …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Feb 23

I argue that the Biden administration’s push to mandate the inclusion of “traditional indigenous ecological knowledge” in Federal policymaking opens the door for greater respect and inclusion of “traditional European social knowledge.” Both kinds of traditional knowledge can be respected and safely included by using a liberal approach. But does acknowledging our nation’s crimes against its indigenous peoples imply that America is morally illegitimate? No. To correctly interpret our history, we must hold in mind two contending truths about what it means to be an American: First, the European conquest of North America resulted in the unjust destruction of indigenous cultures. And second, the emergence …

New article: Making Peace with America’s History By Honoring Both Indigenous and European Traditions Read More »

I argue that the Biden administration’s push to mandate the inclusion of “traditional indigenous ecological knowledge” in Federal policymaking opens the door for greater respect and inclusion of “traditional European social knowledge.” Both kinds of traditional knowledge can be respected and safely included by using a liberal approach. But does acknowledging our nation’s crimes against its indigenous peoples imply that America …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Feb 23

by Çiğdem Özgen, guest contributor Şanlıurfa/Haliliye, Türkiye. 7th of February, 2023. Photo by Ömer Çörten   From the city of Gaziantep in southern Türkiye (the country formerly called ‘Turkey’), close to the epicenters of the strong earthquakes that recently killed thousands of people, it is easy to think, “it all started here.” And by “it all”, I mean human civilization. About 150 kilometers east of Gaziantep (less than 100 miles) in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, is Göbekli Tepe, a Neolithic-era complex at least 10,000 years old that contains the world’s oldest-known megaliths. Its purpose is still debated, but …

A Plan for Türkiye: Recovery from this Disaster and Preparation for the Next Read More »

by Çiğdem Özgen, guest contributor Şanlıurfa/Haliliye, Türkiye. 7th of February, 2023. Photo by Ömer Çörten   From the city of Gaziantep in southern Türkiye (the country formerly called ‘Turkey’), close to the epicenters of the strong earthquakes that recently killed thousands of people, it is easy to think, “it all started here.” And by “it all”, I mean human civilization. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Jan 23

Hanzi Freinacht releases the hitherto boldest and most comprehensive challenge to Jordan Peterson’s self-help psychology: a self-help for progressive and complex minds. Out Jan 1st 2023. 12 Commandments: For Extraordinary People to Master Ordinary Life   In this sincerely ironic challenge to psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life, Hanzi Freinacht (a sociologist and philosopher) takes off fast in his trademarked irreverent and wild style of writing. His weapon of choice: laughter. His most potent tool: tears. His commitment marks every page: uniting intellect and emotion, ordinary life and playful struggle for a better world. Hanzi guides the reader through …

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Hanzi Freinacht releases the hitherto boldest and most comprehensive challenge to Jordan Peterson’s self-help psychology: a self-help for progressive and complex minds. Out Jan 1st 2023. 12 Commandments: For Extraordinary People to Master Ordinary Life   In this sincerely ironic challenge to psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life, Hanzi Freinacht (a sociologist and philosopher) takes off fast in his …

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