This is a blog where technology, human consciousness transformation, and the future all come together
I have always had a passionate interest in the underground and “counter-cultural” writers, like Teilhard de Chardin,Jean Gebser, Sri Aurobindo, who wrote and lived up to a century ago, yet whose spiritual and philosophical insights speak loudly, and presciently to our time about the “evolution and possible extension of our consciousness
At the same time, I am an avid reader of technologists, postmodern philosophers, and the implications of living in a networked age. Like a pendulum swinging, I find myself examining a wide array of authors and scholars: everything from Marshall McLuhan’s “electronic culture,” Douglas Rushkoff on “Present Shock,” to William Irwin Thompson, or even Charles Eisenstein on a new kind of human society. I’m really interested in how religious ideas re-imagine themselves in our time.
I am a thinker. A learner. Tracing the connections between disparate fields as they reveal something about our time. Perhaps I am a product of the “networked” age, remixing ideas and mashing them together to form strange amalgamations of thought. Or maybe there is something to this “networked” thinking. In any case, I find it to be the most helpful way to navigate the sea of information.
What you have here is a blog that attempts to curate, generally, the techno-social-spiritual transformations of our time. The strength is in the remixing: examining “psychedelic counter-culture,” at the same time I’m looking at internet activism and the Occupy Movement.
Admittedly, I am sedentary when it comes to physical location: a desk, a laptop, books, local NYC travel. But when it comes to the realm of ideas and the worlds they bring forth, I am nomadic (See Erik Davis and Nomad Codes for an excellent example of this blog’s approach). The assemblages are like a constellation, generating an image of the future.
So, join me if you’d like, and make this exercise a conversation. If you, too, feel like you don’t quite fit into any of these emergent realms of thought and counter-culture, yet feel kinship with each of them, please join me in unfolding the chaotic, yet deeply rewarding mystery, and energy, of living in our times.
About the Writer
I am an avid writer and reader, with a masters degree in Consciousness Studies from Goddard College, VT. I currently work for Evolver and its grassroots nonprofit, the Evolver Network, and serve as the website admin for the International Jean Gebser Society.
Eventually, I hope to write a few books exploring counter-culture, human consciousness evolution and social-spiritual transformation. Maybe even a scifi novel or two!