Panel on Thurs. April 7th, 4PM PDT...
This is a super-quick update mostly to make sure folks know I have not abandoned the site, and to let you know that I, along with fellow HELLAMETAMODERNIST Naomi Most, will be on an online panel [https://www.facebook.com/events/733988600973848] tomorrow (or today depending on your time zone
Part One of a three-part series on the underlying theories of HELLAMETAMODERNISM HELLAMETAMODERNISM [https://hellametamodernism.com/tag/hellametamodernism/] (HMM) is a view of metamodernism focusing on human experience as an artistic medium, and on the power of shared experience for bringing about change. It has three main theoretical underpinnings: * Metamodernism
It's been almost three months since I launched this site in the wake of Nora Bateson's charge that developmental stage theories are colonialist BS. Throughout that time I've been trying to fully articulate my ideas of a cyclical, non-teleological approach to the patterns seen in stage theories.
The Ways of Being at the 50th Annual Gebser Conference
Two weeks ago I gave a talk on Gravesian theory and the Ways of Being (which is what I'm currently calling the diagram stuff) at Jeremy Johnson's local chapter of the 50th annual conference of the Gebser Society. The talk attempts a rather difficult balancing act of presenting enough Gravesian
The Map Imposes on the Territory
The map is not the territory – Alfred Korzybski, 1931 In the Great Stage Theory Debate, Korzybski's famous quote has been referenced a great deal as a reason (or even the reason) to accept the mismatches between any given theory and the reality of living individuals and cultures.
Introduction: Maybe it's true insight. Maybe it's apophenia.
Humans are very good at finding patterns, whether they truly exist or not. The work I am sharing through this site started from a theory of patterns in people and cultures:Clare W. Graves's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_W._Graves] emergent cyclical levels of existence [https://en.wikipedia.