Towards a Grotesque Metamodernism

When Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker first published their Notes on Metamodernism in 2010, they made it explicitly clear that they had no desire to conceptualize a new program or philosophical framework for the analysis of aesthetical experience. From day one, the term has always been meant to…

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Death Cafes & the Fountain of Youth

Growing up with the internet, millennials such as myself are often criticized as the being most atheistic generation to date. By the time I hit college I had already experienced the “new atheism” and argued with countless fundamentalists on obscure religious forums. Initially, I saw this as a way to…

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Political Transhumanism is a Deep, Dark Rabbit Hole

Transhumanism has been going through a rough patch lately; or rather, certain interpretations of it. In 2015, Zoltan Istvan announced that he would be running for President of the United States under the American Transhumanist Party – of which he founded a year prior. Yes, he knew that running was one…

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What is Cognitive Security?

It's been nearly a year since I glossed over the Need for Cognitive Security. Since then I've struggled to find a proper definition for the term or rather, mere implementations that might benefit common folk such as myself. There has been much ado about CogSec this past year without any…

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The Need for Cognitive Security

Seven years ago today, Douglas Haddow published an article for Adbusters describing an emerging counterculture that everyone had started referring to as "hipsters." It was evidently a cynical writeup that (whether he was aware of it or not) showcased a sort of changing of the guard when it came to…

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