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    Magick!

    Thats interesting, I hadn't heard that before. Could you elaborate on True Will? I get that Thelema, root-wise, means will (I believe). The way that is phrased implies that one can conform/calibrate their will to whatever is happening, which, if sustained for a long enough duration, might grant...
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    Magick!

    A bit from Grady Louis McMurty's thesis "The Millennial Glow: Myth and Magic in the Marxist Ethics". "By magic I do not mean legerdemain. Magic is the control of things and events by a direct act of will on the part of the magician." He was a Marxist follower of Crowley. He even became the...
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    Sci Fi and Magic

    Unless there is a thread for cosmism in music... Anyone heard of this group? Was searching for Vladimir Vernadsky on Youtube and this came up. What are thoughts on psychedelic music these days? Any trends worth watching, or no? Here is the description:
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    Starting to see what you mean. And yeah I don't think Vermeulen / Van Den Akker are attached to him at all, but I could be wrong.
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    Yeah I'm scared of reading Heideggar, but it doesn't seem avoidable. But now Gadamer's on the map, thanks to you.
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    Western Individualism

    Huh, I hadn't thought about the manifesto at the convergence of the avant-garde and terrorism. I wonder if anyone has mapped that out already.
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    Yeah Luke Turner, I think, was some figurehead of it. I only read the Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin Van Den Akker stuff though. Don't know if they worked with Turner or not. What's wrong with him?
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    That sounds almost completely in line with some of this. That was pretty much what the Ismopticon was designed for - pitting perspectives against one another in a dialectical fashion. I had no idea Gadamer went there.
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    I've only heard Bratton on a podcast and a lecture, I think, and that book sounds properly dense. I don't know if he brings metamodernism into it. He might. It seems, as a movement, not to have gotten much traction, although it was passionately endorsed by Shia Labeouf, who apparently was...
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    Western Individualism

    Thankfully I'm not all that into manifestos.
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    But what is to be done when one half of that is missing? Can a secular program be worked out, or need it be religious?
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    Gamification

    True, I guess I was just curious as how deliberately it could all be done, and if there would be any value or purpose for doing so.
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    The Good Old Days of Neoliberalism.

    I just got the @Mr. Tea / Mr. T reference
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    The Good Old Days of Neoliberalism.

    Maybe a trend is... dawning.
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    While the point of this thread is to generate useful and quotidian applications for this otherwise abstruse ideology, I'm afraid I must start off with a more academic application: hermeneutics. @catalog the gadamer/ricoeur stuff could help us out here - I'm unfamiliar with the two. By...
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    Gamification

    Can the gamification be harnessed, the thread be steered, to unlock/enable new textual/metatextual possibilities? Could be a task for @luka , should he see promise. Instead of writing an essay, one writes a thread prompt that, by encouraging robust and varied feedback, incorporates/integrates...
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    The Good Old Days of Neoliberalism.

    I wonder if this, as an aesthetics, can be rigorously mobilized as something more than a vacuous, LAPRy wallpaper. I wonder if it can be "worn" by a thorough/heavy-hitting ideology. Aesthetically, I think its cool. I think it can be a configured as vehicle for metamodernism and sent off to the...
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    What is Deleuze?

    Might have a handle on it. From the first paragraph of Ch. 3 of a thousand plateaus: "The Earth [...] is a body without organs. This body without organs is permeated by unformed, unstable matters, by flows in all directions, by free intensities or nomadic singularities, by mad or transitory...
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    What is Deleuze?

    Can anyone here elaborate upon what "intensity"/"intensities" means in the Deleuze-Guattari language?
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    Western Individualism

    The debate was entertaining. There wasn't much to take away, from what I remember. Peterson conceded that capitalism incentivizes exploitation, but argued that it is still better than any previous mode of society, giving stats about poverty reduction and so on. Zizek took his usual jabs at...
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