…become like little children…

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Otherhood | No Comments
…become like little children…

I’m always on the look out for secular and artful pieces of contemplative wisdom. Here’s one (which I stumbled upon here), from a young adult novel called Looking For Alaska. When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need […]

Seeking iPad app developer for Touchsight

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Otherhood | No Comments

I’m looking for a partner who can help me make this idea a reality. If someone is willing to do the bulk of the coding, I’m happy to give them the bulk of the profit (should there be any!). The rest will go to making another dream happen. Contact nathan@artmonastery.org  

“They call it Christianity. I call it consciousness.” —Emerson

Posted by on Oct 27, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

via the church and postmodern culture: conversation, in a post on multitasking.via the church and postmodern culture: conversation, in a post on multitasking.

The empires of the future will be empires of the mind.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

—Winston Churchill via Stowe Boyd.

theFWD submission #5

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

[a piece of speculative futurism for the Future We Deserve collaborative book project] Monastech Monastech is how monasticism interfaces with technology to help us build the future we deserve. Monastech helps you grow your own Otherhood—create your very own monastic order—or monasticize your existing community’s future. It is an open-source monastic university, an online cyber-monastic community, […]

Profile: Mirabai Bush and the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Posted by on Sep 11, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

From Zen Peacemakers: Mirabai Bush is Senior Fellow and the founding Director of the Center on Contemplative Mind in Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage contemplative awareness in American life in order to create a more just, compassionate, and reflective society. She has designed and led contemplative trainings for corporations from Monsanto […]

The Chronicle Review » The Objective Study of Subjectivism

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in Otherhood | No Comments

The Objective Study of Subjectivism – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University: Thanks to accelerating technological advances, however, the gap between the objective and the subjective is closing fast. Scientists are beginning to objectively study subjectivity. By “subjectivity,” I refer here […]

New Scientist interviews Slavoj Žižek

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Otherhood | No Comments

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek was interviewed in New Scientist. He calls for a deeper collaboration between philosophy and science: Should philosophers be helping scientists? Yes. For the last few decades, at least in the humanities, big ontological questions – What is reality? What is the nature of the universe? – were considered too naive. It was […]

Experimental Metaphysics? « Larval Subjects .

Posted by on Aug 29, 2010 in Otherhood | No Comments

I’m imagining a Universal Otherhood for Experimental Metaphysics… Everything becomes a matter of signs, propositions, representations, texts, and contents. However, what role do practices play in philosophy? This role, if it is indeed crucial, would tend to disappear in philosophical texts, leaving only subterranean traces of nonhuman encounters– perhaps what Deleuze would call “becoming-x’s” –that deeply […]

Wholeness

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“The true state of affairs in the material world is wholeness. If we are fragmented, we must blame it ourselves.” — David Bohm, physicist via some teachers of mine, Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey at Wisdom at Work