Integral as Participatory and Phenomenological

I’m listening to Daniel Thorson’s conversation with Zak Stein today and feeling deeply receptive to it. Zak’s mention of McLuhan was particularly revelatory. It made me think of the loss/gain character of any new medium. New media extend us, but they also cut us off—like the car replacing the foot. Social media extends communication, but… Continue reading Integral as Participatory and Phenomenological

On Superordinate Goals and the Integral World

Recently I was asked by a reader and colleague to comment on a letter written by Dr. Don Beck, “Looking Beyond the Midterm Elections In Quest for Humanity’s Master Code.” It was written in 2018, and now, halfway through 2020, it holds a certain prescience worth commenting on and responding to at some length. Dr.… Continue reading On Superordinate Goals and the Integral World

MEA Conference: Media Ecology as Remediation

Next Thursday, June 18th, I have the honor of presenting a paper at the Media Ecology Association’s annual conference. This year the theme is “Communication Choices and Challenges,” and my paper is entitled: “Media Ecology as Remediation: Marshall McLuhan and Jean Gebser in Dialogue”. My abstract is shared below: In this essay, I draw from… Continue reading MEA Conference: Media Ecology as Remediation