The time has come dear readers. “Microdoses” is our latest addition to Metapsychosis, featuring short creative pieces, multimedia art, literary fragments, micro-rants, tiny manifestos, etc. Get your kicks with our first lineup of publications including a gallery from artist Digital Mack, a spiritual riff on the Auroville video, “To Thee Homage“, ambient drips and drops from the underground by artist Crystalis, and a passage to the beyond with “Coda.” There are a few more up there, and like a microdose, you’ll be receiving more throughout the week.
On the Literary Fragment…
A brief mention, here. The literary fragment has its origins in Romantic poet-philosophers like Novalis, or the critical theorist Walter Benjamin. These are typically shorter pieces—no more than a few paragraphs—which nevertheless distill a tremendous amount of thought, reflection, or creativity for the reader. We’d like to humbly imagine that what we’re enacting here— actively resisting our tendency to write essays and treatises and instead attempting to instill insights like messages in a bottle—is continuing the art of the fragment for the digital age. We believe that fragments have a unique potential in digital publishing. Especially with our social-media sized attentions (including yours truly). We want to reach people with tiny tinctures, poetic-philosophical rants, aesthetic arrests. When we put these fragments together, when we gather them up, we come around to another related idea: that of the “florilegium,” (literally translated into “a gathering of flowers”). We’re searching our collective art and idea making for emergent nuggets of combinatorial creativity.
Relaying message; are you receiving?
We’re Coming For Your Facebook Rants
This is where you come in. Send us your Microdoses. The only way to grow our garden is pick good seeds, and you can help us find what’s good out there.
We’re looking at all those people who will publish mind-blowing rants on Facebook, only to have them evaporate in the avalanche of their newsfeed (again, guilty as charged).
We’re here for your rants, your invocations, your manifestos. Bite sized drops of wisdom splattered across social media digiphrenia. Give them homes in the hypertext, the garden of ideas that might just produce some tasty fruits of wisdom.