TRANSMUTING THE TRUMPOCALYPSE
Reclaiming Power in a Memetic Warzone
Essays, Art, & Conversation
Join Us for a Collaborative Inquiry into the Subtle Roots of Power
Metapsychosis Journal is inviting a global community of minds to come together for an exploration of the sources, structures, and dynamics of contemporary power. We will be comparing intrinsic, life-based power with idea or "meme" power; how those intersect and shape one another; and what can be done in today's brittle, violent, and divided social landscape—with Donald Trump's shocking political ascendance, culminating in his election one year ago, as our jumping off point.
To start the conversation, we are releasing three sets of essays—in tandem with three live virtual gatherings—where we will bring together panelists from activist, scholarly, and artistic perspectives to discuss the themes and ideas stimulated by the written installments. We are also inviting creative contributions from our readers, and facilitating dialogues on our forum to inspire evolutionary discourse.
There are multiple ways to participate.
Scroll down to learn how you can follow the project—and get involved!
ESSAY SERIES BY CAROLINE SAVERY
Published: October 23, 2017
A series of three live virtual gatherings will explore the themes discussed in Caroline's essays, as well as provide an opportunity for readers to engage in the dialogue. Each gathering will include time for panelists and participants to exchange views, as we improvise and collaborate our way toward transmutational insights.
We are using the Zoom video platform for these meetings, and will also livestream each session via YouTube. Each session will also be recorded and shared for later viewing and continued discussion.
Register to Participate
We are hosting these conversations on the ZOOM video platform. When you sign up, we'll send you the info you'll need to join each session.
You are not required to be on screen during the event. All participants will be able to comment, ask questions, and propose topics via the live chat. As the conversation evolves, will invite guests who wish to speak on camera as inclusively as possible.
All sessions will be live-broadcast and recorded, and will be shared publicly free of charge under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
CONTRIBUTE YOUR CREATIVE WORK
Do you write? Make music? Paint? Draw? Program? Perform?
Are you a culture-hacker or meme-maker? Have you become creatively radicalized?
As part of this series, Metapsychosis is seeking submissions of original work that embodies transmutational power—with critical awareness. We welcome your essays, poems, songs, short films, stories, and experimental art.
Our editorial crew/community will review and curate all contributions, and feature the ones that move us on the website and this page.
COMMUNITY OF DISCOURSE
Metapsychosis discussions are hosted on InfiniteConversations.com. It takes just a few seconds to sign up for a free account using your existing Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, or email address.
We're looking for help to get the word out about this event, and keep the momentum going after the conversations go live. If you have the desire and ability to join our crew in any of the following areas, we'd love to hear from you.
- Social media & communications
- Media production
- Web design & development
- Writing, editing, & curation
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest, tell us more about yourself, and ask any questions you may have.
BECOME A SUPPORTER
Of course, we can’t talk about Donald Trump without talking about money and power. There is no charge to access or participate in Transmuting the Trumpocalypse. That does not mean that we (the Metapsy crew, authors, artists, and other contributors) don’t need to be supported in our work—and yes, it takes work, to bring forth new visions and perspectives, requiring many grueling/ecstatic hours of meditating, manifesting, and coordination!
However, our economic model is biased toward the gift. We prefer not to sell ourselves for profit, and would rather make of our efforts a humble offering—only asking, in turn, that you reciprocate in a way that feels right to you and keeps the gift flowing. This is a form of cultural empowerment.
*We do not display advertising on this website, but we will express our thanks to all our backers and sponsors (who wish to be recognized) with a mention or logo placement. All funds will go to Cosmos Cooperative, to be used for operational expenses and start-up costs.
Other Ways To Give
You can also support our work in non-monetary, yet indispensable and sincerely appreciated ways. Here are some ideas:
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