Marshall McLuhan predicted "the Future of Man in the Electric Age" back in a 1965 interview (as well as throughout his life's work). I recently made a video examining (editing) his interview, and juxtaposing his work with images and audio from the Other end of the Electric Age.. Hopefully it does a good job elucidating… Continue reading Revisiting McLuhan through the lens of the Electric Age
Over on YouTube, the "Industrial Society and its Future" Summary video we made is one of our most popular videos - but so much has changed in the past year (2020) - where do things stand now? User Thundy wrote us this incredible comment on Monday, November 23rd, 10:13 PM (PST), and it deserves our… Continue reading A Viewer’s View: ISAIF in 2020
In the new Wisecrack video, Jared delves into the emergent platform economy, wherein businesses act as services and utilities, offering us access to specific opportunities, actions, and content. More and more (as evidenced by apps such as Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Apple music, Airbnb, Netflix, and all other subscription-based exclusivities), our activities and pastimes are becoming… Continue reading Watch “How Platforms OWN You (Disney+, Netflix, Uber) – Wisecrack Edition” on YouTube
Episode 3 of The Unists podcast is up and running on YouTube as we speak! In this episode, Nick sits down with Rachel again to FINALLY, for the first time in video and podcast forms, discuss what the hell Unism is!! While regular visitors to our site, events or meetings can enjoy this episode as… Continue reading Watch Episode 3 of the Unists Podcast!
Lot a' people talkin' fake news lately. Lotta people using words diff'ren'ly, we reckon. There are at least three different concepts/definitions wrapped up in people's usage of the term "fake news." In the majority of cases, they are implying/referring to either: 1) Intentional Satire, that simpletons confuse as actual journalism/actual events,which elites argue is corrupting/confusing the… Continue reading The Truth about Fake News
Hello world! In our second official Call To Inaction - our term for a concerted, repeating avoidance of a product, service, or activity - we are addressing a realm that will require much attention in the coming month's posts: the Internet. In 2016, hardly any of us actually stop and take time out of our day… Continue reading Call To Inaction #2
Hello! Lots of people have asked us how to participate in Unism. Besides incorporating our philosophies into your daily life, such as accepting the fundamental rights and humanity of yourself and everyone you love, hate, or couldn't care about; and acknowledging and understanding the limitations that our current ideologies (and therefore societies) suffer from,… Continue reading A Call To Inaction
Part One is found here In our contemporary age, we like to think of "web-surfing" as a much more involved or stimulating activity than just "channel-surfing," a term (dating back to at least 1986) for television viewers who would scan their thousands of available TV stations without finding a program that even remotely (lol!) pleased them. Channel-surfing… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 2
Craigslist is amazing. Back in the early 2000's, Craigslist was like the Silk Road of the 7th Century - or even the darkweb Silk Road of the early 2010's - in that it seemed to offer an intersection for people of every walk of life, seeking to swap everything humans could ever imagine transacting. No… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 1
"...It has taken and still takes all of us, working together, to do this. We are the ones doing it, every day. And yet most of us seem to feel that we can have more control over football games than we can over our cities, our jobs, even our own lives." The curious thing about… Continue reading Is Life A Spectator Sport?
"We all want to be famous, to be seen, frozen, preserved in the media, because we've come to trust what is seen more than what is actually lived. Somehow we've gotten everything backwards and images seem more real to us than experiences. To know that we really exist, that we really matter, we have to… Continue reading “What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”
As a "by the people for the people" movement, just by reading this, you have become a small part of something that will begin to shape our shared future on a grand scale, and thereby the course of human history entirely. From this point on, how you want to be involved with or removed from Unism… Continue reading Tweet and Follow Us @TheUnists