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
Unism as a Participatory Culture
Hello all! Unism is the start of a new participatory culture, which solidifies the open-minded and well-intended among us: the millions and millions of otherwise non-categorizable, non-affiliated people who are not satisfied with the state of disharmony, predation, and warfare we exist in. Unism is for those of us, all across the world, who seek to… Continue reading Unism as a Participatory Culture
How TV Ruined Your Life: Aspiration
Here's an amazing video from one of our favorite cultural critics, Charlie Brooker, in his excellent BBC2 television series, "How TV Ruined Your Life" (don't say that it didn't, it DID!) In this episode, titled and addressing "Aspiration," Brooker shows how our lives have been shaped by the excesses we see paraded in front of… Continue reading How TV Ruined Your Life: Aspiration
A Call To Inaction
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
Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 2
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
Is Life A Spectator Sport?
"...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?
“What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”
"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?”