This platform is maintained by Los Angeles poet and archetypal psychologist Michael Aaron Kamins whose groundbreaking poetry book ABSENCES was instrumental to the foundation of what Kamins and friends have branded “hypermodernity:” a literary movement based on a visionary-critical theory concerning the status of “reality” since the Internet went public in 1995 (cf. John David Ebert [cultural-discourse.com]; and Michael Aaron Kamins [Medium.com]).
As our ideas crystalize and the movement establishes itself, it is necessary to invite the support of subscribers who are interested not only in new content but in co-creating what promises to be a revolutionary approach to literature, thought, and theory for the new Millennium; an approach that in parallel with the vast changes of reality brought about by the Internet in 1995 is nothing less than a full-scale negotiation between the boundaries of the Real and the Imaginary.
It may be a meaningful coincidence that Hypermodernity as a literary venture coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the comparable "Surrealist movement" (Surrealist manifesto of 1924) established by a small group of Parisians in the second decade of the 20th century. Perhaps within the first decades of every new century a crew of friends and visionaries, poets and madmen are brought together to determine what is possible within the bounds of a given cultural horizon. The phenomenon and fate of Surrealism is strong evidence that these inceptual-events always begin as transformations of language--e.g., poetry-- and from there become institutionalized reality itself. For example: what were first rare literary novelties (e.g., poems of Andre Breton and Paul Eluard, etc.) became the world-famous paintings of Dali, Picasso, Magritte, etc., and since TV, the 1960s, LSD, computer-games, and the Internet, Surrealism has super-saturated everything-- has indeed become the new reality.
We aim to make Hypermodernity an international literary phenomenon as it is precisely a movement dealing with the implications of telematic Globalization whereby the earth has been encased in a digital-aethyric sphere of electromagnetic signals that forms both a matrix for the radical actualization of the Imagination and a kind-of neuro-Gnostic prison for the psyche. Kamins calls this: "CGI-cubed" or C³GI: the Capital Climactic Climatic Global Imaginary, i.e., the Hyper-Cloud (the totalized global synchronization of cloud-computing and its extensions into the technical infrastructure of our social and civic spaces).
We hope to organize events for Hypermodernity between Los Angeles, CA, and the art/cultural district of Santa Fe, NM-- home of author John David Ebert; as well as Iquitos, Peru; and others. Your subscription will go to making such happenings possible and the generation of ever richer content.
We hope to bring you value through video interviews with the main voices and stars of Hypermodernity and a variety of experimental writings. For example, we are currently hoping to subsidize the completion and publication of a forthcoming "trialogue" book by Kamins and the media entrepreneur MimeticValue ("Q" Sojun), and author John David Ebert titled (tentatively) "Video-games and Hypermodernity" that explores-- among the many surreal dimensions of both subjects-- the digital iconography of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and more) as the electronic mythology for the telematic and Hypermodern age; and which are new iterations of a variety of fascinating arcana, e.g., from the Tarot deck of Western Magick to the collapse of the Neoplatonic imagination of the "Metaphysical age" (i.e., the epoch of Western philosophy and European Christendom that spans a chasm of intellectual history from Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche's announcement of the "death of God;" or the end of "Western philosophy understood as Platonism")-- a shift that inaugurated a change in our understanding of the difference between the Real and the Imaginary, and that we are negotiating now as the hyperreal virtuality of hypermodernity.
Please subscribe; and help us launch a Vision of aeonic significance as well as a new American and international literary and artistic avant garde that has the promise to address and solve the problems of "hypermodernism." (cf. digital artist Chris Boyd for examples of hypermodernistic experiment in the UK visual arts).