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This is the official crowdfunding page for "Hypermodernity:" a literary movement branded by a small but international circle of writers and artists who are addressing the radical transformations of our being-in-the-world since the Internet went public in 1995.
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Basic subscription. Gives access to video interviews and livestreams events with the major voices of Hypermodernity. Also, get exclusive access to many of Michael Aaron Kamins' unavailable writings and notes on hypermodernity and a range of topics.

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Participate in a correspondence book. This tier will grant you email correspondence with Michael Aaron Kamins, John David Ebert, and others via email to address your questions on Hypermodernity. These email correspondences will be considered as chapters in a book that collects our responses to questions on Hypermodernity and other cultural, philosophical, literary, and esoteric topics. You will be acknowledged in the book for your participation. (Correspondence limited to currently active subscriptions).

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Contribute here and receive a gift for you support: one signed-copy of the book ABSENCES (Poetry) by Michael Aaron Kamins. (Free delivery for U.S.)

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One signed-copy of ABSENCES (poetry) by Michael Aaron Kamins and one signed-copy of Kamins' forthcoming poetic-cycle CLOUDS which includes notes, journal entries, and narrative memoir about the events and experiences that led to the formulation of the notion of Hypermodernity. This tier will go towards securing publishing and other costs associated with making CLOUDS available, and will ensure your name in its acknowledgements section. (Free delivery for US)

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This tier will help support the authors involved in the forthcoming book "Video-games and Hypermodernity". Also in the interim get exclusive access to excerpts from the book, and if there is a particular video-game (or digital media icon) you would like us to discuss we will consider your recommendation. You will be acknowledged in our book for your contribution to this tier and will receive one copy of a limited edition signed by all three authors (Ebert, Mimetic Value/Sojun, and Kamins). This tier will also grant you the benefits of the preceding tier: choose either two signed copies of ABSENCES, or one of each: ABSENCES and CLOUDS (when available). (Free delivery U.S.)

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This platform is maintained by 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 destiny of Surrealism is strong evidence that these inceptual-events always begin as transformations of language--e.g., poetry-- and, later, become institutionalized reality itself. For example: what were first rare literary novelties (e.g., poems and prose of Andre Breton, Louis Aragon, Paul Eluard, Robert Desnos, etc.) became the world-famous paintings of Dali, Max Ernst, 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; as we advance into the new Millennium we will be increasingly living within the dreamspace of the Hyper (or: the Cloud)-- for example augmented realities and full-immersion VR-- introducing unprecedented intensities to the ontological and epistemological dilemmas that have always been with us-- but never in this way...It is the responsibility of the "Hypermoderns" to get a handle on this. But such handles have to be made.

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. Your subscription will go to making such happenings possible and the generation of more content.

We are asking for your participation to help us afford the completion and publication of two books. A "trialogue" book by the media entrepreneur MimeticValue ("Q" Sojun), author John David Ebert, and Michael Aaron Kamins titled (tentatively) "Video-games and Hypermodernity;" this book will explore, among many things, the digital iconography of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and more) which we see as part of the mythology of Hypermodernity; and also, new iterations of a variety of 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.

The other book is Kamins' epic poetic cycle CLOUDS which joins two books as one: a long conceptual poem (and continuation of ABSENCES), with a collection of notes, journal entries, and autobiographical memoir of events and inspiration involved in the formulation of Hypermodernity (and the Cloud). Your participation will go far in securing formatting and publishing costs for CLOUDS.

Please subscribe; and help us launch a Vision: a new American and international literary, theoretical, and artistic endeavor that has the promise to address and solve the problems of "hypermodernism." (cf. digital artist Chris Boyd for examples of hypermodernistic experimentation in the UK visual arts).

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A sample of forthcoming hypermodern trialogue book... if you enjoy this and would like to see more of these kinds of explorations of hypermodernity please subscribe. Sincerely, Michael Aaron Kamins. https://medium.com/@michaelaaron3684/videogames-tarot-17a1f75aabc0

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