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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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Hypermodernity

This platform is maintained by poet and archetypal psychologist Michael Aaron Kamins whose groundbreaking poetry-cycle "Transderivational Searches in Absentia" (e.g., "Absences [Poetry];" "Clouds [Poetry/Hypermodernity"]) 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 Ebert and Culkin "Hypermodernity and the End of the World" [Amazon.com] and Michael Aaron Kamins [Medium.com; Amazon.com])

As our ideas crystalize and the circle 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 continuing to independently produce and publish our own books and the new video series "Behind the Pages: On The life and works of John David Ebert w/ Michael Aaron Kamins"-- which goes through each one of John David Ebert's 30 books in order to learn more about the people, places, and ideas that inspired Ebert's brilliant literary contribution. With enough support this video series will expand into a regular podcast-- or multiple series-- allowing us to bring on featured guests.

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."

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Participate with your questions for John David Ebert and Michael Aaron Kamins in a special podcast series for subscribers. This tier will grant you email correspondence with us to specifically address your questions on Hypermodernity on the podcast and/or directly at your request. These email correspondences will also 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, along with the benefits of the preceding tier, a gift for your support: one signed-copy of the book ABSENCES (Poetry) which includes an Afterword essay by John David Ebert that reveals how the poetry outlines what we would come to call "Hypermodernity;" or receive one-signed copy of Kamins' book CLOUDS (poetry/hypermodernity) the volume subsequent to ABSENCES which includes an essay by Kamins on the "History of the Hyper" and commentary on his poetical project since 2012. (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' poetic-cycle CLOUDS (sequel to ABSENCES) which includes an expanded essay on the "History of the Hyper" and memoir about the events and experiences that led to the formulation of the notion of Hypermodernity. This tier will especially go towards securing publishing and other costs associated with making CLOUDS available and other books as well as more video podcast events with Kamins and Ebert (Free delivery for US).

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This tier will give you the opportunity to propose 1-3 topics for us to do a 2 hour podcast conversation on-- and if possible to invite you on (via Skype) as a guest for this event. This tier will also gift you with three signed books: Kamins' ABSENCES and CLOUDS and also your choice of one of John David Ebert's Scene-By-Scene books (Free delivery U.S.) Subscribers here will also be supporting forthcoming books on Hypermodernity including an anthology and a commentary on video-games and hypermodernism; and if there is a particular video-game (or digital media icon) you would like us to discuss we will consider your recommendation for that particular book (or event). You will be acknowledged in those book(s) for your contribution to this tier.

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The first episode of an expansive series of videos on the life and work of John David Ebert told through the window of each one of his books. Please subscribe so we can continue to generate more content like this and improve the production quality. Sincerely, Michael Aaron Kamins. https://youtu.be/y0o2ONWQOxM
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Initial writing for a planned book on Hypermodernity and Video-games... 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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To independently publish John David Ebert's autobiography and book on the art of Mary Church, and two books of poetry by Michael Aaron Kamins-- also additional book proposals. The costs associated with formatting these books to the professional standard they deserve is beyond what we can do alone. Also, reaching this financial goal will secure studio equipment for podcasts and compensate much of the time spent on each of these endeavors; also, it will make travel possible for in-person interviews, events, etc., and will go towards organizing a "Hypermodernist" exhibit featuring the artwork of Mary Church and more.

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