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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 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).

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Hypermodernity

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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Hypermodernity

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Basic subscription. Gives real-time access to Q&A livestream, and other livestream events including interviews with the major voices of Hypermodernity (John David Ebert, Brian Francis Culkin, Mimetic Value, Chris Boyd, etc.). 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 correspondence with Michael Aaron Kamins via email to address your questions on Hypermodernity (and also Kamins' range of specialties from Jungian psychology and Ericksonian hypnosis to NLP, Magick, and psychedelic science; to Ufology and parapsychology; to media theory, philosophy, and literary art.) These email correspondences will be considered as chapters in a book-- a Hypermodern Reader-- that collects Kamins' responses to questions from students at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Quora, and elsewhere over the years; you will be acknowledged in the book for your participation (or by simply supporting this or any other tier). (Correspondence limited to currently active subscriptions). Your participation will also support a regularly updated Dream and magick journal that Kamins will share only with active subscribers and who will also be acknowledged in the publication of these journals as a book.

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Contribute here and receive a gift for you support: one signed-copy of book ABSENCES (Poetry) by Michael Aaron Kamins. Or, one signed-copy of Kamins' forthcoming poetry book CLOUDS (Free Delivery within the US.)

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One signed-copy of ABSENCES (poetry) by Michael Aaron Kamins and one signed-copy of CLOUDS (when the latter is available. (or two signed copies of ABSENCES). 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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Along with the opportunities offered by the Participation tier, for the Hyperreal tier you'll get one-signed copy of Kamins' poetry books ABSENCES and one-signed copy of CLOUDS (when the latter is available), and one-signed copy, signed by all three authors, of the forthcoming "Videogames and Hypermodernity" trialogue book (limited supply). Also in the interim get exclusive access to excerpts from the book, and if there is a particular videogame (or digital media icon) you would like us to discuss we will take your recommendation. You will be acknowledged in our book for your contribution to this tier. (Free delivery US).

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