Your Attention Is Not a ResourceHere is a proposition for you to consider: you and I have exactly as much attention as we need. In fact, I’d invite you to do more than consider it. Take it out for a spin in the world. See if proceeding on this assumption doesn’t change how you experience life, maybe not radic…
Impossible SilencesIn this installment, I reflect on the challenge of speaking online in the absence of meaningful silences. The point is not, in this case, to complain a…
L. M. Sacasas
Hello all, I’m experimenting again, this time with a relatively impromptu discussion group around an article by Illich rather than a book. And rather t…
L. M. Sacasas
The Paradox of ControlExploring the paradox of control, which is the subject of German sociologist Hartmut Rosa’s recent book, The Uncontrollability of the World. It’s a sho…
L. M. Sacasas
Reading Illich: "Rivers North" Synchronous Thread (1 p.m. EST)Hello all, This synchronous discuss thread on Rivers North of the Future will begin in just under an hour from now at 1PM (EST). The thread is o…
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Remembering Illich: A Conversation with David CayleyThis installment is the latest in a series of conversations with colleagues and friends of Ivan Illich. For over thirty years, David Cayley worked for …
L. M. Sacasas
Discussion Thread: Death and Digital MediaConsider this another Convivial Society experiment: an open discussion thread. I’ll introduce a topic and the thread is open for anyone who want…
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The Hermeneutical ImperativeJust as for Peter Berger the sociological structures of modern society generated the heretical imperative, so, too, I would like to propose, the techno…
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