Honing Our Axiology of Homo lumens — Recommended Readings

Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. 1689. Kant, Immanuel. The Metaphysics of Morals. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 1797. Lewin, Kurt. Principles of Topological Psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1936. Bauman, Zygmunt. Liquid Modernity. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2000. Bartow, Jef. Resolving the Mysteries of Human Consciousness: […]

The Metamemetics and Epimemetics of What Homo lumens Experiences in Human Agreements

Are people predisposed to unconsciously accept and consciously choose certain kinds of agreements?  Do some people tend towards more vibrant or less vibrant experiences of the five primary relationships (to self, other, group, nature, spirit)?  Are people conditioned by the group’s agreements or do individuals condition the group’s agreements?  Do the agreements of a group […]

Guest post — Homo lumens — Where Attention = Love = Energy

Guest post by Leslie Ritchie-Dunham, Director of Creative at Vibrancy Labs The work of Vibrancy is to surface, understand and rethink the underlying agreements of how we, as Homo lumens, recognize and organize ourselves. Why do we do this? Because what modern organizations are still doing for the most part; how they work, how they are structured, […]

The Reality That Is Always Here, Ready for Homo lumens to Discover — Recommended Reading

Gebser, Jean, The Ever-Present Origin (N. Barstow with A. Mickunas, Trans.), 1985, Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.   Click here for chapter one. When you are ready to dive deep into a multi-cultural, multi-millennia, aperspectival exploration of the three levels of perceived reality, as described in ecosynomic terms as possibility, development, outcomes or light, verb, and noun, I invite you to […]

Homo lumens Flys a Horse — Recommended Reading

Ashton, Kevin, How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery. 2015, New York: Doubleday.   Click here for an interactive companion to the book. “The question is not whether invention is the sole province of a tiny minority but the opposite: how many of us are creative?  The answer, hidden in plain sight, […]

Guest post — Reflections on “Homo lumens” post

Guest post – Jim Throneburg, founder of THORLO I love the observation in the “homo lumens” post, but I have a couple of things I think are a little misleading by making it seem that the cost of engaging people is low. I have to challenge that, on principle. I distinguish between the “cost” of […]

From Human Resources to Homo lumens as Competitive Advantage

We all have access to a vast competitive advantage most never see or use.  The question of “competitiveness” seems to be ever-present, whether you are an individual looking to exchange money (wages) for a labor contract or grants for project impacts, or a group providing products or services in the marketplace, a community attracting homeowners and […]

Is the State of Nature LOCKEd In or enLUMENSed?

Are we locked in to or liberated by our natural state?  This is an old question.  With a hat tip to Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau, perhaps I provide a new twist here. If Nature is the essence of the reality we experience as living beings, what is real to us?  How do we define reality?  People […]

Who Controls Your Impact?

The impact of your efforts is the amount of energy transferred, from the force generated by your efforts, to something or someone else.  There are five elements in your impact.  They each influence your efforts and subsequent impact.  The question is, who is controlling these elements?  You?  Consciously? Unconsciously? Someone else?  Consciously?  Unconsciously? The five […]