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Global Pause - Rethink the Future

54 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago -

The moment is now to rethink the future, to question our market oriented way of life, and how our acceptance of the way toward life keeps us in a holding pattern. We explore the way to surpass this.

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#52: Rethinking consumer sovereignty

January 14, 2021 00:39 - 20 minutes - 19 MB

What does consumer sovereignty become when average social relations are potentialized from want to creativity. We discuss.

#51: Rethinking choice in light of the supplement

January 11, 2021 20:49 - 19 minutes - 17.6 MB

We reserve time as a supplement so the choices that would potentialise life have to considered in light of this given, we discuss. 

#50: Unmarketing the relation

January 06, 2021 19:54 - 15 minutes - 14 MB

To unmarket our way of life is to dispose of the way of our communication when beholden to marketing. We explore this transition in greater detail.

#49: Social distancing has always been our way

January 04, 2021 21:48 - 18 minutes - 16.6 MB

When independence is considered an ideal whereby you must secure it against the "they" we set in motion a way of life that has at its core social distancing as an ideal. We discuss 

#48: The indivisibility of creativity

January 03, 2021 23:05 - 21 minutes - 19.5 MB

If we are marginal, then to potentialise our lives through an indivisible creativity would be a way of over overcoming our slightness. We discuss the way towards this

#47: Purgatory is our way

January 03, 2021 00:47 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

Is life about securing credit for the afterlife of our labouring? If so are we substantiating purgatory as a way of life and the marketing of visions to console us with? We discuss.

#46: The meaning of our way of life

January 02, 2021 03:31 - 17 minutes - 16.5 MB

We are market oriented, but what exactly does that mean? We explore this question with a view to surpassing it.

#45: Rethinking our time in light of our indivisibility

December 31, 2020 03:07 - 28 minutes - 26.2 MB

If we are marginal, in the sense we are a means towards the end of life we presuppose, we look at our indivisibility as the ideal we should aspire to in our way towards it.

#44: Rethinking the good of visibility & consumption

December 28, 2020 23:28 - 20 minutes - 19 MB

We explore consumption in light of the "good of visibility" our way of life engenders when the want of self reigns and how appearance can initiate an encounter with an order removed from the claim of want. 

#43: Rethinking zero growth

December 28, 2020 02:25 - 13 minutes - 12.5 MB

For zero growth to be achievable it has to be an effect of our way of life and not a goal. We explore this through questioning how our market oriented way of life legitimises consumption as a substitutable activity for richer shared experiences.  

#42:The difference in social credit systems - gratitude

December 24, 2020 01:19 - 23 minutes - 21.9 MB

If our unavowed utopianism allows dystopian proclivities the ability to grow through dispensing "social credit" that marginalises what is already marginal, to rethink credit in light of gratitude becomes all the more pressing. 

#41: Reimagining the solstice

December 21, 2020 08:28 - 23 minutes - 21.1 MB

Something a bit different; we discuss the solstice and the grand conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn in light of giving & receiving in a way that pays reverence towards life

#40: Unmarket yourself

December 20, 2020 01:53 - 17 minutes - 15.7 MB

To be market oriented makes want primary because money is a given, to unmarket life is to make creativity primary because our time is given beyond the economic good we currently receive it as. We discuss.

#39: Rethinking giving & receiving

December 16, 2020 22:30 - 26 minutes - 24 MB

We look at how we give and receive and how this substantiates the "marginal" self we presuppose in our market oriented way of life. We explore possibility beyond this impasse.

#38: What revolution?

December 14, 2020 21:57 - 23 minutes - 21.1 MB

What would a revolution look like when removing the marginality in the way we give and receive ourselves is the issue to be addressed. We explore.

#37: Social credit qualifying worth

December 13, 2020 20:16 - 20 minutes - 18.9 MB

We look at social credit as a way of qualifying the "good" of the market to ration in light of its explicit politicisation 

#36: What is Ekstanomics?

December 10, 2020 23:57 - 22 minutes - 20.3 MB

Why framing movement from our marginality to our indivisibility requires conceptualising a new form of study and understanding. We discuss

#35: Rethinking protest

December 07, 2020 22:22 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

We look at protest and its limitation for change in light of the marginality we accept when our agency is not fully harnessed through the democratisation of creativity.

#34: Rethinking our "timelines"

December 05, 2020 22:51 - 28 minutes - 26.4 MB

How do you potentialise our time to see beyond the unavowed utopianism we are beholden to? We look at the exception that can be made to put this into to play. 

#33: Rethinking the transition to a post consumer world

December 03, 2020 23:37 - 19 minutes - 17.8 MB

Transitioning to a post consumer world, what is put into play for "branding" if this were to occur? We explore this in greater detail.

#32: Rethinking opportunity cost

November 30, 2020 18:59 - 24 minutes - 22.8 MB

If we do not consider there is an option to our way of life how will we ever regard the cost of our actions? We look at the way towards opportunity when considered a market one, in contrast to one beyond it.

#31: Rethinking what is an externality

November 28, 2020 22:39 - 26 minutes - 24.2 MB

What do we externalise for the good of our want?  Can we even acknowledge we do when opportunity for life is never given beyond the market. We discuss. 

#30: Rethinking thanksgiving

November 26, 2020 18:47 - 19 minutes - 18.1 MB

The way how we give and receive determine the possibility for gratitude. We look at our market oriented way of life in light of the holiday that celebrates giving thanks.

#29: Rethinking dystopia

November 24, 2020 18:48 - 23 minutes - 21.6 MB

Why is security always touted as a pretext for the removal of freedom? We look at our unavowed utopianism in light of the political developments it substantiates. 

#28: Rethinking emergence of culture from the market

November 22, 2020 21:06 - 27 minutes - 25 MB

Culture is not an asset, so how do you take our understanding of human action when reduced to want to potentialise it beyond this reduction? We look at what can emerge from our market oriented way of life when creativity becomes the given.

#27: Rethinking education of "life"

November 21, 2020 19:04 - 20 minutes - 19.1 MB

We presuppose our way of life, so hand it down to our children so that they may become as marginal as what we are. We question the "real world" in light of this initiation.

#26: Rethinking place in light of our unavowed utopianism

November 19, 2020 21:30 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

How can we move to richer experiences of life when it would seem our movement is towards the removal of ourselves? We address place through the lens of our unavowed utopianism that holds sway to compromise any sense of place we can share.

#25: Rethinking rendering unto caesar

November 16, 2020 23:49 - 27 minutes - 25.1 MB

We look at what would appear to be 2 irreconcilable statements of Christ, in light of what we can potentialise in our everydayness.

#24: Rethinking Nietzsche's mad man

November 15, 2020 21:03 - 24 minutes - 22.5 MB

We explore the mad man whom accosts the people in the market place in light of the God he failed to see, and the potential for the "transvaluation of values"

#23: Rethinking justice

November 12, 2020 23:30 - 17 minutes - 16.1 MB

We look to reframe the question of justice from the marginality of our time when we receive it as an economic good. The indivisibility of time is compromised through the way of life we presuppose through our unquestioning acceptance. 

#22: Rethinking the "good" of want

November 09, 2020 22:19 - 22 minutes - 20.7 MB

We look at the primacy of want when we define our agency according to it. How does the claim towards life  work through what we presuppose, do we in fact consume our want as our way rather than create a way of removing it.

#21: Rethinking the possibility for democracy

November 08, 2020 17:23 - 17 minutes - 15.6 MB

When we think of democracy we invariably think of governmental organisation but is there another way to think its potential? We pose this question in light of the creativity we do not animate when market oriented, and the individuation of "life" this entails that disempowers the "demos" of self rule.

#20: Rethinking afterlife sabbath retirement supplement

October 30, 2020 16:02 - 20 minutes - 18.8 MB

We rethink our way of life by looking at the 7 days of creation as the model for our working week. We consider this in light of the potential nested within the supplement of time we reserve for ourselves that has direct correlations with "redemptive" understanding of time. 

#19: Rethinking learning money

October 24, 2020 20:54 - 16 minutes - 15.1 MB

Money is a given, and so we give money to our children to learn. What is put into play when the sheer claim of money has on our temporality is not given with this lesson? What do we disinhibit in our way towards life we supposed for our children? We cover questions such as these in latest episode. 

#18: Rethinking the marginality of how our time is given

October 17, 2020 23:00 - 15 minutes - 14.5 MB

Money claims us absolutely when our time is made marginal by being producible as an economic good. We look at the consequences of this when we equate our time into money .

#17: Rethinking "making a living"

October 11, 2020 05:22 - 21 minutes - 20.1 MB

What do we make living when we are intent on making a living? We explore this question in light of the disavowed Utopianism of our market oriented way of life that makes our striving for life not as clear as what it would appear at 1st glance. 

#16: Rethinking monies removal

October 04, 2020 09:20 - 18 minutes - 17.3 MB

When our time is made marginal by becoming accountable through the use of money we create the grounds for its presupposition. It's continual development to the point of its virtualisation, or democratisation in peer-to-peer forms offers nothing in the way of this surpassing. We look at this from monies potential removal our praxis facilitates when we no longer accept our time equals it.

#15: Rethinking loyalty to our way of life

September 27, 2020 21:42 - 19 minutes - 17.7 MB

We are loyal to our way of life, we accept our way of doing things such that our loyalty is given without questioning why? Why are we loyal to a way of life that takes as a given a reduction in our agency and creativity, why accept passivity, cynicism, and the ills of our way of life when what is possible to us to create remains open. We explore these themes in the latest episode.

#14: Rethinking money & goodwill

September 20, 2020 21:34 - 19 minutes - 17.6 MB

Goodwill is an intangible, for a new way of giving and receiving to occur this "asset" must be released from the balance sheet of civilisation. We see this happening as a necessity, as the use of money inhibits the circulation of this good to animate the creation of a world that is not given with its use.

#13: Rethinking the possibility for art

September 13, 2020 21:07 - 25 minutes - 23.6 MB

If to be market oriented means to be a consumer, then we are primarily a product or commodity of our way of life. We look at the possibility for art in light of surpassing this reduction. For it is only through an artful way of giving and receiving ourselves will the possibility for art be given like a commodity is today.

#12: Rethinking cynicism & thought crime

August 31, 2020 20:33 - 25 minutes - 23.2 MB

Possibility always has context from which it arises. What is considered possible invariably is entertained as a "thought crime" from the prevailing world view. If our context is a "market oriented way of life" what thought crime must be entertained to overcome the pervasive cynicism our way of life engenders.  To entertain being at odds with what is currently given does not involve senseless violence but rather how we play host to a disease we take exception to.  It always must come back to ...

#11: Rethinking the "want of self" the market maintains

August 16, 2020 04:18 - 21 minutes - 19.7 MB

To be market oriented is to accept the"want of self" as an unquestioned given, as this orientation reduces the scope of ones agency. We look at how "enterprising the good" overcomes this impoverishment by harnessing creativity beyond the model of the good life that is touted and secured against "the they", to potentialise the they as the means of surpassing this want that is currently accepted as a given. 

#10: Rethinking what we value in light of gratitude

August 03, 2020 07:36 - 22 minutes - 20.2 MB

To value what is otherwise made secondary or subordinate to our time is critical if we are to animate a new way of doing things. We relook at what we can value in light of a gratitude possible when the exception to an exchange occurs. To give thanks is to move beyond cynicism and reflect upon absence to see what is possible to us now.

#9: Rethinking our market orientated way of life

July 20, 2020 08:57 - 22 minutes - 21 MB

A market orientated way of life, begs the question exactly what it is we are orientated to! If we say we are orientated to the satisfaction of our wants then we conceal from ourselves what is at issue in this orientation as time underwrites all exchanges, or all satisfaction of our wants. Where is this orientation to our time? Where is the market for our time when we secure it as a supplement or economic good? We take a closer look at this issue to reveal the civilisational impasse we are gr...

#8: Rethinking rationing through the exception

July 06, 2020 08:48 - 31 minutes - 28.8 MB

We explore how the exception can weave itself into commercial activity potentialising both consumption and production through the culture that emerges outside the market. This new way of cooperating rations the potential of the exception occurring through the acts of people whom give their time to nurture the very culture that makes this possible. What occurs is the incremental un-marketing that enables us to give and receive in an entirely different way.

#7: Rethinking possibility in light of overcoming cynicism

June 22, 2020 06:44 - 25 minutes - 23.1 MB

As values are contested in "the market" any transvaluation of values needs to be engendered in this arena of human activity. Yet how can the latent creativity be potentialised when "marketing" & "branding" is the language used. How can we elude the accusation of seeing every offering as just another way to sell our arses. We approach the question of cynicism through the exception and how the circuit breaker enables us to get over ourselves to start to animate creation, rather than accepting ...

#6: Rethinking choice in light of the potential latent within our commerce

June 12, 2020 08:07 - 17 minutes - 16.5 MB

We start to tease out the potential that is open to us. We do this by looking at the nature of the exceptions we make when making decisions according to our values exemplified in "conscious consumption". We see this trend as harnessing the latent agency though not to the degree necessary to initiate the emergence of a new way of life from the holding pattern of consumerism and relating to each other through our wants.

#5: Rethinking want and the self

May 31, 2020 06:49 - 21 minutes - 19.5 MB

When time equals money we ensure want persists irrespective of whether we glory in the signs of our supposed transcendence wealth comes to symbolise. We can only approximate the sovereignty we seek to emulate as we do not create through making an exception to a way of life that make our temporality a thing and so perpetuates the holding pattern of consumption where we consume the want of this self, through the visions we entertain. 

#4: Rethinking the model of consumption

May 26, 2020 12:45 - 21 minutes - 19.5 MB

The good of visibility underwrites the models legitimacy to orientate human activity into the holding patterns of ever increasing acquisitive consumption. We look at why visibility as a good needs to be overcome to move beyond the order of the model that currently predominates.

#3: Rethinking the holding pattern of consumerism

May 03, 2020 09:34 - 21 minutes - 29.9 MB

Why is consumption a way of life? What unquestioned given legitimises this activity? We set out to explore a different way of framing the issue so as to bring to light the unintended consequences of our actions when we take the pursuit of lifestyle as the goal for our lives.