I have previously written about individualism as a sickness. The data confirms this. The longest running study in the world on what gives people a long and happy life – going on for 70+ years at Harvard – states it quite simply: Friends. Loneliness, in contrast, is as lethal as a pack of smokes a day. Loneliness kills. The study is framed in a way … Continue reading How important is community?
This last weekend, 35 burners decended upon Stora Kinäs Gård, smack in the middle of the deep forests of Östergötland. For 48 hours, there was a lot of different things going on; cuddles, genuine conversations, a jam stage, electronica yoga, bathing in the lake, a lot of brilliant dj:s and live acts – among them the premieer of Saagan’s (aka Andreas Saag) live set that has … Continue reading The Forest Interface: What happened in the forest
In my last post I posited that capitalist individualism may be seen as a sickness. I wouldn’t do my job as a deleuzian philosopher if I didn’t take the mission command to introduce new problems and dream up new concepts, new worlds even. Here is one idea that has been floating around in my head for some time. How to merge a libertarianism (verging on anarchism) … Continue reading The Cure #1: Control+Alt+Deleuze
I recently went to the cinema and watched the latest installment of the Fifty Shades films. I’ve now seen the first two (I watched the other on dvd as to get the full story before seeing the second film), and many people seem to be impressed, bewildered or intrigued by the fact that I’ve seen them (as the movie theatre was packed with 100 girls/women … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Subsecularism
I just made an appearance in the podcast: The Catacombic Machine. The podcast and blog is run by Josef Gustafsson, who formerly also rn the blog and podcast Freestyle Christianity to which I’ve contributed some texts. This is, however, the first time I’ve been part of the podcast. Feel free to listen as I elaborate on the introductory text to this blog and unpack it for you, … Continue reading Podcast: The Subsecular & The Music