Change is in the air again as persistent entropy creeps into the social and economic fabric of modern civilization. Overwhelming complexity has tethered the human animal to technology and anchored it to fear. While our ancestors struggled with the illusion of choice, we find ourselves paralyzed by far too many!
This is the grand challenge of our time and the consequences of ambiguous consensus are existential. A collective failure to domesticate our most powerful technologies will likely materialize humanities darkest fantasies of dystopia, famine and war.
The wisdom of antiquity suggests that every civilization must resolve its contradictions before passing into history. These "monuments to civilization" celebrate human ingenuity and inspire the next generation of explorers to daydream about harmony.
It is during humanities most ambitious period of discovery, that we call upon an entire super-organism to participate in an intense species-wide introspection on the nature of conflict, competition, cooperation, communication and consciousness. A rare eclipse of opportunity to re-imagine the systems that define the human condition and reveal the mathematical beauty which binds us all.
As you sail through this fragile experience of reality, always remember to point your compass at vibrant constellations. One must never navigate this magnificent adventure by the light of long dead stars.
We find ourselves at the beginning of a cognitive revolution that is transforming humanities relationship with reality and with each other. Funded by curiosity and the prevailing winds of passion, our lab studies the symphony of relationships that curate meaning and structure in the mind. With sensitive social instrumentation, we aim to catalog the magnificent diversity of human impulse, intelligence, behavior and cognition at a higher resolution. With these insights we can begin to understand the impact of culture, language and environment on the collective consciousness.