Tired of small talk
At Immersioneer, we believe it's time to take human dialogue somewhere deeper.
With the arrival of smartphones and social media, we were told that the world was becoming more connected. But as mental health declines while our digital addictions grow, it's clear that something human has been lost in the shuffle.
On The I Project, we explore the roots of this disconnection and explore new ways of thinking, seeing, and being.
I think we are collectively going through this giant awakening because we are no longer outsourcing our consciousness. We're realizing...I am the one who is in charge of how I feel about the things going on in the world, and now I have to plug back in...to figure out how I can be a positive presence in the way that I live my life and deal with others.
Kelly Sue Milano
And by a "deeper" dialogue we don't mean heavy, stuffy, or boring. We mean a conversation that cuts through the noise so we can talk about the real things that move our lives.
Social media might be good for sharing memes, but it's not great at fostering healthy human dialogue. At Open Session we put our smartphones away and embark on a collaborative conversation about the big challenges facing culture and civilization.
As our world grows more complex, I believe we are being challenged to find new ways of looking at ourselves and the world we share. We are being invited to see beyond our polarization (and even beyond ourselves) to discover broader, more holistic perspectives that will guide us through the 21st Century.
But to discover such perspectives, we cannot sit idly by. We cannot hide behind our smartphone screens or social media profiles and expect technology to save us. Search engines and smartphones, powerful though they are, cannot give us the answers we need.
But if we are brave enough to re-engage with one another in the real world and to admit that we don't have all the answers, then the real work can begin. Then we can bring our collective intelligence together and re-imagine our world.
I founded Immersioneer because I believe the answers we're looking for will be found when we start looking deeper and, more importantly, when we start looking together.
Thanks for being a part of it.
clancey hilkene | founder
We're building a space for honesty and exploration, but with a focus on the deepest things that move our lives.
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Know Thy Self
There's a whole lot more to human identity than what you can capture in a selfie. At The Crash Course, we cruise past the surface stuff and dive into a series of thought experiments, meditative exercises, and Socratic dialogues that help us gain a deeper understanding of the ego and the mind.