BRAVE NEW WORLD
This Forum, Brave New World, is devoted to examination of current social, demographic, and scientific discoveries and trends, and how these define where we are and where we are going.
THE DANCE OF SHIVA
This Forum, The Dance of Shiva, is devoted to examination of history, current events, and cycles: where we have been, where we are, where we are going. The cosmic heartbeat echoes in the the patterns which underlie all things.
NIGHT SEA JOURNEY
This Forum, The Night Sea Journey, is devoted to examination of the mythic and the spiritual, and those strange boundaries they occupy with the nature of the mind and in our interactions with others. Like the better known "Hero's Journey", the "Night Sea Journey" is one interpretation of the eternal hero's confrontation with the forces of the unknown in the quest for identity.
This Forum, Sinfonia, is devoted to the arts: music, literature, visual and physical -- and especially to how our expression of these so justly termed "humanities" reflects our own humanity and our evolution as human beings..
THE SCALES OF JUSTICE
This Forum, The Scales of Justice, is devoted to examination of political and legal systems and events, as well as those aspects of regulation and societal mores which reverberate at all levels of community. What is the nature and interrelationship of ethics, law, and regulation in our society? How does the fluidity of the Internet alter the way we see regulation, and enforceability of regulation?
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
This Forum, Through the Looking Glass, offers a wider mirror to enable us to look back upon ourselves as social creatures, to identify the ways and manner of our interactions with each other. First, however, we must choose to step through the mirror, for it is only from outside our own social constructs that we can begin to see the frame within which we habitually function. At what point does individuality fade into group identity? to what extent is group identity forged or altered by the individual?
THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN
Welcome to the kitchen. Please make yourselves comfortable. Let's pause and actually taste the gingerbread.
This Forum, No Exit, is devoted to examination of personal identity and who we are as human beings. When we look in the mirror, whom do we see?
This Forum, The Matrix, is devoted to examination of the nature of the Internet and how it has redefined who we are as human beings. No longer is conversation limited to a structured sound or a pattern of hands and fingers: "real" interaction occurs instantly between those who may never meet face to face.
THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
This Forum, The Global Village, is devoted to examination of global literacy and the mass media and their influence upon micro and macro culture. Is the United States inadvertantly killing off other cultures?
This Forum, Koyaanisquatsi, is devoted to examination of those things we feel have become out of balance in our world. As such, it is a general social issues Forum: but, although I will not discourage the occasional general rant, I hope rather that these conversations will not only identify the sources of problems, but also attempt to identify viable solutions.
I edited the description to update the one altered forum (Sinfonia). - Kyle