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After the collapse of the 20th-century systematic mode of social organization, how can we move from our internet-enabled atomized mode, toward a fluid mode? We take problems of meaning-making, typically considered spiritual, and turn them into practical problems, which are more tractable.

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This is a nonfiction audiobook narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, David Chapman. Full text at: https://meaningness.com

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After the collapse of the 20th-century systematic mode of social organization, how can we move from our internet-enabled atomized mode, toward a fluid mode? We take problems of meaning-making, typically considered spiritual, and turn them into practical problems, which are more tractable.

You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/fluidityaudiobooks

If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattarnold

This is a nonfiction audiobook narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, David Chapman. Full text at: https://meaningness.com

    A Schematic Overview Of All Stances

    A Schematic Overview Of All Stances

    At 48 minutes, this episode is longer than most. A complete summary overview of all the dimensions of meaningness, with all the common stances one can take to them.
    Original text at: https://meaningness.com/all-dimensions-schematic-overview
    You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/m/fluidityaudiobooks
    If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattarnold
    Original music by Kevin MacLeod.
    This podcast is under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0 License.

    • 48 min
    Intro To Metarationality

    Intro To Metarationality

    Welcome to the first episode of narrating "In The Cells Of The Eggplant" by David Chapman. This begins season 2 of the Fluidity Audiobooks podcast.
    Is this book for you? How meta-rationality can level up your work in science, technology, and engineering.
    https://metarationality.com/introduction
    You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/m/fluidityaudiobooks
     
    If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattarnold
     
    Original music by Kevin MacLeod.

    This podcast is under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0 License.

    • 12 min
    Bonus Metacast: Fluidity Forum Announcement

    Bonus Metacast: Fluidity Forum Announcement

    In this interview with David Chapman, we discuss Fluidity Forum, a gathering we're planning for 2023.
    FluidityForum.org
    We'll also discuss two new events I've attended recently: Critical Rationalism Weekend in Philadelphia, and Vibecamp in Austin.
    The conversations that have started to excite me the most are intermediate scales between the individual & the world:
    - not-for-profit projects, activities & events, such as maker spaces, druid groves, science fiction conventions, local Burning Man events, open source software projects, Mastodon or Discord servers, board game/role playing groups, and Vibecamp
    - co-housing and intentional communities
    - scenes, where “scenius” emerges
    - subcultures & subsocieties
    Do those intermediate scales supply a path for personal change to bring about system change? When a small community implements a change that is un-scalable beyond its size, it’s like a sand castle. The world’s systems act like an ocean that soon washes it away. What can scale the local to the global, the temporary to the self-perpetuating?
    We also discuss this article by Hanzi Freinacht about the "3H" population: Hackers, Hipsters, and Hippies.

    • 40 min
    An Appetizer: Purpose

    An Appetizer: Purpose

    I make audiobooks and release them as podcasts. 
    The 20th-century systematic mode of social organization provided pre-packaged meaning, value, purpose, and ethics. It broke down. We entered an internet-enabled atomized mode of social organization, splintered into a kaleidoscope of meanings, without context. Audiobooks narrated in the Fluidity podcast will look toward constructing a fluid mode.
    Welcome to episode 1 of the next book, a work of non-fiction by David Chapman, a Buddhist and a former artificial intelligence researcher. "Meaningness" takes problems of meaning-making, typically considered spiritual, and turns them into practical problems, which are more tractable.
    This ten-minute introductory episode will give you a taste of this approach.
    Original text here:
    https://meaningness.com/an-appetizer-purpose
    You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/m/fluidityaudiobooks
    If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattarnold
    Music is by Kevin MacLeod.
    This podcast is under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0 License.

    • 9 min
    Preview: Eternalism and Nihilism

    Preview: Eternalism and Nihilism

    Two stances that don't work: “Everything has a definite meaning” and “Nothing means anything.”
    The original text is here:
    https://meaningness.com/preview-eternalism-and-nihilism
    You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/m/fluidityaudiobooks
    If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattarnold
    Original music by Kevin MacLeod.
    This podcast is under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0 License.

    • 15 min
    What Is Meaningness?

    What Is Meaningness?

    Meaningness is the quality of being meaningful or meaningless.
    Original text here:
    https://meaningness.com/what-is-meaningness
    You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/m/fluidityaudiobooks
    If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattarnold
    Original music by Kevin MacLeod.
    This podcast is under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0 License.

    • 6 min

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