Tier Two – Collaborator: For a loving donation of $10 ou will receive a complimentary, early release eCopy of the Best of Modern Mythology anthology. PLEASE include your email so you can receive it.
Apocalyptic Imaginary: The Best of Modern Mythology 2011
This book captures and expands upon the unique commentary and analysis that has helped define the Modern Mythology project in 2011. Through the voices of many contributors, we collectively take a hard look at the blurred lines between narrative and truth, philosophy and literature, personal history and cultural memory. All of this is done with an eye towards the imagined apocalypse that is always just around the corner. Join in the discussion, and leave your cultural blinders at home.
Coming December 2011. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of your own for $.99 as an eBook everywhere but Amazon (their pricing strategy forces it to a bottom price-point of $2.99), and the paperback should come in at around $16. I will announce the final price when it is laid out, as prices are based on final page counts.
What’s going on in the back room
James curcio catches us up on the whirlwind of activity going on and reveals some of what’s to come for Modern Mythology and beyond:
We’re still working behind-the-scenes on getting our podcast in order. That’ll begin running here and on Alterati when it’s ready – hopefully soon – and then will run regularly thereafter every other week.
Over the past few months there have been several ongoing fictional (or quasi-fictional, more aptly) narratives. After some thought, I’ve broken them off to Join My Cult! to keep the content on Modern Mythology itself focused on commentary, critique, analysis, exegesis, even aphorism, rather than strictly counterculture / conspiracy narrative. On JMC you will find high weirdness created by a world-wide network of cabals.
In other news, I just finished attending the major SPEP (Society of Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy) conference in Philadelphia. Expect a little about that here in coming days. Among other things, the very split of continental and analytic philosophy is along the same lines as what we draw as myth and science, here, so I’d like to unpack that thought and several others soon.
The fundraiser continues in November. We’ve raised $342, and I thank each of the people who have chipped in so far. But we have a way to go. I’m hoping we can kick that up a notch, so we can keep this project going as well as kicking it up to the next level (especially if we meet the full goal.) Minimum donation is now $1, and still gets you a perk – an eBook copy of Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End at less than retail price.
What We Need & What You Get
The funds we are raising are for :
1. Setup and other fees for the publication of the “Apocalyptic Imaginary: Best of Modern Mythology 2011” anthology, which covers a wide range of important topics from the arts, culture, literature, all with our eclectic and often irreverent edge.
2. Extended production for the launch of a Modern Mythology podcast. Funds will allow for us to provide on-site coverage and extend production.
3. The funds will also be used to spread awareness of all elements of this project– brochures, flyers, and presence at relevant conventions and conferences in 2012.
4. Tech – hosting, domains, etc.
Every little bit helps and those who contribute will receive special perks & publications!
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