A MaybeLogic Academy Course

academylogohtml.jpeg Robert Anton Wilson and his crew set up an online academy for him to teach James Joyce and other subjects to those of us who thrived off his learning and insights. Before he died, he began to invite others to teach courses through the Maybe Logic Academy, and the site has lived on. I was honored to be asked to teach a course based on my new book. It goes for ten weeks, and begins October 11. I'll be donating my proceeds to archive.org. Here's the pitch.
Ten weeks of study and dialogue, ten commands for a digital age. We continue to accept new technologies into our lives with little or no understanding of how these devices work and work on us. We do not know how to program our computers, nor do we care. We spend much more time and energy trying to figure out how to use them to program one another, instead. And this is a potentially grave mistake. Just as the invention of text utterly transformed human society, disconnecting us from much of what we held sacred, our migration to the digital realm will also require a new template for maintaining our humanity. In this course, Rushkoff shares the biases of digital media, and what that means for how we should use them. The course will be organized along the ten main biases of digital media - time, distance, scale, choice, complexity, identity, social, fact, sharing, and purpose - exploring how digital media is tilted towards one or the other end of each spectrum. We will then discuss how to maintain agency in the face of each of these biases.


  1. I took Reverend Ivan Stang’s cult creation class through MaybeLogic a couple years ago. I got so much downloadable Subgenius content, I’m still bathing in slack two years later! Damn you Bob! Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Church of the Subgenius or extremely dangerous mind control cults in general. Praise Bob!

  2. wierd, found myself thinking about teh General Semantics institute today as i was walking somewhere. truefact.

  3. I have loved RAW’s work for over 20 years, and the rest of the Maybe Logic curriculum since it started. I even published a short piece in the first issue of Maybe Quarterly. Hope the course goes well.

  4. Once again the Subgenius and their ilk prove their ability to foretell the future, this time, the Future of Education… Praise BOB!

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