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O.G. Rose

O.G. Rose

By O.G. Rose
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Baptism as A Good Shower
Thinking about baptism beyond the formal performative act in church and more as a full body and mind experience.
May 07, 2022
Modern Art and the Death of a Culture by H.R. Rookmaaker Part 4
Abstraction is unavoidable and the irony of the empirical Impressionist, with mention of Cezanne’s counter to the painters of his time.
April 27, 2022
Modern Art and the Death of a Culture Rookmaaker Part 3
Rookmaaker’s excellent book. This is Part 3 of a series. Enlightenment’s practical consequences on the thinking behind art.
April 06, 2022
Exploring external vs internal rewards here!
April 02, 2022
Modern Art and the Death of a Culture by H.R. Rookmaaker Part 2
Discussing the next section of this great book by Rookmaaker with a focus on the pendulum swing between valuation of the Metaphysical and the Physical.
March 23, 2022
Reflection on Tanizaki’s In Praise Of Shadows
Please check out the audio recording as well as the course I mentioned hosted by Daniel Zaruba and Johannes Niederhauser!
March 22, 2022
Demand vs Pressure
How different responsibilities are different in experience.
March 15, 2022
Irish Whistle: Constrains and Releases
We want music but forget what music takes.
March 02, 2022
A Ladybug; Why Movement Captivates
February 22, 2022
Name vs Sign
Javier Rivera and Samuel Barnes live;
February 08, 2022
Instant Delay; On Instagram
February 05, 2022
Reflection on The Family Engine: Familiarity (A/B) by Javier Rivera
Please do check out the original video by Javier which inspired this reflection;
February 03, 2022
Fall in Love, Not Fall for It
A Brainstorming session inspired by
January 29, 2022
Discussion vs Debate
Thoughts on discussion vs debate that came to me after talking with Javier Rivera on the history of dating, to see that talk please visit his YouTube channel or click this link;
January 25, 2022
Screen as Religion
Inspired by a livestream event by Parallax and Dr. Cadell Last’s consideration that screens are our religion today. Here I flesh out how traditional religions and screens are both organizing principles. Check out Dr. Last’s channel here
January 20, 2022
What I’ve Learned From Writing Poetry
Personal reflection on writing poetry
January 17, 2022
Material vs Content
Exploring how our engagement with reading wordage may be shifted as indicated by the language shift of material versus content when relating to what we read. For more by O.G. Rose check out
January 03, 2022
The Meany Crisis
A little reflection after listening to the talk “The Meaning Crisis” on Technosocial by Owen Cox, Dr Cadell Last, Alexander Bard, and Daniel Fraga. Listen to their full talk here;
December 23, 2021
Violence and Life
In many ways we live in a less violent time and that is much to our benefit , but perhaps certain violences that yielded life are lost and so now we participate in bloodless violence against ourselves and others. Just entertaining some thoughts here inspired by this lecture and group discussion held by Dr Cadell Last on Freud’s essay “Instincts and Their Vicissitudes”. Check out the original lecture and discussion here;
December 05, 2021
There is no new frontier, except our own backyard
A little reflection on Dr. Cadell Last’s conversation with Michel Bauwens & Alexander Bard. Please check out their full talk through the link below!
November 23, 2021
Filters and Complexity
There is undoubtedly so much more to get into here but it’s a little start.
November 09, 2021
Getting to Know Someone Reflection
For the original video which inspired this reflection, visit
October 27, 2021
Thoughts on scrolling through social media🥳
October 09, 2021
Thoughts on cheapness
September 28, 2021
Suction; A Metaphor
I go into detail here on my suction metaphor. There’s more to add but this is a good start.
September 27, 2021
Response to Elusive Dating by Javier Rivera & Modern Dating Cadell Last, & question by Davide Pasti
Talking about radical honesty and free associative discourse.
September 15, 2021
“Real” relationships
Response to Javier’s dating talks part 5
August 31, 2021
Thoughts on Homework
I wanted to explore how we encounter homework and what habits it creates for us. I also wanted to talk about the risks and benefits of that habit.
August 21, 2021
A Response to Be Yourself by Javier Rivera
A casual reflection on Javier Rivera’s talk delving into what it means to be yourself. You can find his reflection on his YouTube channel, please give it a listen I hope my contemplation will provoke some questions for you as well. Thank you!
August 06, 2021
Reflections on Gibran’s Good and Evil
Taking a stab at what Gibran means when he discusses Good and Evil
June 14, 2021
Loneliness as “Not Myself”
Responding to Javier Rivera’s The Gift of Loneliness
June 02, 2021
Ocean Waves
Haven’s piano playing
May 24, 2021