By: Michael Schwartz


The Integral Art and Media Center is a professional organization, part of MetaIntegral, that supports and celebrates integrally informed and integrally manifest efforts and explorations in all media of art as well as in the like theorizing and criticism of art.

There are two levels of participation – core members (who are invited); and general members (open to all subscribers).

The IAM Center is perhaps the most evolved and exciting place on the planet to explore and co-create art with like-inclined souls in all media and also to generate advanced and novel...

By: Michael Schwartz

There is a tendency in integral circles to collapse and conflate the terms of art, beauty, and aesthetics. While there can be an aesthetical-sensory experience of art that is beautiful, this alignment of terms expresses only one range of enacted perspectives that might otherwise deploy these terms.

Aesthetics, a term that has accrued a wide range of meanings (which from an integral stance can all be honored, yet need be specified), emerged in philosophy in the middle of the eighteenth century, initially signifying a nascent science of or inquiry into the...

By: Matthew Rich

At first it wasn’t clear to me what the problem was; I just knew that it was all horribly wrong. My work in the field of education started entirely accidentally, but once I got going it was very clear to me that there was something essentially broken and out-of-place in the ways in which adults were doing school to children. My discomfort led me to ask a number of questions: What are we doing and why are we doing it in this way? How did we get here? Where are we going? How could things be different?

I began immersing myself in a search for a real alternative. On my search I found...

By: Carissa Wieler

Hello and Welcome!  You may be wondering what the Integral Ecology Center is all about. What is it really about, behind the listserv, blogs, pages of content – what is this virtual center trying to accomplish? As the Director of the Integral Ecology Center, this is something I get to contemplate and discuss with my peers in MetaIntegral, as well as with the Integral Ecology steering committee.

In developing a vision for the Center, my friends at MetaIntegral suggest I reflect first on what is most important to me. I deeply value this request because it allows me to presence my...

By: Barrett C. Brown

"We are not unlike a particularly hardy crustacean....With each passage from one stage of human growth to the next we, too, must shed a protective structure. We are left exposed and vulnerable, but also yeasty and embryonic again, capable of stretching in ways we hadn't known before." – Gail Sheehy

We’re engaged in an interesting and potentially high-impact project to help architect a Unifying Framework for Sustainability. It is part of a larger initiative called One Future…One Planet. The essence of the unifying framework...