A decade of award-winning research means that our projects combine creative, experimental, artistic and participatory approaches with scientific rigor.

 

EGM-Integral: A Meta-Integral Model An ever-evolving model,  EGM-Integral is a transdisciplinary model that brings together evolutionary systems design and integral theories for the purpose of supporting the  "conscious creation, use, and evaluation of media that aims to guide the evolutionary development of body, mind, and spirit, in self, culture, and nature" (Klisanin, 2010). 

Collaborative Heroism and the Cyberhero Archetype We are currently investigating the impact of digital technologies and social media on heroism through exploring interactive efforts to save lives, eradicate deadly diseases, and improve the human condition. Previous research suggests that individuals who consistently and conscientiously use the Internet to help other people, animals, and the environment represent a new archetype: the cyberhero (Klisanin, 2012). Recent research drawing upon the “heroic imagination" finds that just as interactive technologies and social media have profoundly impacted the social, economic, and political spheres, among others, so too they are impacting the mythic and moral spheres—giving rise to a third form of heroism described as collaborative heroism. (Klisanin, 2013, 2014, 2015).

Digital Altruism Millions of people are using the Internet to act altruistically: from adding content to educational websites, like Wikipedia, to donating unused computing time to help researchers find cures for diseases; from playing online games that feed the hungry, to clicking, or watching videos, that donate to charity, etc. Dr. Klisanin's research in digital altruism reminds us that the best aspects of human nature are present online. (Klisanin, 2011) 

PUBLICATIONS

Klisanin, D. (2016). Heroism in the Networked Society. In Allison, S. T., Goethals, G. R., & Kramer, R. M. (Eds.) Handbook of heroism and heroic leadership. New York: Routledge.

Klisanin, D. (2016). Pure as Snow: The character strengths and virtues of a hero. In Langley, T. (Ed.) Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors. New York: Sterling. 

Klisanin, D. (in-press). The story of sustainable abundance. In Talwar, R. (Ed.) Anticipating 2040: A Roadmap to Sustainable Abundance. London: Fast Future Publishing, LTD. 

Klisanin, D. (2015). What would you do? Finding meaning in tragic circumstances: A bite-sized intro to existential psychology. In Langley, T. (Ed.) The Walking Dead Psychology. New York: Sterling. 

Klisanin, D. (2015). Acceleration of the slow movement. In Talwar, R. (Ed.)  FutureScapes: The Future of Business - Critical insights into a rapidly changing world. London: Fast Future Publishing, LTD.

Klisanin, D. (2015). Integral journeys. In T. Langley (Ed.), Star Wars psychology: The dark side of the mind. New York, NY: Sterling.

Klisanin, D. (2015). Transpersonal psychology. In T. Langley (Ed.), Star Wars psychology: The dark side of the mind.  New York, NY:
Sterling.

Klisanin, D. (in-press). Collaborative Heroism: An empirical investigation. International Advances in Heroism Science.

Klisanin, D. (in-press). Rethinking Media Design: The Dimensions of Social Impact Media. George Brown College School of Design. 

Klisanin, D. (2015).  Collaborative heroism in social media initiatives. Media Psychology Review. [Online] Vol 9(2). 

Klisanin, D. (2012). Archetypes of Change in a Digital Age, Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Klisanin, D. (2012). Evolutionary Guidance Media: An Integral Framework for Foresight Communication. Journal of Futures Studies, 17 (1). 99-106.

Klisanin, D. (2012). The Hero and the Internet: Exploring the Emergence of the Cyberhero Archetype. Media Psychology Review.

Klisanin, D. (2011). Is the Internet giving rise to new forms of Altruism? Media Psychology Review.

Klisanin, D. (2011). Postformal-Integral-Planetary Scholarship: Insights from the Integral Futures Controversy. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. 6(2). 149-156.

Klisanin, D. (2010). A grand synergy: Applying the integral operating system to evolutionary guidance media. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. 5(4).

Klisanin, D. (2010). Exploring the design of conscious media. Futures. 42(10), 1119-1125. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2010.08.012

Klisanin, D. (2009). The systems’ story: Fusing media technology with the spiritual dimension of human culture. Systemist. 31(3), 121-130.

Klisanin, D. (2008). Being Values and Beneficent Obsessions: Applying theories from Maslow and Assagioli to Evolutionary Guidance Media. In J. Wilby (ed.) “Systems That Make A Difference” Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Madison, WI.

Klisanin, D. (2007). Applying Banathy’s Design of Evolutionary Guidance Systems to Media: A protégée experience. United Kingdom: Systemist. 29(3), 83-90.

Klisanin, D. (2007). Transception: The Dharma of Evolutionary Guidance Media. In J. Wilby (ed), “Integrated Systems Sciences: Systems Thinking, Modeling and Practice” Proceedings of the 51st Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.

Klisanin, D. (2006). Evolutionary guidance media: An overview. In J. Allen, C. Loureiro-Koechlin and J. Wilby (eds), “Complexity, Democracy and Sustainability”, Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Sonoma, CA. USA.

Klisanin, D. (2005). Transpersonal artistry: Designing evolutionary guidance media. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1). 52-77.