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EGM-Integral: A Meta-Integral Model The first impact media model, EGM-Integral is a transdisciplinary framework 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 The everyday hero is online in the form of 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). Interactive efforts to save lives, eradicate deadly diseases, and improve the human condition represent the birth of a new mythic narrative.
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)
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