About Brandon Nørgaard
I’m a writer, researcher, and community organizer. With some friends, I co-founded of The Enlightened Worldview Project (EWP) and I have contributed to several organizations in the areas of community development, sensemaking, educational reform, civic engagement, and mindfulness practice. I am based in Northern California and I have a background in software engineering. I came into the fields of sociology and philosophy because of deep interest and also because I had some ideas brewing in my mind for several years that I thought could be beneficial to the greater efforts at reforming society and addressing the meta-crisis. My main areas of interest are integral theory, metamodernism, bildung, phenomenology, psychology, and social science.
My contributions and associations include:
- I have assisted with organizational planning for some GameB and other Liminal Web adjacent communities and I have served as an inter-organizational ambassador to promote better coordination between organizations and movements.
- I have been working with the Collaborative Technology Alliance to map the ecosystem of human tech projects, platforms, apps, and systems and to develop processes and protocols for interoperability. This effort is a necessary counterpart to the community development work that is central to EWP.
- I am a member of Gregg Henriques’ Unified Theory of Knowledge Society and I presented at the 2023 UTOK Consilience Conference on the topic of Enlightenment 2.0: Bridging the Gap Through the Convergence of Western and Eastern Enlightenment Traditions.
- I am a member of the Arch-Disciplinary Research Center. We have been involved recently with comparing Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory with Gregg Henriques’ Unified Theory of Knowledge.
- I conducted research analyzing and comparing the various approaches to addressing the meta-crisis, which I published here. I presented my findings in a session of the web series The Stoa.
- I have appeared in episodes of podcast series including The Integral Stage, UTOKing with Gregg, This Journey, MetaView, and Meta-Ideological Politics.
- I am a member of the North American Bildung Network and the Global Bildung Network.
Side note: I am now often spelling my last name with the letter ø because that is the way it should be written in the original Danish. I am from the USA, but nonetheless, I figure that it is not necessary for everything in our lives to conform to a 26 letter alphabet and I want to encourage other people to follow suit, whether your name include accents or diacritical marks or other characters that don’t appear in the standard Latin-based alphabet, since this connects us to our cultural heritage and makes life a bit more interesting.