The Noödynamics Institute hopes to dramatically alter, long term, the intellectual atmosphere of Western Academia as we know it. As an organizational entity which collects, analyzes, and disseminates multi-disciplinary information for cross-axial purposes, the Institute is attempting to develop an intellectual workspace wherein three primary kinds of Academics will coordinate activities: Researchers, Writers, and Activists.
The Researcher obviously collects, prepares, arranges, sometimes discovers sui generis, data for a purpose. This includes scientific experiments, spiritual investigations, artistic explorations, philosophical examinations, religious compilations, and technical invention, engineering, and application. Subject-matter and objectives vary, covering the full range of analytic, intuitive, and aesthetic properties and qualities of Culture.
The Writer generally translates data-material from one medium to another, into a novel application or a popular representation. Sometimes a Writer’s topic and/or material is purely his or her own; sometimes the Writer works with the data of one or more Researchers. The range of a Writer’s activities covers everything from internal mission-statements to diplomatic communiques, from submissions to peer-evaluated journals to community-focused exegesis.
The Activist is a public figure — the social manager of the Institute — representing the organization, its members, and their work to outsiders and initiating outreach according to specific objectives and audiences. Essentially, the Activist decides how to represent the data of Researchers and the text of Writers to the world – Academia, Intelligentsia, Mass Media, the Masses, as well as other organizations and culture-systems. The Activist’s task is interaction – he or she is charged with the responsibility of passing Institute ideals and products through a series of planned presentations to produce a set of desired results.
Why is this intellectual individualization necessary? Because our civilization needs information, not merely figures or ideas or presentations. There is, of course, no reason any particular person cannot fulfill two or all three positions; but society and our mission also need — due to the very nature of our Academia — a certain quantum of specialization, and some of the disciplines of the Noödynamics Institute demand a sharp intellectual focus throughout one or more of the steps from raw data to polished display. The Institute also needs to maintain integrity and professionalism between the internal workings of the organization and the outside world.
The Noödynamics Institute intends to draw enormous power from the recovery of the University as an institution of High Culture. The emergence of the Institute as a key cultural institution across the West, and the fact that the paradigm of the University derives from the Culture, not vice versa, will converge in a demographic contribution to the Second Religiosity. Members of the Noödynamics Institute are unapologetically elitist and contemptuous of bourgeois mediocrity— the status quo of Academia represents Nietzsche’s Last Man, and we represent a New Dawn. We strive for liberty and equality as a means for releasing the best in all, thus allowing the elite to ascend, not as a pathetic attempt to suppress this natural process. The Noödynamics Institute is an intellectual revolt within the establishment, and as such is not subject to its limitations. Members of the Institute are not required to ‘do’ anything. They are only expected to be. Even a passive participation serves a significant purpose, because the work of the Institute is evocative of autochthonic energies and impulses and as such will progress across various thresholds and through phase-transitions. Wherever two or more are gathered in its name, there our Culture-soul dwells:
Not gold, but only man can make
A people great and strong;
Men who, for truth and honor’s sake,
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly —
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Institute membership card and certificate
- Regular access to (forthcoming) Institute education centers and headquarters
- Advance invitation to special events
The Noödynamics Institute adheres to a strict policy of non-discrimination in all relevant categories of human individuation, and complies with all material regulations and requirements, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948); The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1992); The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974); The American Disabilities Act (1990); The Rehabilitation Act (1973); Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act (1961 & 1991); and the chivalric Code of Honor that resides at the heart of the West.
In its limited role as a personal data-collector, the Institute voluntarily abides by the United States Privacy Act of 1974 and the European Union’s Data Protection Directive of 1998 (codified as 5 USC § 552a and Directive 96/46/EC), not legally binding on private sector enterprises, and applies the broadest possible interpretations. The Institute carefully regulates and restricts its collection, maintenance, and use of data-subject information and strictly prohibits dissemination of any sort, even the enumerated exceptions to non-disclosure incorporated into the Privacy Act and the Data Protection Directive.
All information within the Noödynamics Institute is kept under the strictest code of confidentiality. It will never be sold, shared, or provided to any other entity or institution under any circumstances, personal, institutional, academic, or legal. Moreover, the Institute has established appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to ensure the security and confidentiality of its records.