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ClimateMeme2 — The Search for Hope and Healing

Imagine all of humanity coming together to face global warming Please take a moment to donate to our new crowdfunding campaign! We are culture designers who specialize in the spread of ideas, stories, and helpful social behaviors. Last year our Climate Meme Project revealed the cultural drivers of the conversation about global warming.  What we discovered was […]

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The End of Cognitive Policy Works — And New Beginnings!

Many of you read my post earlier this year about the evolving practice of Cognitive Policy Works, where I shared the diagram below to chart our progress over the years.  Since that time, the core questions about where this work might go have been resolved.  And I am excited to share the news that the […]

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Can Culture Really Be Studied Scientifically?

It is worth pausing to reflect on the fact that cultural studies have historically been separated from science.  Yes, it makes sense to apply the tools of science to the movement of planets, properties of metals, and other physical things.  But isn’t culture different?  Isn’t it made of something other than physical stuff?  This is […]

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The 4 Step Path to Human Thriving

This article is co-authored with Michel de Kemmeter and published concurrently on his blog at Uhdr UniverseCity. It is time to state clearly what is needed to live in a sustainable world. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi We have all heard these prophetic words.  But exactly […]

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Why Most Pollsters Are Delusional (And Often Dangerous!)

Be wary every time a pollster tells you that they are measuring public opinion.  They are probably delusional and possibly even dangerous. Just look at the abysmal state of U.S. politics or the environmental movement and you’ll see what I mean.  Everywhere there are charlatans who claim they have “measured public opinion” because they conducted […]

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Conversation with Joe Brewer on Blog Talk Radio

I was recently interviewed about communication strategies for the progressive movement on Blog Talk Radio.  We covered a wide variety of topics vital to U.S. politics in this hour-long session. Listen and enjoy! Listen to internet radio with AndreaMiller0 on BlogTalkRadio

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The Evolving Practice of Cognitive Policy Works

When I launched Cognitive Policy Works in 2009, my vision was to incubate and deploy a new generation of best practices in political strategy, policy analysis, and social campaigns based on cutting-edge research in cognitive science.  It was a labor of love from the beginning — having previously worked with George Lakoff at the now-defunct […]

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Will the Surveillance Meme Keep Us From Global Democracy?

Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile phones and digital infrastructure, it is now possible to achieve direct democracy at the global scale.  We are already seeing inklings of its emergence in the rise of Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, and more recent activities in Egypt, Brazil, and Turkey.  Yet there is a cultural force at […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Debt — Toward a Sustainable Financial System

A few months ago, I wrote an article calling for an end to the world’s debt — summarizing the history of debt from anthropological studies of early civilizations and economic activities in hunter-gatherer societies.  You can read it here. We are living through an unprecedented period of human history.  Our population has exploded.  We are […]

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Strategic Framing of the Red “Equality” Square

This week the Supreme Court is considering a case about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and legal protections granted to same-sex couples in states where gay marriage is now legally recognized.  This is a watershed moment in US cultural history and internet activists are doing their part to make a collective […]

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