Davood Gozli

Explorations of Selfhood & Communities

Holiday Party, Space, & Kant

We got together online last Thursday with colleagues at IcebergIQ for a holiday party. Natalia Stroika and Indigo Esmonde joined us, too, as MCs and game designers. Natalia and Indigo guided us out of Zoom to another platform, Gather, where we played games. After the games, we stayed in Gather platform and shared, i.e., synchronized, a meal in the spirit of holidays. Since I had dinner plans later, I had.. Read More

On Work

Yesterday evening we held Session Three of my Carl Jung seminar at IS. Before that, during the afternoon, I was working on my current report for IcebergIQ. And before that, in the early morning, I was reading Sebastian Gardner’s book on Kant and planning a Patreon video based on the book. Are these all work? Should I add more rest to my days? There are probably elements of work in.. Read More

Why Carl Jung?

I will be facilitating a three-part online seminar on Carl Jung at Incite Seminars, beginning on November 30. See the link for details. The reading material for the seminar will be provided to the participants. Why read Carl Jung? A characteristic of complex thinkers is that they enable each reader to form a different relationship with them, finding their own reasons to engage with their work. If there is a.. Read More

On Gratitude

A first observation about gratitude could be that it’s not easy. It goes against our common, habitual tendencies. Our attention goes effortlessly to the things that hurt, irritate, or annoy us, just as much as we forget nearly everything that helps us, enables us, and extends the reach of our experience. A teacher notices the one student who is not paying attention in class. Although she is aware of many.. Read More

Refuse: A Journal of Iconoclasms; Call for Issue 2

In my recent conversation with Natalia Smirnov we talked about learning, creating, play, and refusal. We talked about how these concepts are fused together and why it is important to recognize their fusion, or perhaps I should write about enacting their fusion, and enacting their oneness. A reason behind making our conversation public was to invite you to write for (and with) Refuse. Here is link for the call for.. Read More