Bergen Vermette has lived internationally for most of the last 10 years. He has worked with community development projects on 3 continents, and currently leads programs for Canadian youth on international issues and global citizenship. At present he's completing a much dragged-out undergraduate degree in International Studies.
Bergen's major areas of writing interest for Beams and Struts are global issues, (evolutionary) spirituality, and popular culture. He's a meditator, a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitor, and enjoys traveling by motorbike.
Where does real wisdom come from? And what does it have to say about bullying?
This week our mini-theme is superheros. These guys take it to the next level..
The Museum is Flat. It has no context.
A page from The Lost Lore of a Man's Life
It's time for another Theme Week at Beams. Welcome to Undead Week.
Zombie culture in Haiti with Vice Magazine.
Head cheese comes from heads.
Who is Joseph Kony?
Is fighting for savages or sages?
Surf, sand, and... oil tankers?
Animal looks within while Gonzo offers his 'stay at home enlightenment course'
A response to the Factory Farmer
A response to the Last Poultry Farmer
If the sixties were about rock 'n roll, are our times about hip hop?
An interview with Michael Richardson-Borne, founder of The Renaissance Project. We take a look at his new integral platform for micro-documentaries on leading-edge art, technology, music and culture from around the globe. Booya!
Monks have always pushed the boundaries of intense practice. I'm no monk, but a meditation marathon is one hell of a practice.
Beams journalism, uncovering the secrets of our time.
Don't ask who should rule the world. It's development, stupid
If women ruled the world there'd be no more wars. Just kidding.