In this newsletter, I compile and curate exciting things I come across along with some cultural insights —data, information, or knowledge that tells us something about the moment we live in and the spirit of our time. Here, you can find general or niche content that has something that sparks my brain and feeds my curiosity, or links I find from the serendipity of my content-filled journey. From music, technology, art, and pop culture to frameworks, tools, articles, and recipes. From Brazil (where I’m from) to the Netherlands (where I live) or elsewhere, I want to bring you bubble-bursting links, to break away from the sameness of a world ruled by algorithms. Along the way, I’ll also share some tips on filtering, finding, analyzing and organizing your content, which is part of my daily life as a forecasting researcher. Sign up now and I hope you enjoy it 👇

🤔Wait, WTF is a Nexialist?

The science fiction writer, A.E. van Vogt first coined the term “nexialism” in his 1950s novel The Voyage of the Space Beagle (which years later inspired Star Trek). The main protagonist of the novel, Dr. Elliott Grosvenor, is the only Nexialist onboard -- someone who was trained in “applied whole-ism” or “integrated science and thought.” Though initially looked down upon by his specialist crew member as being “non-scientific” he slowly became the go-to person to solve problems bringing improbable areas together.

Since I first heard this term in 2015 I immediately identified with it personally and professionally as I am more on the generalist side of things. It made me look at things from different perspectives and see more value in this skill that somehow I had more ease with. It made me understand its innovative power in the fragmented and complex world we live in. Now, it’s time to channel my nexialist aspiration into this personal project and share it with you.

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Check out the 2021 Flashback posts:

The Nexialist
🔁✨The Nexialist #0050 - Flashback pt.i
Welcome to your weekly guide on what’s delicious on the web, The Nexialist! It’s been almost one year since I started The Nexialist, can you believe it? I decided to take a look back on every week’s Nexialist and organize my (and your) favorite brain-sparking content in two parts…
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The Nexialist
🎇✨The Nexialist #0051 - Flashback pt.II
Welcome to yet another delightful list of things the tickled our brains in 2021, The Nexialist! So here is the second part of the 2021 Flashback! I can’t believe I put together all of these 51 weekly editions of The Nexialist. It’s interesting to see which subjects I gravitate towards, so these flashbacks have also been therapeutical for me. I hope you e…
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🤙Call me…

If you like what you see here and your project, brand or business needs some ideas or inspiration from outside your bubble, maybe you need a Nexialist to help you out 🙋🏻‍♂️ I can participate in brainstorms and workshops, guide inspiration sessions, or do some creative research. You can always send me an e-mail to figure something out together.

🦦About Rodrigo Turra

No, I will not do this in the third person nor I’ll talk about my work. I’m a curious soul that gets excited about learning new things and getting better at them. I’m trying to get more in touch with my intuition, and I think we miss that kind of connection. I’m also tired of letting the fear and paralysis stop me from creating, and this project is a result of this.