gurudom

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gurudom

(ˈɡʊruːdəm; ˈɡuːruːdəm) or

guruism

n
the state of being a guru
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41) Dick Hebdige, in Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New York: Routledge, 1997), describes the processes by which political critiques that manifest as style or subculture, like Haroon's guruism, are re-appropriated through two methods: commodification and "labeling" or "redefinition" (94).
Aum Shinrikyo was analyzed (70) as an example of totalitarian community, due to the following characteristics: modality of control of means of communication inside the group, mystic manipulation and legitimation of deception in terms of a supreme truth, requirements of purity (chastity), development of a sacred science that could explain everything, control of language ("The reason why you cannot integrate in the world is the karma of alienation", was, for instance, the manner in which Asahara used to explain the young the spiritual and social problems they faced), valorization of the doctrine over the individual, faith in the power to decide who is entitled to living and guruism or total devotion to the leader.
While fundamental insights and interface inventions will never "fall out" of the numbers any more than new theories can be summoned mechanically in physics, there is an imbalance at present in interface design: we lean too much in the direction of raw insight and guruism.