Culture Ramp is built on the premise that, despite its complexities, culture can serve as a kind of simple machine, lifting us from one plateau to the next. Each article explores the way in which changes in some aspect of culture extend the social and personal possibilities available to us.

We think of culture as any web of meanings that arise within a society. Taken together, a population of people regularly interacting in a shared space is a society. The associations and inducements that form in the patterns of communication between members of that society make up its culture.

Currently, Culture Ramp focuses on events in three departments:

The site was founded by L. Rhodes, who also serves as its editor-in-chief. For more about the philosophy and practice behind publishing Culture Ramp, take a look at the editorial archive, Inclination.