Pronunciation:  /ˈlim-ən- ə l/
Function: adj
1. of or relating to a sensory threshold 

2barely perceptible

3: of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition : in-between, transitional

Latin limin-, limen threshold

First Known Use: 1884

Liminal Analytics is an applied research collaborative exploring the outer edges of society and mind.

Liminal Analytics is the art of investigation into the interstices of creativity, culture, and consciousness, with an eye for ideas eschewing clear definition.  Think of it like abnormal psychology for society’s psyche.

Liminal Analytics brings insights from the borderland between imagination and consensus reality to benefit community growth and education.

We are a loose collaborative of independent and tenured scholars, creatives, writers and executives focusing on subtle solutions to complex problems.

We specialize in the unattended, invisible and overlooked.


David B. Metcalfe is a researcher, writer and multimedia specialist focusing on the areas where creativity, culture, and consciousness collide. In 2011 he established the Liminal Analytics: Applied Research Collaborative to focus on building strategic multidisciplinary lines of communication through a unique combination of applied scholarship, market intelligence, digital media and social network development.

Metcalfe is the Editor-in-Chief for the Windbridge Research Center’s Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, and acts as a contributing editor for a number of popular web magazines dealing with alternative culture.  In addition he is currently working on a long-term trans-media project with Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut, Chair of Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, to document the growth and global market presence of devotional traditions associated with Santa Muerte, and the sanctification of death, in the Americas.




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