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The Dolphin House, a documentary on John Lilly and Margaret Howe's attempts to communicate with dolphins

When I was a teen seeker and consciousness tweaker, books like John C. Lilly's Man and Dolphin and Programming and Metaprogramming the Human Biocomputer were my jam. Then his Ketamine use got more extreme (up to 24 injections a day) and his writings became too bizarre and unintelligible even for a space cowboy like myself. — Read the rest
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Need To De-Stress? Floating In Salt Water Might Be The Solution

Imagine floating in outer space. It’s pitch-dark and you’re naked. Three-quarters of your body is submerged in skin-temperature salt water that makes it difficult to tell where your body stops and the water begins. It’s so dark, there’s no perceptible difference between closing your eyes or leaving them open, aside from the slight sting of salt air. For some people, this sense of total blankness is rejuvenating . Others opt to press a button to turn the lights on. This is what floating in a s...
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An exploration of silence, in a new exhibition in Switzerland

What’s the sound of an exhibition devoted to silence? From John Cage recreations to the latest in interactive virtual reality tech, it turns out there’s a lot. The exhibition’s lead Jascha Dormann tells us more – and gives us a look inside. The results are surprisingly poetic – like a surrealist listening playground on the topic of isolation. “Sounds of Silence” opened this month at the Museum of Communication in Bern, Switzerland, and is on through July 2019. Just as John Cage’s revel...
Tags: Art, Music, History, Museums, Silence, Switzerland, Stories, Exhibitions, Interactive, Sound, Stuttgart, Skye, Composition, Interaction-design, John-cage, Bern

The Super-Shulgin Academy: A Singularity I Can Believe In

Imagine that the year is 2050. A lot of AI applications are now a normal part of life. Cars drive themselves, homes clean themselves (and they do so more cheaply than maids possibly could) and even doctors have been now partially replaced with neural networks. But the so-called Kurzweilian Singularity never took off. You can now talk for 10 rounds of sentences with a chatbot without being able to tell if it is a real person or not. The bots anticipate your questions by analyzing your facial expr...
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