Presentation on theme: "Psychedelic Technology in the 21st Century CJ Carr 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Psychedelic Technology in the 21st Century CJ Carr 2009
What is the Psychedelic Experience? Greek psyche and delos Mind manifesting The mind liberated from its ordinary boundaries and constraints Novel perceptions Altered states of awareness Hallucinations (visual, aural, tactile.. etc) Creativity, self-reflection Oneness, connectedness Schizophrenic-like states Religious/mystical states
Why do people alter their Consciousness? Recreation Self-exploration Religious/spiritual purposes Healing Communicating with the dead Art/Creativity Psychology, Psychotherapy
Inducing Altered States of Consciousness Religious/spiritual practice Meditation Yoga Chanting, drumming, dancing Psychedelic drugs LSD Magic Mushrooms Morning Glory seeds DMT Salvia Divinorum Cannabis
Inducing Altered States of Consciousness Dreaming Lucid Dreaming Sleep Paralysis Sleep deprivation Sensory Deprivation Blindfold White noise Float tank Death Near-death experiences Birth?
Inducing Altered States of Consciousness Technology too!
Brainwaves Electroencephalography (EEG) Mental states Emotions Facial expressions Cognitive intentions Feedback Mental state directly influencing altered sensory perception Stonehenge Example
Further Development Connect people together Group perception Massively Multiplayer Online Psychedelic Sessions Connect to data Augmented Reality Future Technology Better mind reading Imagination readers Group dreaming
Psychedelic Technology Awesome DIY Reusable Open-ended, open source Connect people and data Alternative Spiritual practice can take a lifetime. Drugs Can get you arrested. Purity/safety of street drugs Crude.. vomiting sucks Synergizer