The artwork Manifestos of Strange Becoming by Seeker_of_True-files is on show at the ACM SIGGRAPH exhibition: The Urgency of Reality in a Hyper Connected World.

Artist Statement by (c) Dr Lila Moore, 2018:

The artwork consists of a series of online videos which unfolds the musings of Seeker_of_True-files, an identity defined as a tech enveloped nous, a prototype tech-mind, and an active tech-thought-form. Seeker_of_True-files originated from an auto-communication process during a Networked Rite. Auto-communication is an anthropological concept that relates to psychic and altered modes of communication during the practice of rituals. This mode of communication is typical of shamanic, mystical as well as artistic practices. Seeker_of_True-files is a representative of the mindset of cyberception that networked life and ritual stimulate. Cyberception is a technoetic term by Roy Ascott that implies a comprehension that arises when dry digital systems and moist biological systems interlock and...

This is an open call to participate in a new series of Networked Rites which will involve 'Noetic Fields Tracing' in conjunction with the Global Consciousness Project's worldwide network.

What are Networked Rites? What is the Purpose of Networked Rite? What are Noetic Fields and What is Noetic Fields-Weaving?

Networked Rites™ are online ritualistic-creative-cybernetic interactions which take place in a shared cyber environment, e.g., cyber video room or specially designed and curaed cyber space. 

Networked Rites are international global online events. They involve a group of participants that collectively weave digital, metaphorical or speculative, noetic field, which will be tracked and measured via the Global Consciousness Project network. Networked Rites presents an opportunity for artists and creatives of all disciplines, holistic/spiritual practitioners, cybernetic systems researchers, emphatic and compassionate intenders, etc., to come together online on a designated day and time in...