"Just before embarking on my journey to the moon, I looked at the earth from above, just one more time. And I was suddenly overwhelmed by unexplained wave of longings to earthlings. It felt like an addiction of sort, the desperate need for physical contact, or any contact really, with apps and phones. "

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...

I am honoured to share the news of the recently published journal; A Tribute to the Messenger Shaman: Roy Ascott. It includes an article by me in which I explain my interrelations with Ascott's concepts as expressed in a body of works and theoretical writings. The title of my article is: The Shaman of Cybernetic Futures: Art, Ritual and Transcendence in Fields of the Networked Mind.  

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The paper utilises  technoetic aesthetics  and mystical  ecstatic Kabbalah in order to  reflect on Blade Runner 2049 and SpaceX Starman, the Tesla Roadster launch.

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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...

July 16, 2016

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Abstract

The Nous of Communitas is a highly creative altered state of consciousness that generates the emergence of novel forms and ideas. It represents a radical departure from the conventions of fixed identity and social hierarchy and an encounter with a unifying nous of cosmic dimension. 

The Process

The participants collaborated on a 4-part ritualistic process that induced the stages leading to communitas, involving the experience of auto-communication and allo-communication. 

The  ritualistic process commenced in a video room, which functioned as an 'initiation pod.'  It involved an introspection process through which each participant shed her known identity and transformed into a channel of communication which was allocated for her by a remote, initiating cyborg-entity, on the basis of her responses to the situation and to its questions.

Video clip from the interior of the Initiation Pod, which transpired inside a video chat room.

There are only a few scre...

The participants' feedback:

The sessions you facilitated were extremely enriching, both as a group and individually. The journey from the response to violence - working as various channels responding to each other's work - to compassion, was simply beautiful. 

This remote session was considered as a highly creative altered state of consciousness that generates the emergence of novel forms and ideas. It explored communitas which represents a radical departure from the conventions of fixed identity and social hierarchy and an encounter with a unifying nous of cosmic dimension.

The online interaction utilized cyberspace as a non-local space-time onto which a digital field of influence, an intended dimension in space-time, was added by the participants. In this context, the field is regarded as an immaterial nous (mind/consciousness) conceptualized in the form of a digital broadcast which can be traced on a digital file and re-activated. The purpose of the field, which the participants genera...

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