The course The Shamanic Spirit in 21st Century Art, Culture and Technology has started with a group of MSc students and Open Learners. These are screen-shots from the first live webinar with the participation of students (Images of students can't be displayed here).

Art, Culture & Technology  MSc & Open Learning 

Course Website: https://www.aleftrust.org/academic-learning/masters-degree/technology-culture-and-consciousness/

Note: The course is available to Open Learners 

The medium of film has an embodied dimension for me. The image  (see below) of a young man covered with film strips is from a 16mm film named Traps, which I made in 1990. The man is standing in a London scrapyard, wrapping the film strips on his body ecstatically to the sound of Tibetan monks chanting. It was a film-ritual, which was followed by a live performance in conjunction with the projected film. 

The filmmaker William Raban, who was sometimes behind the film projector, during live performances of Traps, was my tutor who encouraged me to pursue my practice. Raban has been an inspiration as a filmmaker as well as a model of a great teacher. He is the type of teacher who will push you in the direction of your limits so that you cross them.   

William Raban interview

 Houseless Shadow by William Raban, Trailer

 London Republic by William Raban

Uploaded to vimeo 2 months before the referendum, London Republic is a satirical fairytale - a political provocation that invites the a...

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.  

More info, here

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...

The article proposes that the modern notion of the spiritual in art, which was theorized at the beginning of the twentieth century, although remains pivotal to the discourse of art and the spiritual, has radically shifted as a result of changing attitudes to the body–mind relations instigated by popular trends of contemporary spiritualities.

The Pilgrim's Account videos unfold the pilgrim's journey as mediated by the serpents that open the gateways between the realm of Earth and the realm of the cosmic deep mind.

In this blog post I shall begin to unfold my journey towards my current vision of Cybernetic Futures. I'll be posting my personal story and my ideas in a series of segments that will include images and videos from my work as artist , theorist and educator.

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...

 Lila Moore's USB with a prototype morphic field sample is on show and available for activation @

USB-SHUFFLE-SHOW (FOUR)

March 4-6, 2016 @ Abteilung für Alles Andere / Berlin

The USB contains a  video file with prototype morphic field of compassion. It is comprised of footage from the Feast of the Holy Snakes of Mary in Kefalonia, Greece and its surroundings, and images of the sun's activity from the day of the feast and from the days in which the images were edited. To produce the morphic field, the images were embedded with compassionate intentions during networked rites on the Waterwheel platform.

As a digital file, the prototype morphic field could be utilized to induce compassionate intentions or environments in any setting in space-time. The compassionate intentions in the field are immaterial and therefore do not occupy any physical or digital space. The USB may be perceived as a symbolic container, yet it also functions as a digital signature and tracer of a morphic field phe...

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