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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Cognition-Factor Reply with quote

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The plot takes place in a stream of consciousness as a cyberpunk quests for enlightenment in the digital age. The viewer is transported to a narrated virtual world in search of answers to the " Big Five" questions. It's a totally human experience as Cognition Factor stitches live conversations with Terence Mckenna, brother Dennis Mckenna, along with Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Metzner, Alex Grey, and twenty more of the top thinkers of our times. It's a narrated gonzo documentary, showcast inside a 3D landscape backed by original compositions from top musicians. like Dr. Lx Paterson, Dom Beken and Phil Le Gonedic, of The ORB, Merv Pepler (EatStatic/Ozrik Tentacles), Colin Angus& Matt Catt (The Shamen/Pablo_Sandoz), Steve Hillage (System 7), all brought together by ambient composer, performer and originator, Mike Martin (Indidginus).














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Peter



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: The recursive moment Reply with quote

To quote Aldous Huxley (The doors of perception) referring to what was, for him, a philosophical treatise:

"The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive. Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the
universe.
The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being
overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful."

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

huxleys view had not changed much from plato's , of a man chained in a cave whose back is to the openings which represent his senses, these openings flicker shadows on the wall which the man sees as reality, he cannot turn around and see the totality of experience, i think this gives a rather limited view, i think the "santigo theory of cognition", is quite an interesting viewpoint, it states that a living organism is a structurally open organizationally closed network, that is, it is continually renewing itself (the human pancreas renews itself completely every 24 hours),structurally from the external enviroment but is closed organizationally as to the internal process's involving the pattern of this structuring, an organism is a living record of this structuring, like a bacterium moving away from or towards light or acid or alkali it can without any senses or nervous system perceive a reality for itself, the reason for this is its continual coupling to the enviroment structurally through its internal process's of organization, this process literally "brings forth a world" to the organism, each is unique, the process of dissapation and renewal within the context of each organisms pattern of organization allows it to feel life actually cycle through it. we are no different in perceiving this primary consciousness, only through a more complex process of organization we have evolved awarerness of our nervous system and inner self, this inner coupling and all that has followed like abstract ideas and language could be found to be expressions of this inner conduit to reality, just as we are.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: 6 of one, half a dozen of the other? Reply with quote

Indeed, it is that organizational aspect of our existence that is the intelligence which drives our conscious awareness in a constant feedback loop.

The more we become organized, the less the entropy of the system, the greater our ability to discern from the chaotic mass what is needed for us to continue to organize. (Much like a crystal growing within a supernatant.)

The flow of energy is constant and the throughput is a function of the geometry of our system. The placement and positioning of our sensory elements can either protect us or expose us to the various elements. Our evolution may indeed be a "trial and error" Darwinian approach but the result is the same. Better and better as we proceed.

It is just that the errors can be many and great along the way.

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