Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Stroboscopic Light and the Dream Machine

  • Title: Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Stroboscopic Light and the Dream Machine
  • Author: John Geiger
  • ISBN: 9781932360011
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chapel of Extreme Experience A Short History of Stroboscopic Light and the Dream Machine John Geiger traces the history of how a visual phenomenon first described two hundred years ago by physiologist Jan Purkinje has become the basis of further scientific studies into how the visual brai
    John Geiger traces the history of how a visual phenomenon first described two hundred years ago by physiologist Jan Purkinje has become the basis of further scientific studies into how the visual brain works, and how its repercussions have spread widely into contemporary artistic and musical culture.The study of stroboscopic light began as a purely scientific study GeigerJohn Geiger traces the history of how a visual phenomenon first described two hundred years ago by physiologist Jan Purkinje has become the basis of further scientific studies into how the visual brain works, and how its repercussions have spread widely into contemporary artistic and musical culture.The study of stroboscopic light began as a purely scientific study Geiger s history begins at this point and goes on to study the transition to the art world that was pioneered by Brion Gysin, William S Burroughs, Genesis P Orridge and Allen Ginsberg While the book is an examination of the intersection between art and science, it is also a study of major currents in Western culture by way of an investigation of an obscure phenomenon.Not only was flicker central to the artistic explorations of the afore mentioned by Geiger also finds intersections with the lives and deaths of people as various as Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, Keith Haring, Ned Rorem, Paul McCartney, Derek Jarman, Paul Bowles, David Bowie.

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    1. An overall summary of stroboscopic light investigations from Huxley's philosophic postulations to Grey Walter's robotic experiments to Gysin's Dreamachine. The power of light to induce visionary experience has been reported from such notable mystics as Nostradamus and is definitely an intriguing concept. What I find to be interesting is that the light patterns between 8 and 13 flashes per second activate the alpha brain waves which is similar to meditation, and could quite possibly be a therapeu [...]

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    2. Flashing lights at certain frequencies cause hallucinations. No-one knows exactly why, but there are lots of theories. That is about all you will learn from this book. And that Brion Gysin was apparently surprised no one ever commercialized his dream machine. What really is the surprise? A small percentage of users will have a seizure, which is quite enough to put a damper on commercialization.Still, it is a short book, and interesting enough.

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