Blind Internet God

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age. // H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

Opte Project MapAzathoth: Nuclear Chaos, Daemon Sultan, Blind Idiot God

Update 2010.02.21

The EPOC and Scratch demos @ Jigsaw Renaissance went pretty well. We may be hosting some Scratch classes in the future, and I am still working on tutorials for Scratch as an introduction to multimedia ritual design. In response to members’ interests, we will be hosting a regular EPOC meetup at Jigsaw. I have been having some problems with my EPOC, including broken electrodes and my wireless connection frequently drops. Hoping to get through to Emotiv‘s support soon. Also still unable to get Neurovault working.

Boe-Bot (more images) I won a Boe-Bot with Gazbot accessory from Parallax, two weeks ago (contest details). A few days later, Michael Parks gave a Propeller demo @ Jigsaw, and we talked about him giving some Propeller classes there. He turned me onto 12Blocks, which is like Scratch for Propeller. All of these experiences are converging on me learning the Propeller platform in the near future. The more I consider it, the more I dig its multi-cog architecture, and the more excited I become for possibilities of creating robots having multiple personalities sharing and competing for the same resources, as wells as multiprocessor robots for rituals.

Omen Antiquitatum (more images) I recently acquired some Elder Sign (Omen Antiquitatum) props from HPLHS, and the old Scary Laboratory set from the LEGO Studios collection, for a common ritual I expect to disclose more about in days to come. An unexpected score from the LEGO set was the Studio effects software which includes a cool interface for manipulating audio, and a bank of horror movie sound effects — will post pics of that, later.

Coming soon: using scents in multimedia rituals.

Question: How would you begin to design an artificial intelligence that could alter a REG‘s output with the “power” of intention?

Thee Dark Eidolon of Shub-InterNet

TIAMAT is “Testing the Internet As Magickal/Aethyric Tool”

This list was specifically intended to facilitate the discussion of magickal experimentation using the Internet as medium. This included the planning of specific experiments, reports of previous experiments, and the discussion of resources and techniques.

Includes the RamPage directory, TIAMAT (Testing the Internet As Magickal/Aethyric Tool), and an archive of alt.magick.chaos.