Spotlight on The Cyberdelic Society and founding members Carl H Smith and Jose Montemayor Alba

Two of my MOST favourite people in the world! Carl and Jose are inspirational educators and visionaries, working with real passion and enthusiasm with the life-enhancing potentials of emerging technologies to improve our future world, expand our individual perspective and aid in the co-creation of a more ecologically-minded and conscious culture.

The Cyberdelic Society has recently had showcases in #Melbourne#Amsterdam#Barcelona#Berlin for Occulture Berlin,  #Prague with Beyond Psychedelics, with The Psychedelic Society at Noisily Festivaland #London, so I am highly delighted to welcome them to my home town of #Hastings

Carl H Smith is Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) and Principal Research Fellow at Ravensbourne. His background is in Computer Science and Architecture. He is an academic and developer with over 15 years’ experience conducting R+D into the application of hybrid technologies for perceptual and cognitive transformation. He is currently working on 4 EU projects including the newly funded Horizon 2020 project ‘[WEKIT] Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training’ which will use the latest in wearable and motion tracking technology to create ‘wearable experience’ – an entirely new form of media. He has also worked on a number of large-scale FP7 and Leonardo Life Long Learning European projects. His research interests include Embodied Cognition, Spatial Literacy, Perceptual Technology and Human Centric Methodologies and Pedagogies. He specialises in using hybrid reality methodologies and visualization techniques to produce augmented spaces for the generation and transformation of learning. His earlier research involved the investigation of these augmented forms of learning from the point of view of their units of construction - to see across the whole range of constituent parts, schemas and key narratives involved in their successful design and development. He has previously worked at the Computing departments at London Metropolitan University, Glasgow and Sheffield University. The Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) conducts design research into the application of information and communication technologies to augment, support and transform cognition.

Carl recently gave a back to back Keynote with Ray Kurzweil (Director of Engineering at Google) in Melbourne at Creative Innovation, 2019. And his panel contribution at MIND: is likely to explore the relationship between #Humanism#Transhumanism and #Hyperhumanism (Posthumanism) and what each system of thought can do for #Intelligence Augmentation.

Jose Montemayor Alba is a visual artist, psychonaut and VR programmer. He has developed Virtual Awakening and will discuss near-death experiences; what cutting-edge technology can teach us about being human; and how psychedelics and VR are combining to create ‘Cyberdelic Psychotherapy’.

Virtual and augmented reality are already being used to heal traumas, dementia and body dysmorphia. What lessons can we take from psychedelic therapy to harness these new technologies.

Everything is changing – the content and the audience. In VR experiences, the viewer no longer experiences content, but becomes the medium itself. This is a paradigm shift not only in tech, but also in Art and our ability to share common human experiences.

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MIND: Past, Present + Future / Cyberdelics / Remote Viewing

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