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Michael G.

Location:

Nevada City, CA
Hometown: Navada City

Member since:

February 6, 2014

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What does Consciousness Hacking mean to you?

Lot's of potentials here. Primarily, I'm interested in "hacking" to improve/augment individual cognitive functions as well as collective states of consciousness. I'm interested in both technically direct (electro-magnetic, bio-chemical, neurological, etc) and semiotically in-direct (frame narrative, story telling, knowledge interface constructs, etc) methods of hacking conscious states.

Do you have any experience/project you would classify as "Consciousness Hacking"?

I have lots of experience with Entheogens, altered states, EEG, and binaural beats. I've worked with Posit Science and the Brain Plasticity Institute to produce interactive "brain training games" based on neuroscience research (primarily around improving attention and memory). A few of my own projects (associated with consciousness): CogSpace : Collectove Mind Map of Cognition and Consciousness [ http://michaelgaio.com/cogspace ] AION System: Archetypal Interface for Ontological Networking: a collaborative technology project delivering methods of enhancing cosmological, philosophical, scientific, and mythical perspectives of our conscious collective evolution (history). [ http://aionsystem.net ] Synchronicity Network: Collective Archive of Meaningful Coincidence, a database of people's documented synchronicity events [ http://synchronicity.net ] DataTemple: Information Sublimation of Collective Data into Transdisciplinary Cyber-Semiotic Language

What is your technology background?

Mastered <BASIC> in 1982 (age 12), then 16+ years professional web development, data visualization, global information systems, primarily involved with Visual Design, UI Design, Interaction Design, and Flash/ActionScript programming. Have instructed courses in Virtual Reality and Interaction Design and programming. Lately, I'm getting more into JavaScript, Node.js, and Python. I've also dabbled in Arduino/hardware electronics.

What is your spiritual/religious background?

TechGnostic : "Hack Thyself"

Introduction

Evolutionary Experience Designer, Archetypal Engineer, Founder/CEO www.mythicsystems.co­m. Scholar of Consciousness Studies and Cognitive Science. Producing multiple techno/media projects oriented around Transpersonal Psychology. www.michaelgaio.com

What Michael G. is saying about this Meetup Group

Really great and eclectic group of people gathering around a field that has such awesome potentials. Nice hosting space too! ;)


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