Mon, 12 Jun|
Psychedelics & Tekhne: Modifying the Phenomenology of Altered States with Carl H Smith
Time & Location
12 Jun, 19:30 – 21:30
London, Arch 298, 299 Cambridge Heath Rd, Cambridge Heath, London E2 9HA, UK
About the event
Tekhne, or techne, is derived from the Greek term technê, meaning art, craft, technique, or skill.
In this talk and Q&A, Researcher and Cyberdelic Society Co-founder Carl H Smith will discuss our capacity to intentionally alter the phenomenology of altered states of consciousness using different technologies such as sound, immersive media and machine learning.
Some of the key talk discussion points will include include:
- How is the relationship between psychedelics and tekhne evolving?
- How much does an FMRI scan influence the phenomenology of an intravenous nnDMT experience?
- What are the limitations and consequences of technologies currently being used to measure the effects of psychedelics?
- Following from the recent extended-DMT Imperial College London trials, could extending the duration of short-acting psychedelics become a new trend?
- How will machine learning affect drug discovery and will we start tripping the trip of the machine?
This talk will also include a participant report from the nnDMTX (Extended State) study at Imperial College London. The continuous infusion of the entheogen arguably turns this medicine into a new form of technology.