In ancient Egypt, all of the knowledge of the ancient world was taught and learned at the Mystery schools. the "mystery" was the wholistic integration of the measurable and the immeasurable into a cohesive framework. science, art, philosophy,music, math, religion, were all part of a well structured construction of mind.
I chose the term "mystery school" very specifically for these references. it is not the goal of this project to create another makerspace or become a fulltime teacher in the currently accepted definition of the word, but to share a very interesting revelation about the nature of the "now" we find ourselves embedded in. we have inherited the exponential now. this NOW is a fast evolving, global organism. this NOW has a technological nervous system through which flows oceans of ideas and memes which can choose to remain intangible or can corporealize into forms that simply didnt exist 10 years ago. this NOW encompasses a historical database that itself is a lifeform which is currently cutting its own umbilical connection to time and seeking to correct itself for its own valditiy and longevity.
no one is in control.
the change we are experiencing is so fast and so resonant that even the most powerful entities within the human species can only watch or swim but no one is going to build a damn which can hold it back or control it. welcome to "the" future.
of course there is no such thing as "the" future. the future doesnt exist in that way. futures are models created by quantum minds. predictions intermingling with action and intent. the ability to create futures is our birthright. collections of resonant futures are what create "the" future. this capability gets misused. groupings of people give away their birthright and begin to believe that "the" future is some monolithic moment that we are all collectively barreling toward, because the movies or the news told them so and this is a problem. we need as many futures as possible so we can "surf" them and construct the vibrant sustainable scenarios neccessary for the unfoldment of the next (st)age.
over the last 4 years, the combination of readily available internet access, open source information sharing, software and hardware, and 3d printing has allowed me to do and create things i had no concept of when i began the project to create "the most amazing live music performance system ever!", as was the title of my first crowdfunding campaign. with the tools i have access to and/or have created, i can investigate any topic i want and then design and create models based on what i studied. this allows for a new kind of dense multidimensional model learning and expression. if i, for instance, get into robotics, i have the tools to design, print, program any kind of robot i want. or, say, the exo-footware. spend time studying biomechanics online, make some sketches, print some test pieces then print out wearable footware (although that process took about 2 years total).
there is almost nothing i can not do with this cheap/free-ish toolchain. open source tools are evolving so fast that there is something new to interact with almost everyday. and when that new thing pops up, it can be interacted with using the tools and techniques used to build the exo-voice system. the exo-voice is a node in a network of individuals using compatible versions of the Beatjazz system. this network is called a Sonic Fractal Matrix. the exo-voice itself is a tool for programming ones self using sound patterns called sonomorphs. a sonomorph is similar to music but less for entertainment and more for self-neuromodulation. why? because spoken language isnt granular enough to form the thought patterns neccessay to interact with the next age. language will have to evolve to be relevant. programming environments express this. games and VR express this. spoken language could be seen as the nursery rhyme precursors of the languages that are emerging right now. (i believe spoken language will sound more like rap music/poetry in the next age, but that is another blog post). psycho-cymatic, sono-synaptic reconfiguration will allow the mind to form patterns neccessary to interact with and mold the next age.
so as you can perceive from the above paragraphs, there is a chunky stew of theory, science, art, marinating in an esoteric broth. the idea of the mystery school is to create to possibilty space that births the sonic fractal matrix. the things that must be grasped are:
- the ability to vision: lucid dreaming and day dreaming as design modalities.
- basic sketching and mindmapping
- basic CAD design
- basic electronics
- programming with pure data
- 3d printing
- basic music theory
- performance (sonomorph theory and gestural dynamics)
from these basics, combined with community interaction, comes a holographic idea womb. the ability to program, first in ones mind(dreaming, mindmapping sketching), then the form (CAD), the functions (electronics), the protocols (pure data), then the interaction (performance), creates an interdependent multidimensional ideaform that mutates and evolves "as" you do until it eventually evolves you itself. there are many other vectors to be explored such as robotics and brain machine interfacing but for now, the above listed items form the basic toolchain.
currently i have enough components to build 2 more reprap 3d printers. i will buy more as i attract more funds. one one set will be a perpetual build up/tear down reprap, specifically for learning. the other will be built and kept assembled to make parts for more printers.
I am looking for self-confident self starters to learn the entire concept.but note; i dont care about your non sonic fractal matrix obligations. i only care about the strong propagation of this idea. i want people who want to know this and want to use what they learn to evolve themselves. once they learn all the stages, they can do with it what they want. and as they learn they must also teach. in this way the school becomes fractal and the idea can proliferate frictionlessly. i goal is 1-3 months commitment to know the basics of this model.
pyscho-cymatic is a word that resonated with me once i read it recently in @thomas stanley excellent book "the execution of sun ra", a fly on the wall recounting of sun ra's methodologies and mental constructions. "cymatics" are the study of how sound has the ability to propagate complex geometric form in matter, but most visibly on the surface of water. "psycho"-cymatics, in my perception, is that same phenomena, but also propagated through perception, which, i posit, allows it to be interpreted as a kind of thought-form, which leads to...
Sono-synaptic. i just made this one up. if sound can propagate through our mostly water based body to produce cymatic (geometric) patterns, which influence thoughts, then it would stand to reason that those thoughts would generate synaptic connections...memories. memories that are the transduction of ordered sonic patterns into synaptic expression without conversion into spoken language.
recent neurological research ive been obsessed with has confirmed that the brain is vastly more complex than is neccessary to enable spoken language. so much so that spoken languages could be thought of as sort of simplified music. so if you consider how much of our perception of reality is built on this simplified music, then use ordered sound to interact with this perception matrix to construct thoughts and memories created geometrically through cymatic propagation, a full reconfiguration of mind, brain and reality is inevitable.
in other words, ordered evolving sonic patterns acting on the brain should/would/may cause the brain to form memories with no verbal component by directly inducing synaptic morphosis, thereby reconfiguring said brain and the reality it projects.
i just needed to see that in written form. i feel like i at least have a vague idea where this might be headed now. see ya tomorrow at the Maker Faire Detroit (2pm), and Sigi Fest presented by AFROTOPIA at 4pm for a workshop/talk and 9pm for a more psycho-cymatic conversation