New research published today seeks to push the discovery that light can be tied in knots to the next level. Dr Anton Desyatnikov from the Nonlinear Physics Centre at The Australian National University is part of an international team of scientists who are designing knots in light, with potential applications in advanced modern optics, laser beams and even quantum computing. Using concepts from mathematics and physics the model Dr Desyatnikov and his colleagues have explored creates optical vortices with dark cores in a bright laser beam, that can then tangle and form links and knots. “Apart from their curiosity value, what’s really interesting and useful about these knots of darkness is that they show you what the power flow is doing,” Dr Desyatnikov said. “It is part of the incredible progress science is making in the field of optics, we’re beginning to do things with light that would have once seemed impossible.” (via Beautiful physics: Tying knots in light)
If I have learned anything from probing the boundaries of my consciousness it is that there are no boundaries.
Transit of Venus - an Ecodelia Oracle ~2012Ω
(-in addition to screening ‘the Terence McKenna Experience’, i am presenting a new digital film during a presentation for Desert Rocks/Utah June 7-10 and elsewhere downstream.)
The Transit of Venus consist of select images from the hundreds i have created or collected during my work since the last winter solstice. these various image clusters have been montaged into a animated matrix of giant & quasi-random image arrays.
The Transit of Venus seeks new forms of ceremonial experience resonant with our alchemical substances and essential sacred plants provided by our beautiful planet and cosmos.
gracias, gracias, gracias
The whole story of the universe is implicit in any part of it. The meditative eye can look through any single object and see, as through a window, the entire cosmos. Make the smell of roast duck in an old kitchen diaphanous and you will have a glimpse of everything, from the spiritual nebulae to Mozart’s music and the stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi. The artistic problem is to produce diaphanousness in spots, selecting the spots so as to reveal only the most humanly significant of distant vistas behind the near familiar object.
The Terence McKenna Experience-
a pre-release screening with the artist.
please invite Bay Area friend and elves-
Saturday - April 21 @ ATA/Other Cinema
992 Valencia @ 21st - San Francisco-94110
Ken Adams - aka Rose X/BigSoma, unveils his electronic montage/film
with and about the rogue intellectual/psychedelic visionary, Terence McKenna.
You will experience a multi-temporal cascade of imagery, ideas, and mesmerizing music. Come resonate.
Supporting this hallucinatory homage,
> Mitch Schultz’ DMT: The Spirit Molecule, with Erik Davis, Ralph Abraham, Alex Grey, et al.
> Goldwave (Cyrus Tabar, Shemoel Recalde, Josh Roberts) with its ravishing A/V synthesis.
> & come early for Jordan Belson, the Whitney Brothers, and the Dream Machine.