Tag Archives: academia

telenoia

A term suggested by CAiiA-STAR, as a replacement term for paranoia. Telenoia suggests a move away from anxiety and fear in the face of the increasing integration of corporate information technologies with the human body. Ascott instead advocates an attempt to create new artistic models for consciousness and social organization in a environment of surveillance […]

Meade Layne

(September 8, 1882 – May 12, 1961)  Director of Borderland Sciences Research Foundation in Vista, California. An early researcher of ufology and parapsychology, best known for proposing an early version of the interdimensional hypothesis to explain flying saucer sightings. Prior to his public work studying ufos, Layne was professor at the University of Southern California, […]

Roy Ascott

An advocate for a global college of those whose artistic practice involves the interstices of art, science, consciousness, and spirituality. He is director of the CAiiA-STAR art and technology degree program.

Planetary Collegium

Founded by Roy Ascott and based at the University of Wales and University of Plymouth. The Planetary Collegium is concerned with advanced inquiry in the transdisciplinary space between the arts, technology, and the sciences, with consciousness research an integral component of its work.” Associated with the Institute of Digital Art and Technology or i-DAT Links […]

Alvin H Lawson

Professor of English at Cal State Long Beach. Performed an experiment with a clinical hypnotist upon eight subjects selected on the basis of having no UFO knowledge or experiences. Under hypnotic regression, the “imaginary abductees” provided a coherent abduction narrative which closely resembled classic abduction cases. This correlation went from larger factors such as saucer […]