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Lucidity April-2013

Beauty and the Origins
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Alan Macy

on 30 January 2016

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Transcript of Lucidity April-2013

Electrical communication technology converts human activity to the movement of electrons OUTSIDE the body.
Neuronal action is core to human activity and resultsin the movement of electrons INSIDE the body. - Electrophysiology -
1791-1794: Luigi Galvani and Allessandro Volta develop experiments that provide basis for human electrophysiology understanding and electrical communications develpment.
Radiate our emotions
Emotions Jacket-Philips
Hug Shirt-CuteCircuit
Vibe Necklace-Philips
"The electronically induced technological extensions of our central nervous systems… are immersing us in a world-pool of information movement and are thus enabling man to incorporate within himself the whole of mankind."M. McLuhan - 1969
Beauty and the Origins of Electrophysiology
Telecommunications and the Global Theater
Similarities between aesthetic and gustatory taste
D. Hume
"The Standard of Taste"
J. Sulzer
"General Theory of Pleasures"
Taste is the intuitive capacity to recognize beauty
Reason is and ought only to be a slave of passions...
"A Critique of Pure Judgement"
I. Kant
It's pleasurable because it's beautiful
"Inquiry Concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony and Design"
"An Essay Concerning Human Understanding"
External sensation and internal reflection act to create sense of beauty
Sense of Beauty - an internal sense produces pleasure
F. Hutcheson
J. Locke
"Critical Reflections on Poetry, Painting and Music"
J. Dubos
Aesthetics - use appears in 18th centurypertaining to a sense of the beautiful
Concept of Taste led to the Concept of the Aesthetic- pushback to the rise of rationalism as applied to beauty- like taste , beauty is immediately perceived
M. Lambert
"Reflections on Taste"
Taste is the first movement and a type of instinct which draws us and guides us more surely than all the work of reason
We do not reason beauty, we taste it
1647-1733
1694-1746
1720-1779
1670-1742
1711-1776
1724-1804
1632-1704
1789-1854
G. Ohm
1777-1851
H. Oersted
1737-1798
1745-1827
L. Galvani
A. Volta
1815-1852
A. Lovelace
C. Babbage
1791-1871
A. Meucci
A. Bell
1808-1889
1847-1922
1879-1955
A. Einstein
M. Faraday
1791-1867
1831-1879
J. Maxwell
A. Druyan
C. Sagan
1949-
1934-1996
Voyager 1
Launched 1977
H. Lamarr
1913-2000
Satellite medium turns globe into repertory theater
M. McLuhan
1911-1980
Jacquard Loom1801
Optimizing Nervous System Extension - first steps taken in 1876
Relativity
HumanNervous SystemExpansion
Computers
ElectromagneticFields
1882-USA
1881 - Germany
Voyager life span
Here we are
Telephone
Telephone
Telephone
Here we are
What's next?- Continued electronic extension of our nervous systems
Extend our grasp
Project our pre-thoughts
Express ourselves as our environment
Our reach
Mediate via specialized electronics and software
NYSE -211 years old
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) - 12 years old
Telephone
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