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  • Date and time: Tuesday 5 December 2023, 7pm to 8pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Room P/L/001, School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Drug Science Society event

This event is for two back-to-back experiences with Carl Hayden Smith, an academic talk and a sound based meditation session. Both of these are free and open to all, and you will need to book tickets for both events if you wish to attend both. Please note that spaces for the Museum of Consciousness are more limited than for the academic talk. 

The talk

Holotechnica consists of a database of different consciousness-expanding techniques, meditations, and protocols that can be combined in a form of dialogos. How can we combine these different ingredients into experience stacks in order to create a reliable cookery book for consciousness augmentation? How do we create Altered States and Altered Traits by stacking Psycho-technologies with Cyberdelics, Substances and Pseudodelics?

Museum of Consciousness Information

The Museum of Consciousness contains exhibits by a multitude of artists, mavericks and consciousness explorers who are keen to transmit their most treasured work: short, audio-based samples that are designed to create expansive states of consciousness. The museum is centred around recipes for consciousness augmentation. These are sequences of exhibits that are arranged so that they maximally complement each other to enrich the visitor’s conscious experience. The curators will decide the recipes in advance, but participants will also have the opportunity to craft their own recipes towards the end of the visit.

About the speaker

Carl Hayden Smith is co-founder of the Cyberdelics Society and the London Experimental Psychonautic Club. He is also the Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) and Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Creativity & Technology, Ravensbourne University London. 


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