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Richard Doyle "Are Psychedelics Information Technologies? Hacking the Default Network and the Evolution of Information"

When Nov 20, 2015
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where W23 Pattee Library
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Before its possession became a criminal offense in the United States, the psychedelic compound LSD-25 was given to engineers and designers to break "creative logjams" and promote innovation in the Cold War United States. In the late 1950's and early 1960's, for example, the Ampex Corporation (inventor of the Video Tape Recorder) studied the effects of LSD on their engineers, and the result was a growing body of literature and data on psychedelic regimens and their effects on technical innovation.