Posts Tagged ‘Hypnosis’

Severely Hypnotic Web Art

October 1, 2010

Since our recent post on various self-experimentation techniques of hypnosis combined with VF, we have noticed a number of artists who are possibly taking advantage of web media to produce artworks whose intent may be to hypnotize the audience and cause altered states in unsuspecting viewers. Following are a few examples:

Warp (2010) - Florent di Bartolo from Rhizome.org

glory ball on Spirit Surfers by sounder2

blue willow on Spirit Surfers by guest

We have known for some time that short animated gifts of all kinds have a tendency to be both addictive and psycho-affective. However these images are unusually powerful. Some of the effects we have noted from these particular animations are as follows:

Warp (2010)
•  prolonged blurred and tinted vision
•  carpal tunnel sensation

glory ball
•  compound eye irritation
•  dance twitch
•  mirror stage

blue willow:
•  zero depth perception
•  “Fort-Da” syndrome

We suggest that if you view these images you do so for less than 8 minutes. There are many more on the blog sites Rhizome.org and Spirit Surfers.

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VF Hypnosis Technique

September 6, 2010

Dr* Freeman and Dr* Pappenheimer have embarked on a set of rigorous self-experiments (Subproject 8 ) based on research conducted in the 1950s by the Office of Scientific Intelligence for the CIA‘s human research program. Code named Project MKULTRA, or MK-ULTRA, the research involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate individual mental states and alter brain function, including the surreptitious administration of drugs and other chemicals, sensory deprivation, isolation, and verbal and sexual abuse.

Dr* Fremont demonstrates hypnosis technique used in new Virta-Flaneurazine  experiments.

1. Subproject 8 is being set up as a means to continue the present work in the general field of VF at the Virta-Flanrurazine Laboratories until 11 September 2011.

2. This project will include a continuation of a study of the biomedical, neurophysiological, sociological, and clinical psychiatric aspects of VF, and also a study of VF antagonists and drugs related to VF, such as L.S.D. and Bufotenine.

Dr* Pappenheimer and Dr* Freeman during self-experimentation using Virta-Flaneurazine hypnosis techniques.

Dr* Pappenheimer and Dr* Freeman during self-experimentation using Virta-Flaneurazine hypnosis techniques.

Experimental goals included: the creation of “hypnotically induced anxieties,” “hypnotically increasing ability to learn and recall complex written matter,” studying hypnosis and polygraph examinations, “hypnotically increasing ability to observe and recall complex arrangements of physical objects,” and studying “relationship of personality to susceptibility to hypnosis.” Experiments are conducted with drug induced hypnosis and with anterograde and retrograde amnesia while under the influence of such drugs.