Posts Tagged ‘Internet Addiction’

Test Subject On Internet Addiction

December 10, 2010

Test subject JC Priestman, who has been with the Virta-Flaneurazine clinical trials since September 2008, finally speaks out publicly about Internet addiction.

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.

Riding The Blue Dragon

September 23, 2010

Researchers warn against the use of a powerful new black market version of Virta-Flaneurazine which first surfaced in the hutongs of central China in the weeks following the Xi’an clinical trials and is now thought to be available in the United States and Europe. Known by its street name “Blue Dragon,” the drug is thought to be as much as ten times more potent than the name brand. At these elevated dosages, experiments with VF have lead to sustained Hypertext Markup Wanderment (HTMW).

Blue Dragon Icon

The most common Blue Dragon side effects are:
• Headache
• Facial flushing
• Upset stomach
Less commonly, bluish vision, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light may briefly occur.
In rare instances, men taking Blue Dragon reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to these medicines or to other factors. If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking Blue Dragon and call a doctor right away.
In the rare event of HTMW lasting more than 4 hours seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury.

Glenn Beck Has A Dream

September 18, 2010

Glenn Beck On Drugs(Disassociated Press) Evidence is mounting that TV personality Glenn Beck has been experimenting with Virta-Flaneurazine. His increasingly erratic behavior, both on and off screen, has attracted the attention of the FCC and researchers at Virta-Flaneurazine Laboratories Inc. As clinical trials and self-experimentation has indicated, when taken in large quantities under uncontrolled conditions, VF can cause paranoia, extreme anxiety and delusions of grandeur. A  self-described “borderline schizophrenic” (Glenn Beck, The Real America, page 2., Pocket Books, 2005), Beck has struggled with drug and other addictions in the past, but his Internet uses are unknown.

Glenn Beck has a dream

Seen here, Beck draws a diagram of his dream with the characteristic random connections and jumps (or teleportations) in logic.

If proven, this revelation could corroborate research findings that twentieth century German artist Joseph Beuys did indeed experiment with bufotenine (toad licking).

Joseph Beuys at the chalkboard

Joseph Beuys at the chalkboard

In 1964 Beuys broadcast (from Second German Television Studio): ‘Das Schweigen von Marcel Duchamp wird überbewertet’ (‘The Silence of Marcel Duchamp is Overrated’). However, Beuys’s relationship with the legacy of Duchamp and the Rotorelief is a central (if often unacknowledged) aspect of the controversy surrounding his practice.

At Virta-Flaneurazine Laboratories Inc., we remain committed to the radical erosion of the boundaries of the Internet and life, bringing aspects of creative practice outside of the institution and into the everyday.