Re: [-empyre-] archiving + preservation

As I was reading Jaka's post, I was reminded of and interesting machine I read about awhile ago. I thought this might be of interest :

[*=*] jon.satrom

On May 6, 2004, Jaka Zeleznikar wrote:
+ if I understood correctly links are made more visible by being more visited.
I understood Vanevar B. and some other people that they wish something similar to the way we think - and we think in emotions also (so some terms in way of links might be more visible relating to our emotional state and not only conceptual, so one day strongest link from rock might be music and the other day geology)?

EXPERIENTIAL TYPEWRITER: Built by Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) in the winter of 1962-1963, Cambridge, Mass. An instrument for recording and charting the psychedelic experience.

As cited in _Flashbacks_ by Timothy Leary, 1983, 1990; Putnam Publishing Group, New York.
p. 156

"The purpose of the ET was to deal with the 'words cannot express' aspects of accelerated-brain experience. The subject could indicate any of various levels of consciousness that they were unable to describe at the moment by pressing the appropriate buttons on the typewriter. The signal was recorded on a revolving drum, much the way temperatures are graphed in meteorological stations. After the session, when consciousness was operating at slower speeds, the subject would have leisure to examine the recorded data and describe the sequence of events fully and precisely."

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