Consciousness Hacking: Waking Life
Friday, September 23, 2016
9:30 PM–11:00 PM
This September, Cabaret Cinema celebrates films inspired by the Consciousness Hacking movement. With Tibetan Buddhist scholar Christopher Kelley serving as the series host, these screenings will provide opportunities to take a deep dive into a world of mind-expanding film viewing and discussion.
In this second of three feature presentations curated by the Consciousness Hacking movement, director Richard Linklater employs “rotoscoping” technology to create the illusion of a dream state while examining the tenuous line between the subjective and objective worlds.This film illustrates the concept of contemplation, one of three themes being explored in Consciousness Hacking: Transformative Film Experiences. Waking Life is both a film about consciousness hacking and is a consciousness hack itself.
This screening of Waking Life will feature guest speaker Thomas Peisel.
About the Speaker
Thomas Peisel is an award-winning writer and filmmaker that has been experimenting with lucid dreaming since his teenage years. Peisel, with Dylan Tuccillo and Jared Zeizel, developed the collective book, A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics in 2010. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the book was picked up by Workman Publishing for wider distribution.
About Consciousness Hacking
Consciousness Hacking is a movement at the threshold of discovery where science, spirit, and humanity converge with technology. Seeking to enhance and strengthen the beneficial aspects of the human experience, Consciousness Hacking employs are range of innovative tools that cultivate joy, beauty, community, and inner peace.
Christopher Kelley holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University where he studied Tibetan Buddhism with Professor Robert A. F. Thurman. Dr. Kelley is the co-founder and co-organizer of Consciousness Hacking NYC, founder of The Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy, and the creator of two international academic conferences on Buddhism in the modern world: Mind and Reality.
Mikey Siegel is the founder of Biofluent, a consciousness tech design studio, co-founder of the Transformative Technology Conference, and is the visionary behind the budding Consciousness Hacking movement. His current interests center around creating tools that facilitate people’s own path toward higher consciousness, self-realization, awakening, and the experience of transcendence.
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