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      The Museum of Consciousness: Interactive, audio-based exhibits for cultivating altered states of consciousness

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2021 (EVA 2021)
      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
      5th July – 9th July 2021
      Consciousness, Altered states of consciousness, Meditation, Psychedelics, Recipes for consciousness, Augmentation, Consciousness stacking


            The Museum of Consciousness contains exhibits by a multitude of artists, mavericks and consciousness explorers who are here to transmit their most treasured work: For the first exhibition we decided to use short, audio-based samples that are designed to cultivate and manufacture expansive states of consciousness. The range of samples encompassed by the current iteration of the museum includes mindfulness meditations, “placebo highs,” sound journeys, novel modes of introspection, and more. The structure of the museum is centered around recipes for consciousness augmentation. The museum also has an interactive component: visitors will rate the samples according to Raph Milliere’s 6D model of self-consciousness, which was inspired by the effects of psychedelics and meditation on subjective experience. Additionally, visitors will play a game in which they try to figure out the ratings that the curators had pre-assigned to the samples. Finally, visitors will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the artists, as part of the cyclically regenerative system at the heart of the museum.


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            July 2021
            July 2021
            : 304-307
            [0001]Ravensbourne University

            London, United Kingdom
            [0002]University of Oxford

            Oxford, United Kingdom
            [0003]University of Pennsylvania

            Philadelphia, USA
            [0004]Wonderland Immersive Design

            Los Angeles, USA
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            Proceedings of EVA London 2021
            EVA 2021
            5th July – 9th July 2021
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Consciousness,Meditation,Augmentation,Psychedelics,Recipes for consciousness,Consciousness stacking,Altered states of consciousness


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