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      Holotechnica: Exploring the nexus of altered states and altered traits

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2024 (EVA 2024)
      Since 1990, the EVA London Conference has established itself as one of the United Kingdom’s most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences in the field of digital visualisation. The papers and abstracts in this volume cover areas such as the arts, culture, heritage, museums, music, performance, visual art, and visualisation, as well as related interdisciplinary areas, in combination with technology. The latest research and work by early career researchers, established scholars, practitioners, research students, and visual artists, can be found in this volume, published in full colour.
      8–12 July 2024
      Holotechnica, Altered traits, Consciousness, Immersion, Context engineering
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            Abstract

            Holotechnica is the practice of combining different elements and techniques to create lasting transformations of consciousness (“altered traits”). This exploration is vital in the fields of consciousness studies, art and technology research. Despite the increasing interest in this area, there remains a gap in understanding how to move from alterations ("altered states") to enduring characteristics that reshape how we perceive and behave in the world. The main goal of this study is to develop recipes that can effectively combine endo-technologies with cyberdelics and pharmaco-technologies. The methodology involved conducting 20 expert interviews where stacks consisting of ancient healing traditions, reality hacking protocols and mindfulness techniques were outlined and analysed. The goal is to create a Holotechnica framework that empowers individuals to consciously shape their reality through achieving significant and enduring transformations. Future work will focus on improving the number of measures by which we can understand when an altered trait has been achieved.

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            Conference
            July 2024
            July 2024
            : 392-399
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            [0001]School of Arts and Creative Industries

            University of East London

            London, UK
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            10.14236/ewic/EVA2024.85
            2509f6d3-12ab-4113-9124-3bb6293b1c83
            © Smith. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2024, UK

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            Proceedings of EVA London 2024
            EVA 2024
            London
            8–12 July 2024
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Since 1990, the EVA London Conference has established itself as one of the United Kingdom’s most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences in the field of digital visualisation. The papers and abstracts in this volume cover areas such as the arts, culture, heritage, museums, music, performance, visual art, and visualisation, as well as related interdisciplinary areas, in combination with technology. The latest research and work by early career researchers, established scholars, practitioners, research students, and visual artists, can be found in this volume, published in full colour.
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Altered traits,Consciousness,Context engineering,Holotechnica,Immersion

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