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    Cyberdelic Sunday

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    Due to unexpected circumstances this event has been cancelled for 2024.

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    Cyberdelics Lecture and VR Journey

    2:30pm – doors open

    3:00pm Lecture

    4:00 – 6:00pm Stroboscopic and VR experiences

    Cyberdelics apply ancient and modern technologies to induce altered states of consciousness that are similar to psychedelics. In other words, they create trips without the drugs. Cyberdelics include AI-generated trip simulations, VR games and experiences inspired by psychedelics, stroboscopic light therapy that generates hallucinations, and other cutting-edge technology and art.

    Psychedelic researcher and XR developer, Melissa Warner delves into what this means with a presentation on cyberdelics, followed by a chance for you to experience your very own 25 min VR trip.

    This presentation is a Cyberdelic journey. A collaboration of human & technology; ideas, guided meditation, & reflections are seamlessly matched with bespoke 3D imagery. This lecture will explore the cultural evolution, design theory, research & live experience of this emergent technology. We will explore how cyberdelics create liminal ritual spaces that challenge for-granted ways of being & offer opportunities for insight.

    Technology from the Greek tekhnologia, is the "systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique". Yet, as we design technology, technology designs us back. As Aldous Huxley warned us 60 years ago, “technology was made for men & not men for technology” & unconscious use of technology is a means by which we may come to “love our slavery”.  Fast forward to the attention economy, how do we break free?

    Can cyberdelics help us redefine our relationship with technology? How are Cyberdelics being used in psychedelic assisted therapy? Can wise use of technology re-orient us to nature, meaning, & enhance collective wellbeing for a regenerative future?

    VR headsets are limited so a booking is essential.

    For another mind-altering experience, try out a stroboscopic light experience. To learn more about Stroboscopic light experiences read here: “Can this light make you high”

    Psychedelic Supper

    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Voytek Bereza will host a Psychedelic Supper in the Sporulation exhibition space. This is a chance for like-minded people to come together and discuss all things psychedelic in a safe and accepting environment. Note: no psychedelics are consumed during the event.

    Relax to the tunes of Lime Sky and enjoy some great food and vibes to finish off your Cyberdelic Sunday!

    About Melissa Warner, The Cyberdelic Society and PATHS XR

    Melissa Warner is the Secretary of Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM), a pioneering Australian research charity where she helps advance research and science communication on psychedelics. She is also a neuroscience and psychology Research Fellow at Swinburne University, where she collaborates on psychedelic research. Melissa is Executive Director of PATHS XR. As a co-director of the Cyberdelic Nexus, Melissa is helping to build a community and platform at the intersection of psychedelics, technology, and art.  Melissa also supports individuals as a meditation teacher at Signs of Life Psychology sharing her practice of meditation and coaching of 6+ years. 

    Melissa has taught on educational trainings in psychedelic-assisted therapy for several local and international programs, including as a lead facilitator at Bioyme’s Certificate of Psychedelic and Contemplative Therapies. In 2016, Melissa was a co-founder of The Australian Psychedelic Society, a grass-roots cultural hub. As a scientist, educator, futurist, and artist Melissa works to nurture the capacities of creativity, relationality, and potentiality in herself and her community.

    The Cyberdelic Society is an interdisciplinary hub exploring the fusion of tech, altered states and art. The mission of the Cyberdelic Society is to generate communitas by harnessing the knowledge, creative wisdom and skills of our society.  Through combining our efforts we explore how the targeted application of ancient and modern technologies can generate altered states that may lead to regenerative altered traits.

    PATHS XR is an extended-reality (XR) technology platform that specialises in creating learning journeys to nurture psychological wellbeing.  We believe that the fusion of immersive technology alongside therapeutic and contemplative wisdom can empower individuals to chart their own course of self-discovery.  Our name, PATHS XR, stands for Psychedelic, Art & Technology in Health Science, and reflects our vision of supporting individuals as they navigate their own unique paths.

    About Voytek Bereza and The Transparent Company (T Corp)

    Voytek Bereza is a specialist UK pharmacist prescriber and Managing Director of The Transparent Company. He has worked extensively in stroboscopic patterning systems and has done several public demonstrations of his bespoke light array.

    T Corp was established in 2022 by an open-source collaborative effort to show how the conventional corporate structure could be modified to build a more trustworthy system. Its primary goal is to create an established business that by design is unable to greenwash. The company currently focuses on psychedelic integration community building and deploying open-source psychometric testing systems.

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