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N.Y. LIBRARY DISCOVERS TIMOTHY LEARY’S STASH OF EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO GAMES

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NY Library Discovers Timothy Leary’s Stash of Experimental Video Games

NY Library Discovers Timothy Leary's Stash of Experimental Video Games

You may not remember that Timothy Leary, the psychologist renowned for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs and a key figure of the 1960s counterculture movement, dabbled in video games development in the 1980s. Now a trove of games discovered inside hundreds of discs in Leary’s archives will be playable at the New York Public Library.P

Leary’s most notable game was 1985′s Mind Mirror (pictured), his lone commercial work, published by no less than The Man, Electronic Arts. As The New York Times mentioned yesterday, it sold about 65,000 copies and “allowed players to create, evaluate and role-play different personalities based on psychometric ideas from his 1950 Ph.D. thesis, ‘The Social Dimensions of Personality.’”P

There are other works on display, thanks to emulation, including a game based on the William Gibson novel “Neuromancer.” The unfinished work was to included images by the photographer Helmut Newton, writing by William S. Burroughs, and music by Devo, who recorded “Whip It.”P

The archivist behind the NYPL’s project warned that “the games were still in development, so they’re buggy,” and the Times cautions that the games “hardly look trippy by today’s standards.” P

Timothy Leary Video Games Unearthed in Archive [The New York Times]P

THE HOUSEBOAT SUMMIT 1967 FEATURING TIMOTHY LEARY,GARY SNYDER ,ALAN WATTS AND ALLEN GINSBERG

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The Houseboat Summit: February, 1967, Sausalito, Calif.Taken from ‘The Oracle’ Issue no. 7
Featuring Timothy Leary, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts and Allen Ginsberg
The Houseboat Summit
Featuring Timothy Leary, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts and Allen GinsbergPart One: Changes
Watts: …Look the, we’re going to discuss where it’s going…the whole problem of whether to drop out or take over.Leary: Or anything in between?Watts: Or anything in between, sure.Leary: Cop out…drop in…Snyder: I see it as the problem about whether or not to throw all you energies to thesubculture or try to maintain some communication network within the main culture.Watts: Yes. All right. Now look…I would like to make a preliminary announcement sothat it has a certain coherence.This is Alan Watts speaking, and I’m this evening, on my ferry boat, the host to afascinating party sponsored by the San Francisco Oracle, which is our newunderground paper, far-outer than any far-out that has yet been seen. And we havehere, members of the staff of the Oracle. We have Allen Ginsberg, poet, and rabbinicsaddhu. We have Timothy Leary, about whom nothing needs to be said. (laughs) AndGary Snyder, also poet, Zen monk, and old friend of many years.Ginsberg: This swami wants you to introduce him in Berkeley. He’s going to have aKirtan to sanctify the peace movement. So what I said is, he ought to invite JerryRubin and Mario Savio, and his cohorts. And he said: “Great, great, great!”So I said, “Why don’t you invite the Hell’s Angels, too?” He said: “Great, great, great!When are we gonna get hold of them?So I think that’s one next feature…Watts: You know, what is being said here, isn’t it: To sanctify the peace movement isto take the violence out of it. Ginsberg: Well, to point attention to its root nature,which is desire for peace, which is equivalent to the goals of all the wisdom schoolsand all the Saddhanas.
A PACIFIST ON THE RAMPAGE

 

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SGT. PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

Sgt.Pepper’s
Lonely Hearts Club
Band

Several factors influenced The 1967 Beatles’ SGT.PEPPER. John, Paul,
George and Ringo were excited by Brian Wilson’s radically-different
and brilliant Beach Boys album, “Pet Sounds,” and the single, “Good
Vibrations.” And they had already begun to experiment with eastern
mysticism and with mind-enhancing drugs. Sgt.Pepper became one of
the more joyful orchestrations of The Summer of Love….

Who’s on Sgt.PepperCover

Sgt.Pepper’s Magical Mystery Tour

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SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

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CARY GRANT AND LSD

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http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/03/his-girl-lsd-the-cary-grant-experience.html

cary grant and lsd

COMIC-TIMOTHY LEARY “YOU AREN’T LIKE THEM”

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http://zenpencils.com/comic/102-timothy-leary-you-arent-like-them/