Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bug on wildflower: Into the warm water hole of Harbin, not the worm hole, New Age, Nyckelharpa

Into the warm water hole of Harbin, not the worm hole

(Field notes)

Into the warm water hole of Harbin,
not the worm hole,
of mind-altering, quantum physics, -
which has its own life at Harbin;
how is this an aspect of culture?

(What are implications
of quantum mechanics'
for neuroscience,
and the brain & bbodymind, if any?
Explore this via MIT Open Course Ware at
World University and School's
Neurobiology -
- subject page? There aren't any MIT OCW courses that touch on this, yet).

Earlier, I went into the
coffee house in town
for the internet,
before coming up to Harbin,
and my friend was there.
We went to a Chinese restaurant
after web surfing,
and talked
while he had dinner;
I was full.
(The Chinese have contributed
so much to California
in the past 150 years
and don't get the recognition
they deserve.
How to rewrite history?
A golden place of vision,
beauty & opportunity,
California has its racist history, too).

New Age dualisms about
this life and an after life - all one -
abound at Harbin.
They're part of its church, in a way,
and in 21 dimensions, at times.
While not my
evolutionary biological
nontheistically friendly
(loving bliss-centric)
bodymind neurophysiology
thinking in modernity -
I am nevertheless familiar with New Age
hippy-oneness thinking,
which finds a home at Harbin
in Lake County, California,
in 2010.

I soaked, finding ease,
among naked, fellow travelers,
just passing through Harbin,
flowing themselves through the warm pool,
and walked down through Mainside
toward bed.
There in the restaurant
I heard sounds of music.
I went in for water.
Two musicians were playing
the similar instruments,
which I hadn't seen before.
I mentioned to a friend
who was filling up her
hot water bottle there that
the music sounded like
minuet dance music from western Europe.
She asked me what the instrument was.
I said it looks like a very weird
viola de Gamba,
or a weird, straight dulcimer,
with piano-like keys on the fret board,
and which is played with a bow.

After listening further -
it was around 10 pm
and only 4 of us were there -
my friend asked the musicians
what the instrument is.
The man said it was
Swedish folk instrument,
a 'nyckelharpa'
(a keyed fiddle, I later found out), -
he mentioned that
the Swedish group
- here's Väsen Street -
played one,
very nicely, -
and that I could find
their music on YouTube.

An ethnomusicology
of Harbin grows
with this :)

Into the warm water hole
now in the morning.

It's people's energy at Harbin I find so interesting.
Harbin's milieu is somehow very attuned to this,
as am I ... it's kind of a hippy vibe thing -
all coming together as in ongoing, hippy, Harbin oneness.


Talked with a friend this morning
who was interested in in reverse.
Brainfingers allows you to communicate
with a computer screen interface
to pick letters from a screen keyboard,
or play games,
WITHOUT language or hand movements,
but instead by something like 'brain signals.'
I've tried it once in Greece, and it worked,
and it seems legitimate, although rudimentary.
And the inventor has brought it to
Stephen Hawking who has Lou Gehrig's disease, to try it,
and who was too agitated to use it successfully.

My friend would like, for example, any
text to go directly into his brain without reading, or listening -
so, brainfingers in reverse.
As I understand brainfingers in a simple way from an explanation in 2007,
it involves three biological aspects of the bodymind, which its three sensors work with -
electromagnetic activity, minute eye movement, and something which researchers don't understand, which the inventor (Andrew Junker), called 'brainwaves.'

So, to understand these three processes in reverse would offer a way to begin to think about how to translate symbols from a page directly into the brain.

Researchers at Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition, thinking about how this process works IN REVERSE, may have explored aspects of these questions, as well.

( - February 3, 2011)

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