18 12 / 2010


Ok, this project is a kit called the Brain Machine which I decided to create a new look for by using pilot goggles instead of sun glasses. It’s purpose is to function as a sound and light machine to induce brain frequencies for meditation. The Brain Machine is an electronic version of the Dreamachine (the Dreamachine didn’t include sound), which Brion Gysin (an artist in the 60s) originally invented with the help of a mathematician named Ian Sommerville, based upon this experience which he wished to recreate: Had a transcendental storm of color visions today in the bus going to Marseilles. We ran through a long avenue of trees and I closed my eyes against the setting sun. An overwhelming flood of intensely bright patterns in supernatural colors exploded behind my eyelids: a multidimensional kaleidoscope whirling out through space. I was swept out of time. I was in a world of infinite number. The vision stopped abruptly as we left the trees…(BG, journal entry 21st December, 1958).Dreamachine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DreamachineA beautiful device. This is why I needed to create a nicer electronic version.

Ok, this project is a kit called the Brain Machine which I decided to create a new look for by using pilot goggles instead of sun glasses. It’s purpose is to function as a sound and light machine to induce brain frequencies for meditation. 

The Brain Machine is an electronic version of the Dreamachine (the Dreamachine didn’t include sound), which Brion Gysin (an artist in the 60s) originally invented with the help of a mathematician named Ian Sommerville, based upon this experience which he wished to recreate: 

Had a transcendental storm of color visions today in the bus going to Marseilles. We ran through a long avenue of trees and I closed my eyes against the setting sun. An overwhelming flood of intensely bright patterns in supernatural colors exploded behind my eyelids: a multidimensional kaleidoscope whirling out through space. I was swept out of time. I was in a world of infinite number. The vision stopped abruptly as we left the trees…(BG, journal entry 21st December, 1958).

Dreamachine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamachine

A beautiful device. This is why I needed to create a nicer electronic version.