Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy


Subject: Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Tue Jan 18 2005 - 18:26:22 EST


speaking as an epileptic - the flashes arent important, believe me!

what i think it might be is that some people just dont respond - i have
a friend who has tried shrooms, weed, everything and it had no effect on
her whatsoever. pretty weird, but then again she's so tripped out in
normal life that it wouldnt be any different... not accusing you of that
though - just that, like medications, some drugs just don't work on
people (scuse the Verve reference ;)

so maybe some strobes dont work either?...

just an idea... maybe eliot can enlighten...

mC~

Ian Knopke wrote:

>Just out of curiousity, has anyone actually had this stuff work in some
>way?
>
>In 1999 the Edmonton Art Gallery had an installation of Brion Gysin
>artwork (Gysin grew up in Edmonton) and somehow managed to obtain an
>operational Gysin/Burroughs dream machine, running under more or less
>optimal conditions (dark room, new age Indian music, etc.) Having read
>about it previously, I thought this was an interesting opportunity so I
>carefully followed the directions, sat in front of the thing, and tried
>REALLY HARD to make something funky happen - for about 20 minutes. Nothing
>happened. I know other people who also tried, at the same machine,
>sometimes for longer periods or across multiple days, and nothing worked
>for them either. I'm beginning to think that Burroughs and Gysin were
>better at marketing than we usually give them credit for, and probably
>sold bridges in their spare time.
>
>Something that hasn't been mentioned yet - one of the directions was to
>sit with one's eyes closed. This made a lot of sense, as the light was
>very bright, and I could still see the flashes through my eyelids. Not
>sure if that is important or not.
>
>Anyone else had any actual experiences? Maybe it's just another 60's
>myth... If it worked you'd think they'd be all over the place by now.
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>Ian Knopke
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>On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Eliot Handelman wrote:
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>>Eliot Handelman wrote:
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>>>There's a range of freqs (~70hz, as you say) that causes some people
>>>to hallucinate, an effect
>>>which Wm burroughs devoted hiomself to getting high on.
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