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Maggie Roberts
Artist > Rim Dweller

Hyperstition. Tedx Talk by Delphi Carstens. Video by Mer (Maggie) Roberts, 0rphan Drift

 

Capetown held a very successful series of Tedx Talks in 2012, which are all available on YouTube. Delphi Carstens talked on the core subject of his  phd, Hyperstition, in relation to current global concerns and frequencies. He spoke with a specially edited 0rphan Drift video playing behind him. Check out his interview with the originator of the term, Nick Land, and his synopsis and interpretation of Nick’s theory, on my website, 

http://merliquify.com/blog/articles/hyperstition-an-introduction/       and http://merliquify.com/blog/articles/hyperstition/

Here’s the Ted Talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUQKO5qKEBc 

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