ThinkOlio Presents Consciousness Hacking: Seeking Enlightenment Through Technology, Psychedelics, and Meditation

Friday February 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

“Consciousness Hacking” is a pragmatic approach to spiritual transformation that utilizes three principal modalities: 1) technology, 2) psychedelics/entheogens, and 3) the contemplative arts (i.e. yoga and meditation). The phrase is a neologism coined by Mikey Siegel, a San Francisco–based engineer, who felt compelled to apply his technological prowess to enhancing traditional staid meditation practices. The idea caught on fast. And very quickly evolved into a movement that has spread out from the Silicon Valley to New York City and other places all around the globe. This Olio will discuss the philosophy and practice of consciousness hacking in the Big Apple with consciousness hacker, Professor Chris Kelley and center around the question: Can technology facilitate mindfulness?

For just a taste, check out this recent Village Voice article on Consciousness Hacking.

Christopher Kelley holds a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from Columbia University, where he studied under the guidance of Professor Robert Thurman. He currently teaches at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and the New School University in the City of New York.

The presenting beer sponsor is Sixpoint Brewery. Wine is generously provided by Maison Cubi

Buy a ticket HERE or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.