Friday, June 19, 2015

Trans-Intelligence and Cinemorphics at Baobah Labs

Baobah Labs, Florianopolis, Brazil

An exciting new theory of intelligence, termed Trans-Intelligence, is currently being developed and tested at Baobah Labs, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, by Jussara Figueira, Charles Webb and the Baobah Labs research team. This research is supported by NEOGAP- Núcleo de Estudos e Observação de Gestão, Aprendizagem e Pessoas (Center for Studies and Management Observation, Learning and People), at the Post-graduate Program in Engineering and Knowledge Management, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina- UFSC (Federal University of Santa Catarina -UFSC), Brazil.

Our research defines Trans-Intelligence as the possible human capacity to reinterpret the apparent literal limits of matter and design/reveal new constructs within perceived reality. In simple terms, a “capacity to acquire capacities” and to “create” or reveal new apparent realities. The general goal of the Baobah research on Trans-intelligence is to test the capacity of groups of subjects to create/discover for themselves new aptitudes in a non-conventional way through the combination of Cinemorphics method with techniques of Alternative Reality Gaming. Our hypothesis is that new individual and group aptitudes may be consciously acquired through the process of the “creation” or revelation of, apparently material, virtual reality constructs of interacting “conscious agents”. Our overall approach is inspired by Donald Hoffman’s theory of Conscious Realism.


Friday, May 22, 2015

How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself


"How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself" by George Dvorsky is a particularly interesting window on the world of AI research from the POV of Cinemorphics...

"There's a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves. Here's how a recursively self-improving AI could transform itself into a superintelligent machine." 

For the entire article click HERE.

Ex Machina, AI and Cinemorphics


Ex Machina's AI, Ava, seems to have developed, after her original inception, a very interesting form of intelligence...the ability to choose and "absorb" new abilities for herself. An interesting analysis of the film may be found HERE...

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Also...COMING SOON...Cinemorphics as an AI protocol...enabling persona creation in robots!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

American Eyeball

(American Eyeball is actually a film about Cinemorphics and Imaginal Realism posing as a noirish San Francisco detective story. The same can be said of the novella Satori Tango.)



A new Benny Pristine mystery! The notorious San Francisco detective reappears after a twenty year disappearance to find his best friend murdered, a psychic spy still wanting to take him to bed, the fate of the world threatened by incompetent aliens and more!



American Eyeball - Trailer from Charles Webb on Vimeo.

Read the Benny Pristine novella SATORI TANGO!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Ruby Wax on Neuroplasticity: "You're the Architect of Your Own Brain"


Ruby Wax put her comedy career on hold a few years ago in order to research mental illness and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford. It's there that she first encountered neuroplasticity: the ability to rewire your brain just by changing the way you think. Wax, who sports a Master's in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, now travels the world promoting mental health awareness and stigmatization. Her new book is titled "Sane New World."   
To play video please visit: http://bigthink.com/videos/ruby-wax-on-neuroplasticity

Friday, January 30, 2015