HyperLab Omni Episode 19 – The Clockwork Lorax

In this episode, Chad and Jason row their dinghy back into the turbulent surf of our grim present, and wonder if their #hopepunk lamp can keep them off the rocks.

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HyperLab Omni Episode 18 – Bibliomancing the Stone

Take the green pixelated pill

This episode, Jason and Chad put on their Hyperlab Coats ™ and concoct their own indeterminacy recipe loosely based on John Cage’s experimental work, Roaratorio, an Irish circus on Finnegans Wake.

A suggested title of our piece: Bibliomantis, a Dub Circus on Beowulf.

This is a weird ride. Hope you all enjoy, and please send us your sound experiments if you want to play along.

Sound files from Freesound used in this episode include:

G: “General”: Caida(General).wav by Viliguis | License: Creative Commons 0

R: “Reproach”: Reproach yell by joseppujol | License: Creative Commons 0

E: “Enhearten”: Heartbeat, Regular, Single, 01-01, LOOP.wav by InspectorJ | License: Attribution

N: “Nightlong”: night_long01.flac by Aiyumi | License: Attribution

D: “Determined”: birdance.WAV by NoiseCollector | License: Attribution

E: “Earth”: HellCenterOfTheEarth.wav by tc630 | License: Creative Commons 0

L: “Lord”: Dirty Dubstep Drumloop (127BPM) by Freakshitor669 | License: Creative Commons 0


Sounds Abound

One of the first things that Chad and I agreed upon when we first started this project was how important sound and music is to our process of discovery. An essential ingredient to that process is the amazing music made by Nathan Moody. Nathan’s music is this rippling and rolling sonic river that transports you to another headspace as you listen to Chad describe his first UFO encounter or Jason’s memories of hunting for bigfoot.

That’s why we here at HLO are beyond excited to share Nathan’s release of the HyperLab Omni soundtrack. Please go and check it out (as well as his other fantastic work) and show him some love and support.

Excelsior!

HyperLab Omni Episode 17 – John Cage and Quadraphonic Misophonia

John Cage

Strap on your ear goggles and follow along as the crew of HLO explores the minimalist soundscapes of John Cage.  Chad and Jason ponder the challenges and joys of experimental music and avante-garde art as well as learning Chad’s hard rules for eating snacks in the theatre (Hint – DON’T!) and Jason’s simple wish for a magical algorithmic soundscape generator.

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HyperLab Omni Episode 16 – A Sharp Sliver of Hope

In this episode of HLO, Chad and Jason pull back the curtain for frank discussion on how the current state of US politics is affecting the direction of the podcast and how embracing a theme of #hopepunk might be a viable way to help us navigate our uncertain future.

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#HopePunk links and resources –

Great article on the origins and background in this Vox article.

The brilliant David Byrne created this newsletter/website called “Reasons to be Cheerful” as a “tonic for tumultuous times.”

Cory Doctorow reads his essay “Disasters Don’t Have to End In Dystopias”

HyperLab Omni Episode 15 – John Cage-mas Teaser!

Deep Dream JC!

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STAFF AND RESIDENTS OF INTERDIMENSIONAL NODESPACE RESEARCH VESSEL KNOWN AS HYPERLAB OMNI SEND THEIR REASSURANCES AND APOLOGIES FOR TEMPORAL INTERRUPTIONS <<STOP>>

RUMOURS OF XENOMORPH INFESTATION AND SUBSEQUENT SELF DESTRUCTION CLEANSING PROTOCOLS HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED <<STOP>>

PLEASE ACCEPT THIS FUN JOHN CAGE THEMED TEASER AS PROOF OF COMMITMENT TO HLO EXPLORATION OF WEIRDSPACE <<STOP>>

ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT PENNSYLVANIA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE

USE THEM TOGETHER

USE THEM IN PEACE

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HyperLab Omni Episode 14 – Gregory Bateson, Restless Idea Pollinator or Weaponized Anthropologist?

Dare you enter the Bateson evidence dungeon?

In this episode, Chad and Jason chase psychedelic rabbits through a warren dug by Gregory Bateson, whose article “Mind and Nature” drills heady passages though verbal alchemy, entropy, sacrament, weaponized anthropology, CIA black propaganda ops, Karl Jung, Bob Dobbs, schizogenesis, cybernetics, and the epistemology of dead crabs.
Content warning: While generally a fun and trippy discussion, there is a dark reference at the end of the episode to a mass pet cemetery for some beloved farm animals (nothing nefarious, but farm life can be rough), so be forewarned.

This episode was recorded sometime last year.

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Omni magazine June 1979

Jason chaos fact addendum –
In this episode I passed on a story about noted Discordian Kerry Thornley’s girfriend working for JFK assassination investigator, Jim Garrison.
After doing some more research, I discovered that it might have been Lane Caplinger, the girlfriend of the other author of the Principia Discorida, Greg Hill who worked for JG.
Or maybe not…
This amazing post tries to unravel the crazy history of Discordianism and the connections with Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK and Jim Garrison.
I’m not sure it clarifies anything, but it’s a fun old school Illuminatus conspiracy ride.
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HyperLab Omni Episode 13 – Halloween Spooktacular

Photo evidence that proves that the Halloween spirit world is mostly populated with the ghosts of skunks and elephants.

In this episode, the HLO crew takes a spooky nostalgic detour by inviting some special guests to talk about some fun personal memories of Halloweens past.
Enjoy!

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HyperLab Omni Minisode – Nostalgia Engineers

“Pipedreamer” by new 1lluminati is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

ADA tries to lose Chad and Jason in a tangled and twisting heuristic hedge maze as they explore the weirdness of artificial intelligence in this fun HLO minisode.
Enjoy!

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HyperLab Omni Episode 11 – Cuttlefish Uplift Party

Cuttlefish are AMAZING!

Chad and Jason discuss the future and ethics of animal uplift technology and ADA is ready to ride this futuristic wave into a weirder future!

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