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Metaphoria (1991)

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Short | 27 min | Documentary, Short

Scientists and Shamans explore the mysterious processes of the brain during consciousness, altered states and dream states in this poetic, playful, and sensual EMMY-award winning video. Dr. John C. Lilly (inventor of the isolation tank and...See moreScientists and Shamans explore the mysterious processes of the brain during consciousness, altered states and dream states in this poetic, playful, and sensual EMMY-award winning video. Dr. John C. Lilly (inventor of the isolation tank and pioneer in Human-Dolphin communication), Prof. Marvin Minsky (cofounder of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab), Prof. Richard Bolt of MIT's Human Interface Lab, Native American Sam Sapiel, and computer poet Michael Newman collide with computer animation and physical metaphors. "Metaphoria" examines the frontiers of communication and the role metaphors play in the cognitive process, and shows how metaphors pervade thought in science, poetry, religion and culture. See less
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