--> ap/xxxxx


Holographic xxxxx at SPACE, London

March 20 2006 7.30pm

Neurophysiologist Karl Pribram investigates the Spectral Holographic Domain: in Brain, Navigation and the Universe.

Karl Pribram is the leading exponent of a holonomic theory of the human brain backed up by hefty experimental research. All parts contain the story of the whole, with the term holonomic referring to a dynamic or changing hologram.

A hologram is a total writing of a scene, a completely realistic three-dimensional representation. Every part of the hologram contains information about the whole; cut up a hologram into small pieces and the original image remains visible, all of the information is intact; the window on the world is solely reduced.

Holography presents a transformation from the spatial into the frequency domain such as is enacted by the Fourier transform formula; holocaustic mathematics enabled by Leibniz' prime transformational tool, the discretising integral of Gravity's Rainbow.

In the reverse direction, Light is in the frequency or holographic domain. An inverse Fourier transform is enacted by a lens which can focus a beam of light, converting the frequency nature of the information into a spatial image:

Remove the converging lens in a slide projector that forms the image. Place a slide in the projector and project the light onto a screen. No image will form. Technically, the light incident on the screen is in a holographic form. Each point on the screen is receiving information from every point from the slide. If a converging lens is placed at a location between the screen and the slide projector an image can be formed on the screen. The lens can now be moved to new locations in a plane cutting through the light path to the screen and in each case a complete image is formed (Taylor, 1978).

The consequences of such domain transforms within the context of consciousness are extreme. xxxxx pairs Karl Pribram's lecture with a rare screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's sci-fi magnum opus Welt am Draht.

A world where one is able to make projections of people with a computer. And of course that leads to the uncertainty of whether someone is himself a projection, since in this virtual world the projections resemble reality. Perhaps another larger world made us a virtual one? In this sense it deals with an old philosophical model, which here takes on a certain horror (RWF)

Transformations enacted by both the lens of Pribram and of Fassbinder open up the total consequences of the universe as hologram under a rereading of the instantaneous communication of totally distant subatomic particles. Holographic theory presents a radical view of reality which well connects with monadology and computation, with a stress on the framing of perception, the question of which abstraction or domain we inter information within.


Karl Pribram