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Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Stroboscopic Light and the Dream Machine First Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1932360011
ISBN-10: 1932360018
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""John Geiger's knowledge of history, art history and science have all contributed to his unique grasp of our planet's past."

About the Author

JOHN GEIGER is a co-author of the international bestseller Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition and the author of six other works of non-fiction, including The Angel Effect and The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. Geiger is chief executive officer of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic Enterprises, and a fellow of The Royal Geographical Society. He is also a senior fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition (December 17, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932360018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932360011
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #934,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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E personally own one ov thee actual Dreamachines & many books on them... I must say this is one ov if not thee best book on thee Dreamachine, it's history & thee history ov thee use & study ov stroboscopic light in various forms. Packed with brilliant story's, writing & fascinating history.
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A study and review of the Brion Gysin invention "The Dream Machine", as seen by the few that ever were able to get their hands on one.

They were constructed as a hollow tube with cut outs of various shapes on it, set upon a rotating device (a record player), with a light souce dangling from within.

This is dated, since there exist a vast number of machines, like The Nova Pro, David PAL, and other sound and light machines, all which deal with the same phenomena, but do it at a more rapid pace.

Still, this intreresting book shows a clip of history, and explains where such things came from, what they do and why it didn't go forward.

Interesting reading for those interested in Light and Sound Machines, and those interested in the ideas that propelled the "Beat Generation" writers.
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