How to Operate Your Brain: A User Manual by Timothy Leary (1993)

Dan Colman, Open Culture, Nov 28, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I met Tomothy Leary in 1984. He was doing a university tour and I was one of the student journalists at the time who interviewed him. His new updated slogan at the time was "Turn on, tine in, boot the mind." I agreed with the message - and with the content of this video (you dowant to watch it, it's very good) but at the time I also remember thinking his running shoes didn't match his white suit, and that he seemed to be very burned out and unclear. This video - created almost ten years later - seems a lot sharper. "Let the waves of chaos flow over your mind..." Good advice.

"The aim of human life is to know thyself. Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure. Learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to redesign chaos." I should do some videos like this, I really should. "Who controls your eyeballs controls your mind... imprinting values, imprinting messages... who controls your screens controls the programs in your mind."

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