Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural

Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural

A journey through the attempts artists, scientists, and tinkerers have made to imagine and communicate with the otherworldly using various technologies, from cameras to radiowaves.Strange Frequencies takes readers on an extraordinary narrative and historical journey to discover how people have used technology in an effort to search for our own immortality. Bebergal builds...

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Title:Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural
Author:Peter Bebergal
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Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural Reviews

  • Janaka

    A both fascinating and personal exploration of how technology and the supernatural have interacted for centuries, STRANGE FREQUENCIES is a deserving follow-up to Bebergals' previous book, SEASON OF THE WITCH: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll. I highly recommend this to artists, thinkers, and extra-dimensional enthusiasts of all kinds, whether or not you believe in any Great Beyond.

  • Edward

    Amazingly good book! Peter takes the reader on a truly magical journey as the roles of hacker and shaman mix. Exceptionally good because it takes a skeptical/scientific view to these phenomena and teases out the true value to be gained by these various forms of technomancy. Highly recommended.

  • Steve Erickson

    This is a short book covering the overlap between the paranormal (though Bebergal dislikes that word) and technology. Whole books have been written about its chapters, but this author distinguishes himself by a stance that suggests the impact of the subjects he studies (such as EVP) without making a case that he knows they're supernatural. One key sentence says that altered states of consciousness have a real impact on the people who they experience them, whatever their source (his chapter on Br

    This is a short book covering the overlap between the paranormal (though Bebergal dislikes that word) and technology. Whole books have been written about its chapters, but this author distinguishes himself by a stance that suggests the impact of the subjects he studies (such as EVP) without making a case that he knows they're supernatural. One key sentence says that altered states of consciousness have a real impact on the people who they experience them, whatever their source (his chapter on Brian Gysin's "dream machines" keeps mentioning psychedelic drugs, but is more interested in the former as a means of invoking similar experiences.) But it feels like it could've been twice as long and delved far further, especially into the political implications of technology. Bebergal gives too easy a pass to the hippie-libertarian side of Silicon Valley to my taste. Still, it's worth reading.

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