Art as Eye Movement

by Kenneth Hemmerick with notes by Fred Herscovitch

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Cybernetics

The so-called "subconscious mind" is not a mind at all. It is a mechanism a goal-striving, "serbo-mechanism" consisting of the brain and nervous system, which is used by and directed by mind. This creative mechanism within you is impersonal. It will work automatically and impersonal y to achieve goals of success and happiness, or unhappiness and failure, depending upon the goals you set for it.

Maxwell Maltz, M.D., F.I.C.S In Psycho-Cybernetics

The Human Computer has self-metaprogramming properties, with limits determinable and to be determined. (Note: Self-metaprogramming is done consciously in metacommand language. The resulting programming then starts and continues below the threshold of awareness.) Similarly, each computer has a certain level of ability in metaprogramming others-not-self.

John Lilly, M.D. From Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Computer

Similarly, we can be aware that we are unaware of the velocity of light through space as being 186,282.3960 miles per second.

With this information, we are now aware that we are aware that the speed of light through space is 186,282.3960 miles per second.

If I asked you, how many miles per hour does this part of our galaxy rotate around the galaxy centre? * You will most likely say, "I don't know." This is being aware of being unaware.

* 700,000 mph

Awareness as a Self-referral Mechanism

Audio feedback is one example of an operation. A microphone too close to a loud speaker sets up a feed- back loop which is self-amplifying resulting in a loud squeal.

diagram of feedback loop

To briefly recapitulate: Awareness is a spectrum.

We can be aware that we are aware.
We can be unaware that we are aware.
We can be aware that we are unaware.
We can be unaware that we are unaware.

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© 2006 Kenneth Hemmerick with Fred Herscovitch