Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Notes from a Geomagnetic Storm

A geomagnetic storm. Image Source: Wiki.

Geomagnetic storms on the scale of 1859's Carrington Event are included among the fears which make up the 2012 Phenomenon. George Heymont recently discussed a short film on HuffPo which allows us to hear an eerie translated audio track, sampled from a geomagnetic storm:
I often wonder if the old saying "Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink!" should be upgraded to "Data, data, everywhere, and not much time to think." A curious black-and-white short ... shows how data can be used to create a powerful piece of art. Filmmakers Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt used data collected from the CARISMA radio array as a geomagnetic storm occurred in the Earth's upper atmosphere and interpreted it as audio. The film's sound is the tweeting and rumbling caused by incoming solar wind that was captured at a frequency of 20 hertz.
See the video below the jump.

"An audio/visual representation of a geomagnetic storm the video and any related material are made/owned by semiconductor." Video Source: Youtube.


  1. Greetings,

    I've been reading your blog, everyday for the past few weeks -- great stuff. The Chernobyl/Artemisia article was excellent, excellent, excellent.

    Happy to have found an interesting blog, and your blogroll is cool as well.

    Many thanks & Best regards,

  2. Thanks Pamela! The wormwood post was an attempt to get to the bottom of a commonly-cited symbol in eschatological 2012 myths related to the Bible and nuclear fears. My main intent there was to explore the fact that when we refer to a symbol we take for granted, like 'wormwood,' we don't consider that the symbol is a product of several thousand years of translations and mistranslations of texts passed down to us. About ten years ago, I attended a lecture given by Umberto Eco on the provenance of translation over time; he showed how texts and the meaning of specific passages radically transform over time. By the time any narrative or text reaches us, especially an ancient one, we assume it has 'always been that way' but this is certainly not the case.