Mystic Chemist: The Life of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery by Dieter Hagenbach, Lucius Werthmüller

By Dieter Hagenbach, Lucius Werthmüller

Mystic Chemist starts off first and foremost of the 20th century, within the Swiss city of Basel that is evolving from a well-liked wellbeing and fitness spa right into a significant commercial urban. the tale concludes greater than a century later, after celebrating Albert Hofmann's a hundredth birthday. It tells the original tale of a quickly to be recognized scientist, highlighting his educational trip, his examine at Sandoz after which, because the discoverer of LSD, his conferences and interactions with illustrious writers, artists and thinkers, from around the globe, whose universal curiosity is a fascination with the recent wonder-drug. Luminaries like Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert look at the scene and Hofmann starts off a prolific correspondence with them and different events. occasionally he sends a pattern, different occasions he hears in their "trips” on LSD or different psychedelic elements, like mescaline or psilocybin. From the start he is taking a favorable view in the direction of efforts by means of physicians and psychotherapists to incorporate LSD in new techniques to the remedy of health problems. He sees the "psychedelic" power of this "wonder drug" as valuable to all. And he expresses his conviction that mystical studies and journeys to different worlds of recognition are the easiest guidance for the final trip he and each one in all us good needs to ultimately make. on the age of 102, Albert Hofmann dies at domestic. His power and open mindedness stick with him until eventually his final breath. The lifetime of Albert Hofmann, the Mystic Chemist, is a sworn statement to how you can succeed in a good age the entire whereas closing bodily and mentally healthy and spiritually conscious. Mystic Chemist: The lifetime of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD tells the tale of Albert Hofmann's lifestyles and the parallel tale of the wonder-drug, LSD. The ebook runs to 408 pages and includes over 500 colour and black and white pictures, illustrations and drawings; a few of them by no means released prior to. With a foreword by means of international well known Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, Mystic Chemist should be released in may perhaps 2013, and comes in hardcover and softcover variations.

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The business models that build in user engagement are now occupying “a central stage in discussions of the media industries and their future in the context of digital culture”; where consuming media content is no longer the end point of production but rather is a “dynamic site of innovation and growth in itself” (Burgess and Green 2009, p. 13). Those who were once the audience are now interacting with media in ways never before seen, and media convergence is redistributing the power held by the culture industry, including the “power to speak, to write, to argue, to define, to persuade.

For example, YouTube is a site of media distribution where the contradictions and issues of labour power between the culture industry and participatory culture play out. YouTube is a site of contested, symbolic power, where people ‘do’ media; it is a platform where people can speak to power (Burgess and Green 2009). g. ABC Open and ABC Pool) – illustrate what Burgess and Green refer to as a “participatory turn” in the production of media (2009, p. 13). The business models that build in user engagement are now occupying “a central stage in discussions of the media industries and their future in the context of digital culture”; where consuming media content is no longer the end point of production but rather is a “dynamic site of innovation and growth in itself” (Burgess and Green 2009, p.

The three realms of media production that Sender identifies – the “center” encompassing products generated by established and well-funded media companies, the “margins” encompassing “flexible, semi-professional, underfunded” through to the fringes or “periphery” of “precarious, amateur, unfunded”, provide for different forms of content creation (p. 209). Web series can occupy all of these spaces as more and more capital is invested to develop the medium. Sender argues that her model provides a way to view the development of participatory cultural practices as they become profitable and then move into the centre of the circle (2012, pp.

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