“Turn on, boot up, jack in” was a phrase coined during the 1980s and 90s by the legendary LSD guru Timothy Leary as an update to his original more famous “Turn on, tune in, drop out,”. He did this because he believed we were about to enter a new epoch for mankind which would be governed, not by hallucinogenic drugs, but by the use of technology.
Leary originally called upon the youth of America to ‘turn on’ at the ground-breaking Human Be-in, held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park at the beginning of 1967 and which ushered in what would become the Summer of Love. This event, which was billed as the gathering of the tribes, was in direct response to a new law passed in California banning the use of LSD. The idea was to bring together in front of a large crowd those within the counter culture movement who had the most influential ideas, no matter how philosophically opposed they were, and to brainstorm how they could implement them. The one thing all these participants shared was a common goal for the greater good.
With that in mind, Hackstock - Beyond 2017 will be following that very same concept, but this time bringing together the most influential, but independent, minds in mixed, virtual & mystical reality experiences. These visionaries will brainstorm the move forward – and the timing couldn’t be more important. Like in the 1960’s, the world is under a cloud of uncertainty and upheaval, and this has been exasperated all the more by the overlapping of boundaries of what we perceive to be right or wrong, real or not. The term ‘fake’ is now often used to blur these so called boundaries. #HackstockBeyond
Hackstock will be holding their group Vulcan mind meld at The Trampery, 239 Old Street, London, ECIV 9EY between the 5th - 6th May and admission is free. The event will be hosted by Talkaoke Ring Master Mikey Weinkove (The People Speak 20th Anniversary) Teaser details of the program and participants can be found below.