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Published: 2011/11/28

Countdown To 2012 – A Celebration Of New Planetary Consciousness: DJ Spooky, Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, Kung Fu and More

On Friday December 16, New York’s Canal Room will celebrate the Winter Solstice of 2012 with an event dubbed the “Countdown To 2012 – A Celebration Of New Planetary Consciousness.” Based on the original “Countdown to 2012 – Celebrating the Life of Terence McKenna” (an event held in San Francisco in 2000 with various musicians, including Phil Lesh) the show will boast performances by DJ Spooky, Kung Fu and a livetronica jam billed as BMD Jam Sessions. The jam session—which was put together for this event—will pair the Disco Biscuits Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner with Lettuce/Break Science’s Adam Deitch. The night will also feature projections by Scott Draves aka SPOT (creator of the famed abstract morphing animation “Electric Sheep”), set break music by Synchro, an “invocation and activation ceremony” by James Riverstone, featured artist Gizem Bicaz, and movie shorts provided by Post Modern Times and 2012:Time for Change (the 2010 feature-length documentary collaboration between best selling author Daniel Pinchbeck and Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, which presents an optimistic alternative to the mainstream apocalyptical doom and gloom portrayal of 2012 and the “end of the Mayan Calendar”).

The event will honor the great 2012 visionary José Argüelles, who passed away in March 2011. The event will also once again pay tribute to Terence McKenna, who created the infamous Timewave Zero Novelty Theory which postulates that “the universe has a teleological attractor at the end of time that increases interconnectedness, eventually reaching a singularity of infinite complexity in 2012, at which point anything and everything imaginable will occur simultaneously.” McKenna died in 2000 as result of the deadly brain tumor Glioblastoma.

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