Technoccult TV: Hacktivists Peter Fein and The Doctor

In this video I speak with Peter Fein and The Doctor of the digital activist group Telecomix, which worked to keep the Internet available in the middle east during the Arab Spring by providing dial-up Internet access and even using fax machines to send information into Libya. The Doctor also works on the wireless mesh darknet project Project Byzantium. In this interview we talk about what Telecomix does and why it matters.

This interview has been a long time coming. It was conducted at Contact Summit in October, 2011. It was recorded at the end of a long day and we were all pretty tired. Please excuse the background noise, this was the quietest place we could find.

See also:

Forbes article on Telecomix

Ars Technica’s article on darknets

An idea for solving the distance problem in wireless darknets from acrylicist

My lists of “government-less Internets”: Part 1 and Part 2

Technoccult posts on decentralizing the Web and/or Internet

Technoccult TV: R.U. Sirius and Richard Metzger Interview

I interviewed Richard Metzger and R.U. Sirius last week at Contact. We talked about the Occupy movement, what it’s like to start a new publication today and whether tools for free speech have room for improvement.

I apologize in advance for the audio quality – I didn’t have a windscreen for my microphone, so things get pretty noisy when the wind picks up.

R.U. Sirius was the co-founder and editor of the influential cyberculture magazine Mondo 2000. He also ran for president on the Revolution Party ticket in 2000 and has worked for publications such as Wired and H+ Magazine. He recently started a new online publication called Acceler8or. He’s also working on an open source history of Mondo 2000. My previous interview with him is here.

Richard Metzger was the co-founder and creative director of Disinformation, where he served as the host of the online show Infinity Factory and the Channel 4 show Disinfo Nation. He’s now the editor and host of Dangerous Minds. My previous interview with him is here.

Technoccult TV station break

Just a quick note to mention that Technoccult TV will resume in late November, on a monthly schedule. Future episodes feature Reich artist Elijah Brubaker, the deadly fighting arts of Mu Ryu, and the long awaited interview with Rex Church.

Technoccult TV: Cult of Zir interview

Nolon Ashley, aka Cult of Zir, talks about his music, Portland, the OTO, and the Voudon Gnostic Workbook.

Technoccult TV: Cult of Zir Live at Pocket Sandwich

Experimental musician Cult of Zir (aka Nolon Ashley) is joined by Uxepi Ipexu, Meghann Rose, and Ms. Jointz for a performance at Pocket Sandwich in Portland, OR 7/11/08.

Concert footage by Daniel Rafatpanah.

Technoccult TV: Psychotronics with Bill Whitcomb

Bill Whitcomb – author of The Magician’s Reflection (soon to be re-released and expanded by Immanion Press), The Magician’s Companion, and the forthcoming Selections from the Dream Manual – gives us a lesson in the theory and practice of psychotronics.

Bill’s recommended reading:

Rays From the Capstone, Christopher Hills
Secrets of the Life Force, Christopher Hills
Supersensonics, Christopher Hills

Psionics 101, Charles W. Cosimano

Amazing and Wonderful Mind Machines You Can Build, G. Harry Stine


Chuck Cosimano’s website


Rex Research

Borderland Research

Information Unlimited

Reflections on the Ether and some Notes on the Convergence between Homoeopathy and Radionics

Technoccult TV’s interview with Antero Alli available on DVD

antero alli interview dvd

Our interview with Antero Alli (part 1, part 2) is now available on DVD from Original Falcon.

You can get it FREE with any Original Falcon order over $50 (before shipping and handling) or buy it here.

Technoccult TV: Nemo pt. 2

In the second part of our interview with Nemo he talks about the visionary art world, his store the Revolutionary Exchange, the late Seth Fisher, and his advice for aspiring artists.

(Full disclosure: the Revolutionary Exchange is an official sponsor of Esozone)

Bonus: Remastered version of the first episode w/ Antero Alli

Technoccult TV: Antero Alli pt. 2 (updated)

Antero Alli returns to talk about Dr. Christopher Hyatt’s legacy, and how he met Robert Anton Wilson.

Update: The Myspace and Archive.org versions were cut-off at the end. Here is another version, on Google Video.

Direct link to Google Video (download available there)

Technoccult TV: Nemo

Technoccult TV talks to visionary artist Nemo about his art, how he got into the occult, and how you too can make ambidextrous art.

Be sure to visit Nemo’s Revolutionary Xchange. I did an interview with Satoshi Sakamoto over there a couple months ago.

(We’re having some trouble uploading to archive.org, but once it’s done you’ll be able to download a DIVX or iPod format version)

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