DIDACTIC // Psychphonics
Published for the Museum of Psychphonics, March 4, 2016.
We live in a world where all things not-strange are propped up as a fiction of normalcy. We aim to corrupt this charade with a new normal — a psychphonic disruption, a shared consciousness built upon outlawed narratives and talismans. It is a temple, a secret mechanical garden, an extraterrestrial portal, a museum for the post-internet age. Within this transdimensional sanctuary you will discover curiosities documenting the great counter-conspiracy that is continually waging battle against the threat of big Silence. Experience these strange wonders from both the far and near corners of the world.
And remember, All the World is Watching. Let’s give them a show.
Welcome to The Museum of Psychphonics and Collection of Adjacent Mythologies.
Editors: Benjamin and Janneane Blevins
Creative Direction: PRINTtEXT
Art Direction: Kipp Normand
Publisher: This is Meru
Mitchell Douglas “Once Upon a Time Called Now: Parliament’s Mothership”
Dr. Rhonda Baughman “Elvis, 2001, A Space Odyssey, Market Square Arena: Synchronistic Link”
Maurice Broaddus “The Mis-Education of Kurt Vonnegut”
Elle Roberts “Dead Black Men Don’t Lie: The Ferguson Brothers”
Taylor Peters “A Future Finely Zipped: Immigrant Memory and Music”
Susannah Koerber “Music for Tomorrow: Sun Ra Plays for the Space Age”
Dr. Fiona McDonald & Dr. Larry Zimmerman “A Dent in Your Worldview: The Psychphonics of Knowing Earthworks”
Kyle Long “Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell”
Richard McCoy “Acton: James Turrell’s Tule Fog”
Enrique Ramirez “The Astral Lightning Rod”
Thomas Kennedy “Pythagoras and the Music of the Spheres”
Ben Winters “Robert Fludd and the Celestial Monochord”