De7670de072e7ee194388a0a0087bd8a Damien · Author · added about 6 years ago
Hello, Everyone:

As you know by now, we didn't make funding. In the last day, we made it a little over 1/3 of the way. Thank you for your interest, your support, and your time.

All the best,

Damien Williams
Instructor of Philosophy
Programming Chair
Staff Writer
Freelance Consultant and Occult Systems Theorist
Curriculum Vitae

De7670de072e7ee194388a0a0087bd8a Damien · Author · added about 6 years ago
We crested $400, this past week. $418, to be exact. To that end, here's first access to an older presentation on magic, alchemy, western esotericism, and pop media: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwT-l2KJb7hmNWI4WUJXekVQaE0/edit?usp=sharing

It'll  be up for general viewing, soon, but you all get firsts access.

With $1082 and 6 days to go, the project could still use a great deal of word of mouth, so if any of you has friends or readers who would be interested, now would be a great time to let them know.

Talk to you all soon!
De7670de072e7ee194388a0a0087bd8a Damien · Author · added about 6 years ago
Hello everyone. I want to take this time to thank you, again, for all of your support. Things have been progressing reasonably well, in terms of planning and research, and I wanted to take this time to show you some things that might give you a bit more of a sense of my thinking and writing style.

To that end, if you go to my homepage, here https://sites.google.com/site/damienwilliamscv, you’ll see a couple of links for “The Metaphysical Cyborg,” which is the talk I gave at Laval Virtual, last year. It was a good talk, a lot of fun, and you might find the text of the paper interesting. Clicking those links will get you to a page where you can read it, but unfortunately, said links will ONLY work if accessed from the above link.

Next, here's my paper, "Becoming Our Selves: Jungian Self-Actualisation in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse."

An older piece on "Why [the film] Limitless is About Cyborgs and Magic."

And, finally, on Tumblr, everything related to the project can be found here: http://wolvensnothere.tumblr.com/tagged/Techne%3A-The-State-of-the-Art

Again, thank you all so very much for your help, thus far. But I need a little bit more of your help.

You were interested enough in this project to spend hard-earned money on it, and that support means so very much to me, but with just 22 days to go, now is the time to make a big push toward spreading the word about this work.

On Twitter, I've been using the hashtag #TechneTheStateOfTheArt, and you'll find many interesting and shareable links at the Tumblr link above.

Any mention you feel comfortable giving, on any social media platform, will go a long way.

I thank you all, for everything, and I look forward to keeping you apprised of my progress.