ContemporaryTimeTravel II: The Basics

by G Lucas Crane

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Second in the Contemporary Time Travel Series.

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With my experience as a time traveler, i try to impart some basic knowledge as to what you might encounter if and when you try it for yourself.

time journal excerpt:
Mangled Evidentiary Physics
The temporal structure of reality is very different than our perception of it. The desire to know it better is the ‘hope’ of physics, time explored free from the fog of our emotions, which speeds and slows time and our remembrance of its passing. The usual linear experience of time is itself a form of hope, that this intrinsic quality of our lives can be ordered, is knowable, is controllable, can be organized and ultimately escaped. Various current belief systems all share a mandate that exposes a harsh yearning for eternity. Our experience of time is built on a type of anxiety. Letting this anxiety, this desperation, go is at the heart of ‘well executed’ time travel.

Each of us identifies with a point of view in the world. Each of us is a complex event unfolding in time. If a 7 dimensional being looked down at our 4 dimensions they would see each of us as a long worm with a baby at one end and a corpse at the other.
We remember. We are narratives swarming with traces of our past.
Time is the possible source of our identity. Time travel is the purposeful breaking of this human identity, so we need to quickly look to a-temporal constructions of the self and to a personal identity outside of causality.
Think of how much detail our eyes see and our ears hear every moment that does not stay in our memory. In 2018 humans have access to more stories than they ever have, and this can fill us up, and gut us of our sensitivity to time. This effect will only increase; the amount of stories, and with this motivated, swelling access comes the increasing need and the chance to develop a non-liner mindset.
Via a contemporary time travel practice, we can return to the same moment over and over again and soak up all forgotten details. This is the same as increasing the fidelity of recordings until they approach infinite quality. But our human minds will always enjoy a more blurry relationship with reality.
Well, let me tell you of the anxiety trade off once you enter the time portal, where the anxiety of not having enough time or the feeling of being pursued by time as if by a predator is traded for a feeling of not remembering what you were ever doing or of who you ever were, of loose ends left untied, leading to loose timelines; of infinite unfinished business. Or of time exhaustion as you obsess over one moment in all its rich details, returning over and over like a rat in a behavioral maze. Time travel isn’t escapism and I submit to you that it is not more control over change itself than it is riding the unavoidable change on a different steed. We are, with out the complications of time travel, already lost in time, so what better excuse do we need to step into the non-linear realm.


released September 11, 2018

all sounds and words by G Lucas Crane
Artwork by Gonzalo Guerrero and Secret Riso Club


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Nonhorse is a tape manipulation anti brainwashing music project that I've been doing for over a decade. As an existential crutch, nonhorse symbolizes the hollowing out of meaning that occurs with the use and manipulation of language and my desire to combat this by mixing forgotten sonics on broken unpopular deployment systems. A tape recorder is an externalized section of the human nervous system. ... more

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