MysTech Journal 3.2
In This Issue:
- Technology as Catalyst for Spiritual Development | Daniel Perez
- Electricity and Magnetism | Gopi Krishna Vijaya
- Eurythmy as a Counterbalance to Technology | Lynn Stull
- What Will Become of the Human Double | Andrew Linnell
- Deus Ex Machina: A Review of the book American Cosmic | Anne Nicholson
- Cover Art “Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon” | Artist: Cappy Thompson
About the Authors
Gopi Krishna Vijaya, PhD. is from Bangalore, India. He has completed his undergraduate physics training from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), and his PhD in Physics (Solar Energy) from the University of Houston in 2014. He is currently in Salt Lake City, Utah engaged in the Postdoctoral Research of the Reciprocal System of Physics, a way to inculcate Goethean thought into modern physics. His work spans several subjects and is mainly focused on their connection to spiritual science. In the natural scientific domain, he has been the author of 13 journal publications in experimental and theoretical semiconductor physics, presented his work in multiple international conferences (IEEEPVSC, SPIE etc.), and served as a research mentor for a number of graduate and undergraduate students.
Andrew Linnell is a 40-year veteran of the computer industry. He has an MSE degree from the Univ. of Michigan and is founder of MysTech which is devoted to the cultivation of a mechanical occultism that operates only through moral impulses. He has been an active member of the Anthroposophical Society and currently serves as president of the Greater Boston Branch. He has offered lectures that have covered various topics from Quantum Physics to Dangers Arising from Nanotechnology to Christian Mysticism. He is author of two children’s books (Mercury Press) and The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo (Steiner Books).
Lynn Stull began her career in the business world, working in sales and sales management at broadcast stations. After following Rudolf Steiner’s indications for working with the dead, Lynn’s career path veered towards the arts; earning her eurythmy diploma from Eurythmy Spring Valley, studying Liane Collot d’Herbois’ Light, Darkness and Colour in Painting Therapy, and being an advocate for collaborative threshold work. Often weaving these skill sets together, Lynn leads adult eurythmy at organizations and conferences and speaks on a variety of topics, including the subject of her book: Wonders at the Veil, Creating a Living Connection with Loved Ones Who have Died. Lynn’s recent interest in technology came after her civic engagement with 5G at the city and state levels. She is a student in the Therapeutic Eurythmy Training of North America with the intention to identify how eurythmy can offer a counterbalance to technology.
Daniel Perez has been a technologist since he was a teenager, at the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He has been programming since he was fifteen, while a student at Green Meadow Waldorf School, and later educated as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Rochester. From his own near-death-accident at sixteen came an impulse to bridge the gap between the world of technology and the needs of the spirit. His adult career has placed him in all areas of technology development, from space-based laser systems to video compression used for teleconferencing. He is currently a Principal Cloud Architect for a global video technology company, acting as chief technologist for a teacher training product. He is also on the boards of trustees for several non-profit organizations, including the Center for Anthroposophy. He met his wife at Green Meadow Waldorf High School and has a son and daughter, both graduates of High Mowing Waldorf School.
Anne Nicholson is an anthropologist, experiential educator and embodied mindfulness researcher in Silicon Valley. Her primary focus is initiation technologies, especially meta conversation and social self-initiation. She is program director for the Center for Anthroposophical Endeavors and a member of Consciousness Hacking.
Cappy Thompson (Artist) is an American artist who works in the medium of glass. The basis of her reverse glass painting technique is Grisaille, which has been used on stained glass since the Middle Ages. She lives and works in Seattle, Washington. She has been an artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School and is a recipient of the school’s Libensky award. Her best-known public works are Dreaming of Spirit Animals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Gathering the Light in the lobby of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. To know more about Cappy Thompson and her work visit: www.cappythompson.com