Here the vulgar eye will see nothing but Obscurity and will despair considerably

Scrying is a technique of divination and revelation, of producing visions, perhaps of the future, through prolonged gaze at an object, usually of crystal or liquid nature. Scrying was famously practiced by the 16th century astronomer, mathematician and alchemist John Dee with the assistance of presumed impostor Edward Kelley, using a mirror of obsidian amongst other devices.


1] CPU (Central Processing Unit) module: language-based [Scheme] interpreter, power regulation and unmediated antenna (code access)

2] Low power radio transceiver module: for mobile, mesh network play within the city

b) High power radio receiver and transmitter module: for long distance remote connection and control.

c) RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) module: for complex signal/data analysis in the spectral domain.

d) Spectrum analysis module: examining 2.4 GHz spectrum.

4] Computer connection module: the transceiver. Allowing less than divine USB connectivity to the CPU board.

5] Power modules: for use with a range of supply sources including regulated solar power (allowing unattended computational city installation).

6] GPS module: Global Position log for mapping scrying derives.

7] Local resonance amplifier: enhancing low power, low frequency electromagnetic phenomena.

8] Random bit transmission: for transitory code disturbance.

reference: scrying

life coding practice:

Scrying boards are open hardware, occupied in a mapping of code interiority into the world as a life coding practice [collapse of wave function] occupied with encapsulation and rationalism.


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