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Paul Laffoley Zoomable Images 13: The AETHEIAPOLIS


The Aetheiapolis, or Singularity City, is a proposed conceptual city with one function: to realize the true nature of the form of utopia. The sixty-four inhabitants are made up of thirty-two people from the present, sixteen from the past, and sixteen from the future. It is of paramount importance to the concept of utopia to consult people from the past and future in order to avoid being temporally parasitic to the social intentions of those already dead and possibly temporally destructive toward the social intentions of those yet unborn.


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"The AETHEIAPOLIS"
1987
Oil, acrylic, ink and lettering on canvas
73 1⁄2 x 73 1⁄2 in.


Subject:
The Organization of Individual Minds into a System for a Specific Purpose

Symbol Evocation: The Form of Utopia

Comments: The Aetheiapolis, or Singularity City, is a proposed conceptual city with one function: to realize the
true nature of the form of utopia. The sixty-four inhabitants are made up of thirty-two people from the present,
sixteen from the past, and sixteen from the future.

It is of paramount importance to the concept of utopia to consult people from the past and future
in order to avoid being temporally parasitic to the social intentions of those already dead and possibly
temporally destructive toward the social intentions of those yet unborn.

Most utopias are presented as constructs already in medias res with no indication of how they came to exist,
or in what way they might dissolve or disrupt future societies. My city attempts to answer this problem.
It is not, therefore, a utopia, but a device for confronting the entity of utopia

The Aetheiapolis is built on a fifty-foot deep brine pond 1,000 feet in diameter which contains a hydromedusa,
or jellyfish, genetically programmed to reach a diameter of 650 feet. At this size the jellyfish cannot possibly
move and its electrical and psychic circuitry can be used. Thirty-two astral projection chambers are mounted at
the end of the tendrils. Between the tendrils are thirty-two time machines controlled from the astral projection chambers.
Sixteen of the time machines are tuned to specific space-time coordinates in the past, and sixteen tuned to coordinates in the future.

Through various electronic and psychotronic devices such as the Project Hermes Device, the particular resonant frequencies
of the sixty-four souls of the inhabitants are converged into a standing wave and directed to the tetraheptahedron.
This piezoelectric crystal form is modeled on the firestone crystal that Edgar Cayce claimed was the main motive
power source on Atlantis. Because the tetraheptahedron is spun simultaneously on three perpendicular axes
by means of nested rings, it subsumes lower dimensions. The tetraheptahedron creates the passage from
dianoia (reason) to episteme (pure thought), or from the fourth to the fifth dimensional realm and back again

(historical sources)
HOMAGE TO:
PLATO, BRAGDON, GHYKA, HINTON, THOM, TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, BOULLEE,
HAECKEL, MUSCHAMP, EDISON, CAYCE, PLOTINUS, WELLS, JESUS, and SAINT THOMAS MORE


- Paul Laffoley


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Mr. Laffoley is represented by KENT Gallery, NYC. Refer to Douglas Walla
for image-use arrangements, scheduling a showing or purchase of original works
They will be publishing the Paul Laffoley "Catalogue Raisonne" - 3 volumes
of complete works and extended commentary by Paul in 2009



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"The goal of our present endeavor is to produce a transdisciplinary world-view
which will sustain human existence into a continuous future."
- Paul Laffoley



INTERVIEWS
2001 Thanaton III produced for Channel 4.
(original broadcast January 28, 2001). interviewed by Richard Metzger

1999 Pseudo.com Online Network interview with Richard Metzger of The Disinformation Company

1998 The Mystery of Genius (two part series) produced for the Arts & Entertainment Channel
produced by Robert Fiveson. (broadcast in 1999). interviewed by John Metherell

1997
Paul Laffoley on the Time Machine Strange Universe
(original broadcast September 10, 1997). interviewed by Alisyn Camerota

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