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MARYANNE AMACHER

If one of the First Men could enter the world of the Last Men . . . the traveler might perhaps be surprised by . . . the pair of occipital eyes, . . . the upward-looking astronomical eye on the crown, which is peculiar to the Last Men. This organ was so cunningly designed that, when fully extended, almost a hand-breadth from its bony case, it reveals the heavens in as much detail as your smaller astronomical telescopes.

Olaf Stapledon

PROPOSED: CREATION OF A VR CHARACTER K.S.

The model for the Character K.S. is an entity with enhanced sensory endowments described by Olaf Stapledon in his novel Last and First Men (1930). Imagine this new entity and Stockhausen’s response to it!

I believe Stockhausen would surely be inspired by the multidimensionality of this Character’s expanded perceptual world. Following Stockhausen’s innovative direction, I want to create existence for it sonically and

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