From Cannabis alchemy to philosophers stone
Rokas Augulis, Lithuania
CEO of Biomedicanna, cannabis activist and a real health nut Rokas comes to the Discovery space to talk about old ancestral alcemical formulas, that are only ow being re-DISCOVERED in science. Alchemy as a subject in general althouogh looked upon as a mystical, magical subject is really just forgotten knlowledge.
Living in secret: LGBT people in the soviet times
Ugnė Marija Andrijauskaitė, Lithuania
People who did not exist: this is how the people from LGBT+ community who lived in the soviet times are referred to today. Homosexuality was illegal both in the interwar and soviet-occupied Lithuania. In 1940 after the occupation of Lithuania, the USSR law came into force, in which homosexual relations were criminalised. By the article 122 of the LSSR Criminal Code (1960) homosexual men could be punished by 3 years of prison for sexual acts. Homosexuality in Lithuania was decriminalised only in 1993. What it was like to be gay in soviet Lithuania – this and other questions will be answered and interesting stories will be told in this lecture.
MICROCHIP – conspiracy or the new black?
Andrius Milinavičius, Lithuania
Andrius is an innovation scout, mentor, and a so-called cyborg (a human with a technological piece under their skin), founder of Baltic Sandbox accelerator, and a person who loves to debate the future. In times when a private company is experimenting with an implant directly linked to animal brains, Swedes are massively implanting NFC chips that make you blink, people are taking bizarre supplements, and are looking for ways to play GOD (not connected to Church)… TV series like Black Mirror on Netflix end up with a “dude, they already did this in China!” Nowadays it’s enough to feed AI with a few of your pics to make a deepfake video – those dystopian sci-fi movies don’t seem to be so strange anymore, something is really happening. I say – it’s progress, others say it’ll speed up the doomsday clock. Let’s talk about the most powerful technology solutions and why are we afraid. Or maybe, why we SHOULD be afraid?
Modern ways to survive modern days: microdosing, neurofeedback and other freaky ways to enhance your way of being
Andrius T, Lithuania
Neurofeedback is a very interesting method, that might be considered as the future of psychotherapy. At least that’s what Dr. Anonymous tells us while presenting his speech. A psychoterapist, activist and a dedicated festival-goer, the Doctor is going to share some insights from his scientific perspective: can we mentally or physically alter our brains to change our ways of life? Are there any secrets that we can now start implementing into our life that are not yet wide-known?
Secret world of Vision Quest
Aeksandr Spicyn, Lithuania
Secret… Or rather sacred? A meet and greet with people who’ve experienced the act of seeking for a vision with the help of sacred medicinal plants. Not all sacred plants are entheogens, and not all shamanic experiences require altering your mind. Dedicated Vision Questers find that their practices come from the ancient people and are followed by the smell of fire, sound of the drum, and most importantly… Going out of your comfort zone. What are these practices and why do these people keep going back there? Come and find out!
The danger of conspiracy theories and why they exist
Alfredas Buiko, Lithuania
Conspiracy theories have become a part everyday life and popular culture – everyone has heard about them, even those who didn’t really want to. Though they might seem harmless, these ideas also have a certain darker side. What are conspiracy theories, what kind of harm can conspiracy theories do, and how to recognise them? In this lecture, scholar of religion and Vilnius University phd. student Alfredas Buiko will talk about conspiracy theories, their history and effects.