Take part in a Channel [V] documentary about drugs

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Channel [V] together with Reachout.com.au are producing a one hour documentary on Australian drug culture and how it impacts young people's lives, which is due to broadcast on Channel [V] in June 2008.

We are seeking young people (18 - 25) to take part and share their own opinions, knowledge and questions about this important issue.

We are looking for people who are willing to speak frankly and openly on camera about how drugs have affected their lives - whether they have had no contact with drugs, some or a lot. We are mainly looking to discuss Cannabis, Ecstasy, and amphetamine type substances (speed, ice etc).

If you would like to take part and share your story, please complete the form below and be honest as possible. You are under no obligation to take part and your privacy will be protected at all times. A representative from Channel [V] or Reachout.com.au will contact you to talk directly through the project in more detail.

Mushroom knowledge

The Unsurprising Psychedelic Inspiration for Dune

I'm currently reading Paul Stamets Mycelium Running, a book about how mushrooms can be used to clean our environment, repel insects, and cure diseases. I tripped over this interesting bit of lore in Chapter 9:
Frank Herbert, the well-known author of the Dune books, told me his technique for using [mushroom] spores. When I met him in the early 1980s, Frank enjoyed collecting mushrooms on his property near Port Townsend, Washington.

Someones DMT Experience

You probably haven’t heard of Ayahuasca. It’s a psychedelic drink used as a sacrament in some South American religions, especially in shamanistic practices. The plants used in it vary dramatically, but generally there’s a plant that contains DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine) and a plant that contains harmaline, which is a natural mono-amine oxidase inhibitor. Without harmaline or another MAOI, the DMT is quickly metabolised into inactive compounds by the liver. With it, the DMT hangs around for a few hours and produces all kinds of visions and hallucinations.

Sony unveils hand-powered digital camera

Sony has unveiled a prototype digital camera shaped like a pizza
cutter with a wheel that can be turned to generate enough power to
take pictures.

The "Twirl N' Take" camera generates enough electricity for one
snap if the the wheel is moved for some 15 seconds, according to a
Sony official.

A digital camera similar to those used in mobile phones is
installed in a handle attached to the wheel, which is equipped with
a power-generating device, she said.

Moving the wheel and taking pictures would appeal to children
but the company has no immediate plan to commercialise it, she

As the camera has no screen monitor, users must connect the
device to a computer to see their pictures.

The camera is the latest addition to Sony's "odo" line of
hand-powered prototypes aimed at raising environmental

Japan's electronics giant Sony employee Mariko Yamabe displays the world's first battery-less digital camera


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