General Description and Proposal
Prepared April 30, 1998
Last edited July 26, 1998
D. PersonnelD. Personnel
D.1. Planning Group
The creative and operational staff
of the Global Consciousnes Project have full responsibility for the content and operation
of the network. The Planning Group are the primary designers for the project and the main
source of expertise for implementation, analysis, and display. All members of the Planning
Group participate in the EGG Project as individuals, and not as representatives of their
- Roger Nelson, Project
Director, is Research Coordinator of Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) at Princeton University. He
serves as producer, art director, and science manager for the GCP.
- Dick Bierman, Professor of Psychology (albeit a physicist), University
of Amsterdam, is a pioneer of World Wide Web experiments in anomalies. He is the editor of
electronic Journal of Anomalous Phenomena.
- Greg Nelson, American Nuclear
Systems, Knoxville, TN, is a computer scientist (Artificial Intelligence) with major
interest in systems integration. He is chief architect for the EGG network backbone.
- John Walker, near Neuchatel, Switzerland, is founder and former CEO of
Autodesk, Inc., developer of the AutoCAD computer aided design software. His current focus
is a Web site (http://www.fourmilab.ch/) which hosts, among other resources, The RetroPsychoKinesis Project.
- Rick Berger, Innovative Software Design/Innovative Product Marketing,
San Antonio, Texas, has a long history and deep interest in anomalies research. He is
chiefly responsible for the logic and aesthetics of GCP's website.
- George deBeaumont, is a data analyst with a major utilities firm, and
has a deep interest in consciousness and its possible effects in the world. He is
the creator of most of the detailed graphical displays exploring the current results.
- Charles Overby, Lifebridge Foundation, New York, is a
computer engineer with experience in secure network communications. He is a shaman and
scholar, investigating subtle
energies that may emanate from humans.
- Dean Radin, Interval Research, Palo Alto, CA, author of "The
Conscious Universe", is an early explorer of effects of group consciousness. He has
long-standing interest in integrating multivariate data complexes.
- Marilyn Schlitz is Director of
Research at the Institute of Noetic
Sciences. She is a medical anthropologist, with major interests in research on
consciousness and the interactions of intentionality and living systems.
- Stephan Schwartz, various US
locations, formerly Research Director of the Mobius Society, is an entrepreneurial pioneer
in applications of psi to problem solving and discovery in archaeological, medical, and
- Jiri Wackermann, has three hats:
Neuroscience Technology Research, Prague; KEY Institute for Brain/Mind Research, Zurich;
and Psychophysiology of Consciousness Laboratory, IGPP, Freiburg, Germany. He explores
complex, hyperdimensional representations of states of mind.
D.2. Friends of the Project
A somewhat larger group of friends
sharing a strong resonance with the concepts and purposes of the project provide spiritual
and practical support. Some may have more explicit roles, contributing expertise or
advice, or building specialized aspects of the project such as refined analytical software
or aesthetic displays on the website. Other friends, especially those in far-flung
locations, will provide the host sites for the remote REG machines, and will also expand
the interpersonal connectedness that is the core of the hypothesis engaged by the GCP. New
contributors -- friends of friends -- are welcome.