Liam Key
Artist / Director of Imagination Pioneers / Interaction Designer / 3D Animator / Projection Mapping Installations / Programmer / Mental Imagery Researcher
Using 3D Animation To Analyse Complex Visual Hallucinations Caused By DMT
Research was conducted into a crucial missing component of modern psychedelic research. A general lack of understanding is evident regarding what the complex visual hallucinations of individual psychedelic drugs actually cause. This type of information is pertinent to cognitive and visual neuroscience, as without the an adequate understanding of the effects, little effort and direction can be made into how such effects are caused. This research aimed to solve this issue by using a unique and different methodology that would result in the acquistion of visual data of the most complex visual hallucinations to date: those caused by N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

A side project creating graphics with Dr. Rick Strassman (author of The Spirit Molecule) on this issue highlighted the need for its implementation.

This research was submitted as part of a PhD in Psychology and 3D animation, and was completed over a period of 2 years beginning in March 2013. It was blocked due to faculty and panel members concluding that the methodology being unable to prove its findings.

Rigorous work continues in the shadows on this topic, as it is a key to a locked door none of us knew was there.
An Improved Methodology And Practice For Police Agencies To Use 3D Face Composite Software
This research was conducted in order to show how individuals could use 3D animation software to accurately reproduce internally stored visual imagery. It documents how 3D animation, software and a face-space targeting choice methodology would make significant improvements to current software available and used by police agencies worldwide.

A series of prototype software using 3D animation was to showcase improvements. This included: C4D, Unity, Blender, Python. International professors, in particular professors at Universities in Russia, have expressed explicit interest in the IP of this research.

This study showcased how the problems identified in the DMT research were not present in a different field.