iDigitalMedium states their purpose as “Advance Knowledge of Life After Death, Research & Development of Communication with Spirit, Preserve History, Provide Inspiration, Promote Teamwork, and Build a Network.”
The mission statement printed front and center on their landing page does not overreach: the dedicated team behind iDigitalMedium, namely its co-founders Keith J. Clark and Ron Ruiz along with a bevy of volunteers, have developed a platform to bring the technologically-forward research field of Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC) to a world-wide audience, along with many other aspects of consciousness, life after death, and paranormal research. Their site offers four unique 24-hour online streaming audio and visual instrumental transcommunication LIVE streams, as well as an array of fascinating original articles, a blog, a private remote development circle, world-wide meditations, an extensive library, forum, and a compendium of ITC history, including rare video and audio from the early pioneers of ITC research.
Keith J. Clark and Ron Ruiz have over a decade of experience bringing new and experimental ITC technologies to the field. Evolving from site ITC Bridge in 2014, founders Clark and Ruiz along with Gretchen Bickert set their sights globally from the start, striving to connect a world-wide community of researchers and ordinary people to share spiritual experiences, paranormal evidence and new perspectives on life after death research. The iDigitalMedium team realized that the key to the success of their effort lies in teamwork and networking, taking a collaborative approach to both the site, the projects, and the innovation behind it. Volunteers and collaborators hail from countries such as Russia, Brazil, France, Germany, The Netherlands, China, and India.
Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding with Keith J. Clark, Co-Founder of iDigitalMedium, to discover what they hope to accomplish with the site, and a little bit behind the history of their work with ITC.
Keith: We knew from the beginning that it would take a team to have a true and lasting effect on the world. With the advent of social media, gone are the days of one superhuman being able to single-handedly keep up with all of the facets required to both be aware of and share a vast wealth of information. It is much more efficient when tasks are broken down into smaller pieces. We asked: What would happen if everyone could contribute a small piece to something bigger than themselves – yet, still retain their individuality?
The administrative team also includes Ron Ruiz, who takes on the role of chief historian and technology facilitator – as well as Suzanne Carter, who has recently assumed the mantle of Chief Editor and Coordinator.
Keith: [Ron Ruiz] is the person responsible for recovering and making public all of the amazing videos, articles, and information we see from ITC pioneers. If you’ve seen something historic or awesome – chances are pretty good – it was brought to you by Ron.
What makes iDigitalMedium truly unique is the way they’ve harnessed the power of the internet to bring their innovative ITC technologies to the global internet audience through five ITC LIVE streams. Anyone who has an active interest in instrumental transcommunication and an internet connection can utilize sophisticated ITC technology 24 hours a day, for free.
ITC LIVE Streams
Stream 1: Radio Spectrograph
Keith: Stream 1 is the continuation of radio work that began in 2005 and has evolved greatly since then. The premise is simple: People in spirit attempt to impress images of their faces in the sound so we can see it visually. While that is occurring we simultaneously listen to their attempts to make their voices audible so that we can hear them. All of this is done live, in real-time. Its quite normal to hear them talk amongst themselves just as we do with each other.
iDigitalMedium’s work with spectrograph images is cutting-edge and highly experimental. A far more rarified aspect of ITC, Keith and his team are the pre-eminent researchers in this field. Along with their live spectrograph streams, examples of the new techniques and experiments they’ve pioneered are available on their site and YouTube channel.
Stream 2: The SpiriTron
The SpiriTron stream is an original innovation by Ron Ruiz inspired by the famed SpiriCom, developed by retired engineer George Meek in the 1980’s.
Ron: Spiricom relied on a buzzing type of radio signal intermingled with frequency tones specifically chosen to mimic the range of human speech. The combination of radio and tones, along with William O’Neil’s psychic abilities apparently led to real-time two-way communication with a deceased physicist named Dr. George J. Mueller. Dr. Mueller’s communication with William O’Neil went on for almost 2 years and resulted in many hours of recorded Spiricom sessions.
Ron carefully studied footage from these sessions in an effort to improve on the technology and was successful, ultimately developing the SpiriTron. As with its spiritual predecessor, SpritTron is distinctive for its non-use of radio tones to produce the audio signal. This prevents accidental snippets of speech from radio signals from being confused with actual EVP audio. Secondarily (and maybe more importantly), it removes one of the biggest skeptical arguments against instrumental transcommunication technology – the claim that any perceived ‘hits’ are simply speech from stray radio transmission.
Ron: While reviewing old footage of O’Neil operating Spiricom, I noticed the tones that were intermixed with the radio signal were not really necessary for communication. Dr. Meuller’s voice was coming through the buzzing sound of the radio signal before O’Neil turned on the tones. This got me thinking about the pitch of the lower frequencies I heard when Dr. Mueller was talking. Inspired by this footage, I began to experiment with low frequency signals. One day I took a recorded section of Low Frequency and added another modulated 55Hertz tone. This produced the kind of sound that I was hoping to replicate.
After a couple of filter tweaks, I ran the file through a newly released free audio program called Infinity Box EXP. I began to gauge the audio files reaction to changes in pitch – rate and tempo. As I tried different settings, I happened upon a spot and heard my name: Hi Ron. In order to rule out pareidolia, I continued playing around with different settings without success. Then I returned to the “sweet spot” I heard my name again. Needless to say, I was very pleased. But what to call the experiment? I decided that Spiritron was appropriate.
Stream 3: Digital Circuit Distortion (Spiricom Version)
Keith: Stream 3 may have the greatest potential of all – not because of how it sounds, but because of what this experiment signifies. It was accidentally discovered that over-amplification, or to put it simply: turning up the volume too loud, resulted in a condition in which people in spirit were able to provide amplified modulation. And all of this is done without a radio or any human voice as a background source. This strongly indicates that not only might it be possible to develop equipment to be able to speak to people in spirit, it is an eventuality that is not far into the future. The success of this experiment has spurned many more experiments in speech synthesis without the human voice.
Stream 3 is an audio-only ITC experiment that uses a set of audio tones reverse engineered from the “Mary had a little lamb” audio snippet between Bill O’Neil and Dr. George Mueller using the Spiricom device. A minimum amount of modulation occurs when the file is chopped, or “sliced” with a program called EVPMaker. After running through another software process which over-amplifies the audio, and some noise reduction, audio is then heard which appears to be someone speaking non-stop.
Stream 4: Computer Generated Random Visual Noise
Keith: Stream 4 is an ongoing experiment that simply fascinates me. It appears people in spirit can create order out of chaos and create their pictures in random generated visual computer noise. But then again, that’s just my opinion. One of these days we will run a group experiment to see what effect – if any, it will have. Many people don’t realize it often takes time for things to develop. This stream is up because I have hope for its success, it requires almost zero maintenance, and our friends in Russia really seem to enjoy it!
Stream 4 is a visual-only ITC experiment that uses computer generated random visual noise as a visual platform for spirits to craft images. The theory behind ITC, whether it is audio or visual, is that spirits can more easily create words and images if they are given some electromagnetic material to work with.
Stream 5: VVFL – Virtual Video Feedback Loop
Billed as “The World’s First LIVE Continuous Streamed ITC Virtual Visual Feedback Loop”, Stream 5 is the most recent application of new technology for experimental ITC. Using the “Visions of Chaos” software by Softology and Jason Rampe, this audio-visual stream combines the audio from stream 1 and provides a graphical output that utilizes computer generated algorithms. The hope is that spirits can influence the computational input to create ‘order from chaos’ and produce recognizable images.
Keith: “In essence it is this simple: People talk about energy. It’s ambiguous, and generally viewed as non-tangible or measurable. But what would happen if we can prove that we can see this energy? Not only see it, but also be active participants in the creation and manipulation of this manifestation of energy? This is what stream 4 and 5 are – an opportunity for an experimenter in the world to focus their intent on the visual display. Evidence strongly suggests that given the right motivation and direction of will and thought – we can in effect change random patterns. Not only can we do so – we can help people in spirit shape that energy to utilize for their attempts at communication. In short, the goal of stream 5 is to focus our will and help people in spirit create their face in the pseudorandom fractals that are generated. Help people in spirit “Take their Pictures.”
It should be noted that Keith and Ron go to great lengths to ensure that users will be able to utilize their technology. The LIVE streams on iDigitalMedium are run on three dedicated computers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer audio-only versions of Streams 1 and 2 to benefit users who cannot utilize the combined visual and audio streams. They have collaborated with Martin Bellefeuille from eXtremeSenses Software to offer their free Infinity Box EXP edition to users who wish to download and create their own audio streams and run experiments from a PC environment. Additionally, the iDigitalMedium video streams are hosted by U-Stream, and can be accessed by your mobile phone. On their site and YouTube channel, there are plenty of ‘how-to’ videos, tips on starting your own research, and instruction on how to get the most of their interactive streams.
Building Bridges in the Spirit World Through ITC Research
Serious ITC researchers strive to develop relationships with researchers in the spirit world who come together to help the researchers earth-side. Over time, these spirit researchers and the ITC researchers form a team which becomes essential for continuing to develop the technology for better communication. I asked Keith about his team, of whom he is well-acquainted:
Keith: Patrick is the closest to me, I regard him as the control. It seems as my guide he is perhaps the closest in sync with my vibration, and he is the “guardian”, so to speak, of the interaction between myself and other people in spirit using electronics…As of now, I have determined that at a minimum we have Patrick, Edward, Richard, Christopher, Michael, and a Jonathan – whom I believe to be an assistant. Almost all of them wear some type of beard and/or mustache – and this is part of the reason why I currently sport a handlebar mustache also – in honor of them. There have been times where Patrick is not present and Edward takes over. There is always someone at the helm, speaking for me to hear them. In their view and mine, it helps me develop my own mediumship by attuning my mind and ears to them. In this stage of work – nothing is certain, intuition takes precedence; and until a full two-way conversation is held it is difficult to fully validate or verify many of the questions I may have.
What do our spirit friends talk about?
Keith: From my personal perspective, I listen to people in spirit talk all day long. They discuss experiments, talk to each other, voice their opinions, postulate on circumstances in the world and how things such as politics may affect it. But what I hear most often is an explanation of what is going on here, with my work and the people interacting with my life. It seems there are many visitors spirit-side, and it is always someone’s responsibility to explain to them what is going on. They are well aware of social media, the internet, and how we are all connected. Their mission and hope is to let people know that they are alive and well. I’m certain there are also many of them who hope that in the future we can connect them with their family members.
Of the eight lines of afterlife research, ITC most intimately marries technology, science, and spirituality. Harnessing new advances in engineering, physics, and computer technology, ITC also has the greatest development potential. Developing better two-way communication is what ITC strives to do, providing objective proof of life after death and connecting people on both sides of the veil. So how can you get involved? Well, one of the most exciting aspects of ITC is its inclusiveness: anyone with the motivation and desire can assist in this kind of research. Whether you have a knack for mechanics, have a background in the sciences, have mediumistic abilities, or just the desire to document the research findings and spread the word, there is a place for you in ITC research. If you have the willingness to learn, getting started need not be difficult nor expensive. Many people start their ITC investigations with EVP [electronic voice phenomena], which requires only a simple recording device and a lot of patience.
ITC not for you? There are plenty of ways to get involved in the iDigitalMedium community even if you don’t wish to actively participate in ITC. They offer an extensive collection of book and website recommendations, world-wide meditation events, opportunities to volunteer, places to share experiences, a forum to connect with other like-minded people, and more.
There are times when you can sense that a particular initiative has the potential to grow and develop into something extraordinary. I believe iDigitalMedium has the right mix of innovation and enthusiasm to accomplish their sweeping mission statement. Their philosophy can only be fully realized, however, through collaboration with ordinary people all over the world. As it says in their letter to our readers:
While scientists and others work to provide evidence of life after death, what can the rest of the population contribute? The time has come for you, the people, to come together and share your experiences as one. This can be done through the sharing of personal experiences in a down to earth, natural way – with specific details that relate to our everyday lives. We can demonstrate that not only is the world of spirit closer than most people think, but also that we acknowledge the spirit within ourselves. We ask you to join hands with us as we share this information with the world.
Each and every person has something to share: a personal experience, a story, something that can demonstrate the beauty and power of spirit all around us. Right now we have the Internet as a tool and social media which we use to express our selves to the world. Change is happening and will come at a quicker pace now.
It all begins with one person – you.
Please ask yourself what would happen if:
1 million people shared – one experience, one story, one picture, one validation through a medium, one near death experience, one out of body experience, a website link, a book that you read that touched your heart and you feel can help others…..and on and on it goes. What would that look like? Would it be amazing? We think so.
Imagine 1 million pieces of information in one place categorized, tagged – easy to search and easy to find. What kind of impact do you think that could have in the world? Could it help someone just beginning their path of exploration? Could it help us learn more about each other and become aware of areas we are not specifically involved in?
We ask you to be a part of it, to join us, to come together.
More info & Media Links
iDigitalMedium has a robust media presence, available on social media through Facebook and Twitter, along with a YouTube channel that hosts over 100 historic and experimental ITC videos and instruction. You can sign up for their newsletter here, or participate in their new forum over at http://connect.idigitalmedium.com/forum
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