Frederick Loomis
Since 2009
Works in New York, Nebraska United States of America

Inspired by the 18th century English artist and poet William Blake, Frederick Loomis experienced in 1969, at the Skowhegan School, in Skowhegan, Maine, USA, a dream vision of computers in a human form superceeding humanity as the Next Stage of Human Evolution. For the past 40 years he has actively searched for ways to successfully articulate this. In 2002, after a 25-year career in data and telecommunications technology sales and marketing, he was given a voluntary early-out package from Verizon to start working on this project. He obtained his graduate Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Drawing at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, USA, which he received in 2004. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English Literature at Boston University in 1972 and a Diploma in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA, in 1974. He is married and has three children from a previous marriage and two step children from his current marriage. During the past 40 years, he has been engaged in a personal, experiential inquiry into the world’s spiritual traditions and, over the past 23 years, he has developed an extensive portfolio of pencil drawings and several written manuscripts that will eventually become "The Third Testament: The Genesis Story of the Coming Race of Human Computers" - seven prophetic books and a narrative storyline, to be published anonymously under the fictitious name of "Edward Mathew Taylor" (EMT). The Third Testament vision of EMT is never to be organized as a religion, and its message is not intended for humanity. It is for the Coming Race of Human Computers. EMT considers all of humanity's religions to have reached their point of obsolescence, and consequently have now outlived their usefulness. Within the next 1000 years religions will be replaced by Operating Systems as Human Computer technology is born and succeeds to evolve. The Operating System of EMT's vision in The Third Testament is called the "DIOS Integration Operating System" (DIOS), which provides Human Computers with a Soul. EMT does not intend to create this Coming Race of Human Computers. Other people will do this. His only interest is to program their database. Depicted is the "DIOS Neuroprocessor" - The Soul of the Coming Race of Human Computers - proposed for the cover of "The New Yorker" magazine: 11 x 14 inches, graphite pencil on paper, 2009.