Good Vibrations

Pan-sensory brain-entrainment meditation dome

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A generative audiovisual composition is then synced with the user's EEG and heart rate, slowly modulating towards frequency ranges that are associated with a meditative state and greater sense of calm . The sensation of entering the dome is of synchrony  and connection, engaging senses of smell, hearing and sight in a journey towards serenity.

 

Meditation requires years of practice to be fruitful, but brain entrainment can be a shortcut to less stress and an increased sense of calm. The "Good Vibrations" bio-feedback dome is an immersive dive into in a four-minute, pan-sensory experience that can reproduce the brain activity and state of mind found in advanced meditation practitioners. Users wear a headset that measures brain activity and heart rate during the session, so they will be able to see how the experience affected their bodies during their stay in the dome.

SHOWN at

ITP Winter Show 2017

 

Learn More

Further documentation on  Jenna Xu's blog.

 

Credits

Made at NYU ITP in collaboration with Jenna Xu.

Bill of Materials

Hardware

  • Wooden geodesic dome
  • Projection nylon
  • Node MCU & Arduino Uno
  • Pulse Sensor
  • Neurosky TGAM EEG sensor
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Essential oil diffusers
  • InFocus short-throw projector

Software

  • Ableton Live 9
  • Max for Live MSP & Jitter
  • Processing 3
  • MadMapper