CitySkin_Day3

Phew! Spent most of the day wrestling with the Tap Sensor ( see Day 2 for more details on what that is) but finally got it working! The little switch I had planned to use wasn’t working very well, so I got creative with silver […]

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CitySkin_Day2

Today I laid the first steps for the construction of several of the reactive or collecting components of the CitySkin suit. Firstly I worked on the housing for the TapSensor. This is a device that will allow the wearer of the suit to collect tempos […]

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CitySkin

It’s time to tell you about a brand new project with the talented Steph Singer from Bittersuite! Please allow me to introduce CitySkin… Why do cities feel different? What are the invisible and unseen parts of the city and how do they affect us? CitySkin […]

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Sangha

Sangha is a helmet constructed from a muscle-like recycled PET ‘Flex Felt’ that reacts to live data from the wearer’s brain via built-in sensors. If the user is stressed, the helmet will remain closed. Once the wearer becomes calm through Meditation, the helmet opens up to […]

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Mind Mirror

The Mind Mirror is a medical training device which allows people to understand what is happening in their brain during Meditation. There are now numerous scientific studies showing the multiple benefits that Meditation can have on our mental health, yet for many people starting and […]

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Meditating with the group

Looking back over this research journal, as I pull everything together ahead of the big exhibition next week, I realise I’ve never said anything about the various Meditation Groups I’ve been a part of, and the huge source of knowledge and inspiration they have been. […]

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Assembly time…

Finally able to assemble/solder the prototype headset for the Metacognition game, which I have decided to call Sangha, which is one of three Jewels of Buddhism and means community. Been slowly but steadily working towards this over the last few months, step by step. I […]

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Soft Data Bio Feedback

One of my favourite parts of the redesign process for the EEG Mirror was the bio-feedback mechanism. The current laboratory set up uses this graph: So the lower the line, the deeper into flow state you are. My research suggests that the type of feedback […]

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MCR Helmet Refinement

So I used the filming day as a chance to see how the helmet would hold up over an extended time of use, and also how it would work on different female and male heads. There were some big issues that I need to solve: […]

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Filming Day

Ah I love a good filming day! Always so hectic, but it was also amazing to see things coming together. In this instance this was also a chance for me to see how comfortable and  durable the helmet was, I relished the chance to grab […]

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