4 terms down, 2 to go

My presentation from the end of my fourth term at the RCA, where I’m at, where I’m going…   We live in a time where we can send and receive information instantly, travel the globe, we’ve automated boring, dangerous processes so we don’t have to […]

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Reading lust

I’ve read some fantastic books during my research, with plenty more in stacked up and in the post that I’m looking forward to. My own meditation practise has been immeasurably improved by reading more about what is actually happening the my brain, and I have […]

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The 3C’s of Mindfulness

Technology is changing the shape of our brains and our future, what do we want to become? Mindfulness is meta-cognition, enabling us keep control. Having understood the Three Jewels of Buddhism I think there is something so strong and powerful there that is certainly lacking in […]

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Visualising

I now have a fair amount of research, and I will be collecting more and more. I’m starting to think about how I’m going to present this, is there a way to simply and elegantly visualise some of these large statements? What is the final […]

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The Three Jewels of Buddhism

During my fascinating discussion with Robin Cooper is learnt more about a concept I’ve stumbled upon before, the Three Jewels of Buddhism. The ideals at the heart of Buddhism are collectively known as the ‘Three Jewels’, or the ‘Three Treasures’. These are the Buddha (the yellow jewel), the Dharma (the […]

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Talking with some teachers

This week I had the pleasure of meeting and discussing the project with two teachers of meditation, both conversations were very illuminating, I hope to speak to many more in the coming months. I started out by attending a free introductory evening into Vedic meditation […]

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Rethinking the EEG

One part of this project is to redesign the EEG Scanner, the headwear which is used to read which parts of the brain are active, which is done by sensors picking up electrical signals. I’m lucky to be working with scientists at MIT for this […]

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Mind Mapping

The more I research the more I realise how much more there is to research. Through the books and papers I have been reading I have been getting more familiar with which parts of the brain are pertinent to the subject of meditation and EEG […]

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What is an EEG Mirror?

So having looked at various technologies claiming to aid meditation and talking with an expert in the field of mindfulness neuroscience (Thank you Judson Brewer) I have decided to start focusing on EEG Mirrors. So what is an EEG Mirror? Electroencephalography (EEG) is an electrophysiological monitoring method to record […]

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