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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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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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MetacogRevolution Game

For the Expansion section (see project map) of the Metacognition Revolution I am making a game aimed at 16yr olds taking part in the MYRIAD Project. The game’s purpose is to enthuse and inspire the young people and schools to learn more about the benefits of […]

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Headphone Research

Whilst in Boston I presented three form proposals to Judson and his team. After much thought considering their comments I have decided to proceed with developing the 3rd option, which basically involves integrating the EEG tech into a familiar form: over-ear headphones. I once heard […]

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Boston

I’m heading home today after a very informative and inspiring trip to meet with Judson and his team at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I was able to present my work on re-designing the EEG Mirror for a clinical space, and learn more about their needs […]

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3 Forms

After lots of fun playing around with different shapes an materials I’ve boiled it down to three form proposals to share with Judson and his team in Boston. Form 1 Reduced Standard Form 2 Alternative Materials Mesh/Felt Form 3 Integrated Tech Process shots:

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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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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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