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CitySkin_Day6+7

The CitySkin is complete! After 7 full working days with no distractions what so ever the prototype skin is finished and ready for it’s test run on Monday. Both Steph and I are surprised and delighted to have it all finished on Friday so we […]

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CitySkin_Day5

Who doesn’t enjoy getting some nice fresh 3D prints back? I designed some custom clips to hold the various sample collectors and components to the main body, which I also started cutting out today. I also made the prototype sweat collector which will go under […]

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CitySkin_Day4

Todays main victory was the airbag design. This panel houses a Air Sampling bag so we can send the breath of the city off for analysis to learn more about what we are taking into our lungs. I started the day off by having my […]

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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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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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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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SustainRCA Pecha Kucha

Last week I gave a Pecha Kucha at one of the SustainRCA evenings, revealing my secret sustainability agenda for my main RCA project, the Metacognition Revolution… This is the first time I’m going to try and explain how my project, which is about facilitating meditation […]

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Present/future/future-future

I’ve been entertaining myself by imagining the stages of development for accurate brain reading devices for live bio-feedback based on the research by Judson and his team. I am designing the current model, which will be used in clinical a trial by 2020. I am […]

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Review Questions

In preparation for next weeks formal crit: What are you working on? I am working on how technology can be used to to improve and promote proper Mindful Meditation practise. Metacognition through Meditation is an effective tool for re-gaining control of our minds, and pro-actively […]

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