After conducting the Magic Tea demonstrations it became clear that the intervention had potential for promoting the right mind-states towards a self-transcendent experience (STE). A Wizard of Oz technique was used to simulate automated interactions. Over the past months the system has been prepared to allow users to operate the installation autonomously. This blogpost describes […]
The hardware finished just in time for the catalogue picture. Thanks again to Hans, my lovely model. So this is one of the five breathCatchers to be used in the performance.
I’ve been working with plastic and paper to create different device prototypes. I was very happy with look of the plastic prototype. I want the design to be light: The part I like most is where I stitched the plastic together with nylon thread: But when I did 30 minutes of meditation wearing the device […]
I’m working on the breath detection software and the device design. I’ve concentrated on detecting the breathing in and out and the event between breaths. Especially the distinction between in and out is hard as there is wind flow in both cases. So I use the difference in temperature to detect the in and out. […]
Meeting at Anja’s studio from 15.30 – 20.15 Present: Anja, Barbara, Danielle. We met up to discuss the design of the sensor on which Barbara had been working. She’d made a few prototypes with black felt which are very promising. They should be worn around the tip of the finger and can incorporate the parts […]