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New Artists Studio Space

Super Super Super!! After months and months of being on the waiting list I have at last  got my artists studio space  which I am really excited about (well I will be moving into a temporary space this week whilst the roof is being fixed). So… I will have lots of space to spread my work out, and hopefully I will be more productive with the practical aspects of my research because until now I have been doing everything at home, and have stuff everywhere which has not been easy when trying to be organised and creative at the same time.

DIS 2012

I am currently in Newcastle attending the DIS 2012 conference. There are a number of interesting presentations discussing interactive design systems.  My favourite presentation so far is the Sonic Cradle which discussed a system where participants control audio through breathing whilst suspended in a hammock A very interesting concept, however I found the audio generated quite disturbing and as such reminded me of an anachoic chamber where one can hear bodily functions and ones breathing. Not sure that I would personally find it relaxing as a form of meditation, but that is probably because my experience in analysing audio frequencies from a production and technical aspect etc would possibly distract from the intended experience.  The system uses collated samples of meditative audio uploaded in Max/MSP and triggered  by a sensor band around the chest area of the body.