(thesis advisor)Barbara Morris
(thesis advisor)Melanie Crean
(thesis advisor)Ethan Silverman
(thesis advisor)Stephanie Burgess
(designer)Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept.
May 13 2015
Designer's statement: Harmony is a physical installation providing a scaffolding for an individual to enter a virtual space for chakra-based meditation. Adapting Tantric philosophies into an immersive virtual reality experience, the participant chooses which energy center to meditate on and is guided to activate that center. The device offers a gong bath and subtle visual feedback of the individualâ€™s heart rate, which corresponds with the chakra color. This piece is an expression of faith in the future of technology. With growing fears of mechanization contributing to a new kind of solitude and disconnect with ourselves, this is a reaction to the pessimism; a rediscovery of our chakra energy centers, bringing mind, body and spirit into harmony.
Stephanie Burgess. Harmony.
May 13 2015. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2015. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 16 Oct 2019
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