As Yogis have known for centuries and scientists can now prove, the benefits of relaxation through meditation are profound. It is perhaps the most crucial instrument used to harness the power of thought, to cultivate clarity and ultimately achieve inner peace. City dwellers wrestle with the stressors of stimulus overload, constant change, crowding, noise and pollution. Every day brings multiple demands into the urban dweller’s life that require processing and adjustment. Self-regulation of inner calm and clarity of thought have never been more necessary.
The focus of this project is to bring the brain to a Theta state, where the verbal and thinking mind transitions to the meditative and visual mind. The aim is to move the user into a deeper state of awareness, where intuition and capacity for complicated problem solving increases.
The VR experience have the audience lie in large womb-like chairs, utilizing physical surrender and theta sound waves to aid with lowering defenses. Once the headset is put on, the user is transported into a safe, calming visual space with sun on low glow, gently floating islands, waterfalls, drifting papercut pieces, and the sounds of soft water lapping. Most users stayed in the space for 20 minutes and reported feeling wonderfully refreshed and alert after.
exhibited at the artscience museum, singapore