Heartbeat installation project

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Heartbeat installation project

Post by Sophi » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:24 am

Has anyone seen an installation in recent years that triggers off of a participant's heartbeat?
I'm starting to put together an idea but want to make sure it is original.
The idea is a group of pods, each one just big enough for 1-2 people. When you go inside you wear a heart-rate measuring wristband. The pod beats lights and sound to your own heartbeat.
Has this been done? Something similar been done?
Also- suggestions about this are welcome!
ps. Sand Swarm project has been postponed until 2012 - lack of resources

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Post by reonion » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:50 am

take a look at reOnion project :) - http://www.reonion.net

We are playing with hearthbeat, body temperature and breathing (this one is not 100%)

I'm gonna build an own EKG, which measures hearhbeat but also body temperature, and with it, we are going to generate music and visuals for them.

One tip: It's not a good idea, that you feedback the hearth beating directly (with sound/light), I've read that it can be frustrated, but if you make some distort, or you just use that parameter that it is fast or slow, then I think it will be a good experience

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Also Walkabout Woods...

Post by KinestheticThought » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:56 pm

1:33 of talks about the heartbeat part of the project.

Please see http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=39168 for more information and/or to contact them about their project.

[Note: Although there are several people making projects surrounding around the idea of a person's heartbeat, if you make your project unique in some way than it becomes original. Besides, people can't see everything on the playa, so having several art projects surrounding around a certain theme/idea/concept will make it more likely for someone to get to experience that type of art...in other words, go for it!]

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Re: Heartbeat installation project

Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:31 pm

Sophi wrote:Hello-
Has anyone seen an installation in recent years that triggers off of a participant's heartbeat?

this one from last year was triggered off of participants.

http://www.burningman.com/installations ... html#heart
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