Sonic Cradle presented at TEDActive
Posted: July 5, 2012
Excerpt from SFU News story.
An SFU grad student project that melds music, meditation and technology landed a rare spot as an exhibit at TEDActive 2012 in Palm Springs, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2.
Jay Vidyarthi’s Sonic Cradle is a device in which users are suspended horizontally with straps attached to their chest in a darkened sensory-deprivation chamber where they can shape musical sounds simply by using their breathing.
“The goal is to mediate stress and anxiety by helping people learn how to meditate and giving them a meditative experience well beyond their actual ability,” says Vidyarthi, a master’s student at SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)
More info about the Sonic Cradle is here: http://www.jayvidyarthi.com/cradle/
- Exhibited Sonic Cradle at TEDActive and took advantage of the opportunity to collect data from 40 subjects.
- "Honourable mention" at ACM's conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2012) for a paper on the design phase of Sonic Cradle, which means we were in the top 2.5% of all submitted papers
- Interviewed by CBC's Radio-Canada International: http://www.rcinet.ca/english/column/the-link-s-top-stories/14-01_2012-03-19-canadian-project-lands-spot-in-ted-active-2012/
- French version of the CBC interview: http://www.rcinet.ca/francais/chronique/tam-tam--reportage-de-lorn-curry/14-58_2012-03-21-un-outil-pour-apprendre-la-meditationr/
- Featured on the Conde Nast publication "Portfolio" - http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/video/2012/02/24/jay-vidyarthi-shares-sonic-cradle-at-tedactive-2012#ixzz1ow03649t
- Featured at Vice Magazine's Motherboard.TV - http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/2/10/peace-is-every-dubstep-meet-the-deprivation-chamber-instrument-that-will-chill-ted-out
- Profiled on the SFU Grad Studies blog: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/JayVidyarthi.html
- The TEDactive exhibit was covered by SFU News - http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2012/sonic-cradle-lands-tedactive-exhibit-spot.html