Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pulse & Bloom - Interactive Biofeedback Installation at Burning Man 2014

Pulse & Bloom captivated attendees at Burning Man with it's pulsating, color-changing, bio feedback Rowlux lotuses! The eyecatching and energetic installation received press coverage, photos and praise from Rolling Stone, the BBC, The Guardian, The Atlantic's Big Picture twice, CBS News, NBC News, and MSNBC. Visit the creators' sites OfBrooklyn.com and NuVu The Innovation School to learn more about the construction of this groundbreaking installation of the heartbeat in light!


Pulse and Bloom is an interactive art installation that visualizes the heartbeats of participants with the hope of syncing human heartbeats in a rhythmic pattern. Composed of 25 mechanical lotuses arranged in a circular matrix shape with LED lights embedded inside each lotus, Pulse and Bloom is activated when individual participants physically interact with a lotus. Each lotus is equipped with a pulse sensor that, when pressed by a participant, translates their heartbeat into flashing LED lights within the lotus. As more people begin to interact with the different lotuses, visualizing their heartbeats in flashing lights, we will begin to see the effects of each person’s heartbeat on the other and the effect of meditative synchronicity unfold.

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