The user’s heartbeat controls the texture of the geometric shape in real time depending on his emotional state. The user can also explore different perspectives of the moving pattern from various angles. Adding more dimensions to the visual heartbeat pattern gives the participant a sense of tangibility and ownership of their own heartbeat. This enhances the overall experience by fostering a deeper associative connection between what is being felt by the participant and what they see on the screen.

Implementation:

Stethoscope, Microphone(Sanken COS-11), Macbook Pro with Max/Jitter, Projector /LCD screen.

Music from Scott Harren

References:

Dan Shiffman and Scott Fitzgerald for inspiring the project.

Special thanks to Brett Murphy

and

Masato Tsutsui for his Max Tutorials at AV:lab

Note: The animation is sped up for demonstration purposes.

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