Auratic Chamber

Jimmy Tran*

Posted on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Auratic Chamber attempts to create different programs, uses, and experiences without the specific arrangement of walls, floors, or ceilings.

Many factors contribute to the character and use of our environment beyond just the shape and dimensions of the physical space. Auratic Chamber attempts to create different programs, uses, and experiences without the specific arrangement of walls, floors, or ceilings. Instead, light is the material used to create these spaces. When one person occupies a room, the lighting within that room interacts with that person’s physiological and psychological state measured through a neural impulse sensor worn by the inhabitant of the space. The room creates a halo of light according to the person’s behaviour and temperament. The inhabitant can consciously interact with this halo, treating it as an extra limb of his/her body or an extension of his/her psyche. As more people enter the room, each person creates their own halo. Each person’s halo follows them as they traverse the space, providing a new form of biofeedback and self expression. The halo of light and colour acts as a new form of body language, giving each person a heightened state of self-awareness and sends visual cues to others about their emotional and psychological state.

*Advisor: Christos Marcopoulos


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