We never stop revising the picture we have of ourselves. We sense that our identities are fixed in place – rock-solid and immovable – but we’re wrong about that.
Category: Quantified Self
According to a senior fellow for Lockheed IT, the National Security Agency has tested the use of smartphone-swipe recognition technology dubbed Mandrake.
I’ve been thinking about the idea of home a lot recently. I’ve been traveling over three continents for the last 6 months, living out of hostels, surfing friend’s couches, and even staying in local homes through Couchsurfing or personal connections.
Longer telomeres (the protective caps of chromosomes which shorten over the course of a lifetime) are a sign of overall good health.
Are these wearables making any difference? Are they actually making us healthier?
Some quick hits from CES 2015 that may be of interest to h+ Magazine readers and transhumanists.
The wearable revolution has just started and will see a huge number of home-diagnostic and monitoring devices coming to the market in the coming months and years, but being healthy starts with simple things. I have logged details about my...
For the past two winters, CDM has joined with Berlin’s CTM Festival to invite musical participants to grow beyond themselves.
The Sensorium is a neurofeedback environment that allows people to experience signals from their non-perceptible body processes visually and auditorily. Various (neuro-)physiological rhythms and frequencies are projected simultaneously as soundscapes and “lightscapes” into the environment. A wireless physiological amplifier device sends signals such as EEG and ECG to a computer for real-time processing using the modified brain-computer interface software “Thought Translation Device” (TTD). The TTD performs signal filtering, parametric orchestral sonification, and light control. In a pilot study, 20 participants have been exposed to their ongoing brain and heart signals while sitting inside the Sensorium, a small room equipped with a speaker and lighting system. Almost all of them reported an increase in contentment, relaxation, happiness, and inner harmony. They also reported a widening in their body consciousness. In future, therapeutic paradigms will be developed and the treatment effects on people with psychosomatic diseases will be evaluated.
The project opens the door to a renaissance in DIY development of brain computer interface applications.