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Human Exploratorium is a research organization committed to exploring the transformational effects of immersive media technologies on the human mind and body via interactive events, immersive media installations, and public engagement experiments that move humans towards a deeper understanding of Self, society, and planet for the equitable betterment of all.
Who We Are:
A technology and culture strategy company with a focus on facilitating deep engagement with new ideas and technologies. We work closely with musicians, neuroscientists, artists, music producers, physiologists, programmers, psychologists who are committed to unlocking the power of experiential immersive media for the betterment of humanity in order to amplify today’s most important work.
What We Do:
We design immersive public engagement experiments through collaboration with organizations, artists and institutions around the world to create transformational multi-sensory experiences. Our custom interactive productions inspire deep reflective states including mindfulness, creativity, contemplation, flow, gratitude, and connection. We measure and share back outcomes from our ‘deep experience’ designs so that humanity can continue exploring, learning and evolving together.
As former Head of Health and Wellness and VP of Marketing at tech company SUBPAC, Human Exploratorium founder and Head of Experiential Design and Marketing Darin McFadyen has a deep grounding in science, technology, and culture having successfully led the integration of cutting-edge technology into research driven projects driving broader cultural relevance and deeper public engagement. Projects include Peugeot (project: how to integrate tactile audio into cars for the first time ever) and Muse Seek Project (project: how to create a musical curriculum for deaf children).
As co-founder of the world’s first transnational technology cooperative, CoLab Coooperative, Rylan Peery has over a decade of experience developing web and interactive technology strategies for mission-driven organizations and leading educational institutions. Projects include work with Virginia Tech, Cornell University, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) among others. At the Human Exploratorium Rylan serves as Head of Interactive Technology Strategy.
Human Exploratorium meets Be Time Practice uptown in NYC
In June Human Exploratorium went to NYC to collaborate on a pop-up multi-sensory music meditation experience at Madison Square Park with Be Time Practice on their architecturally designed mobile meditation tour bus. Attendees were treated to an aural, tactile and visual guided meditation journey performed live by music producer and meditation teacher Darin McFadyen. An exciting collaboration of which you will hear more soon.
Human Exploratorium at USA SyFy Innovation Day 2018
Human Exploratorium was honored to join an extremely talented group creatives at the USA SyFy channel headquarters at the Rockefeller Center in New York to show a new multi-sensory biofeedback experience with the ‘Future of Story Telling’ team. The experience was a culmination of many months of collaboration with physiology hardware designer and artist Alan Macy, a team of artist and coders from the computational Arts department at York University lead by Mark-David Hosales, and California based artist and coder Alex Stahl. The experience is an example of what we cal ‘bio-intelligent media’ – music and art experiences that are aware of your emotional state as you experience them, and feed back your physiological and psychological markers back into the installation in realtime to give attendees unique insights into themselves and the group. Check out the video for more information.
Neuroscience Shows Listening To Music Has Kind Of The Same Effect As Meditation
A new article written by Human Exploratorium’s Darin McFadyen for QZ.com on the parallels in state shift between ‘peak music’ and ‘peak meditation’ experiences. We explored this idea more fully at USA SyFy channel Innovation day via a music-based multi-sensory biofeedback installation in NYC in June. Darin will be leading a 3-day retreat at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur starting March 29 2019 expanding on the philosophy and experience of transformative music and audio protocols using the latest in music technology alongside rare and ancient acoustic instruments.
Human Exploratorium + the Flow Genome Project
Immersive Music in the Flow Dojo: We joined best selling authors Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler for a weekend in the mountains of Colorado with Jamie’s Flow Genome Project to explore Flow and specifically how music can aid in bringing humans into optimal flow states in in daily life. Jamie led an mind and body bending series of workshops based on his latest findings on how to build flow into everyday life as a practice. We were honored to provide both music creation and curation which featured heavily in the culmination evening practices. Watch this space for further collabs with Jamie and the Flow Genome Project.
Human Exploratorium + Ford: House of the Future
We had the privilege of providing a multi-sensory music-based relaxation meditation experience for Ford’s House of the Future exhibition house in Austin Texas alongside the Vox Media team. Creating and curating music that is not only heard but felt via tactile audio units, we were able to bring the invited attendees into states of deep relaxation allowing them to realign, refocus and reset for the evenings activities ahead.