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Kokyu: a non-contact sensing system with a scalable sphere for visualization breathing

Nishioka, Kotaro and Magatani, Koki and Ishida, Toshiki and Tomimatsu, Kiyoshi (2016) Kokyu: a non-contact sensing system with a scalable sphere for visualization breathing. In: ADADA 2016 14TH International Conference for Asia Digital Art and Design, Bali 1-3 November 2016.

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“禅”(Zen) is known as Japanese traditional meditation. It has recently drawn the attention of people working at Silicon Valley’s companies like Google. We have designed a novel interface to breath visualization, based on the Zen concept, by creating a scalable sphere, which change its size according to one’s breathing. This artwork: “孤球”(KOKYU: A Solitary Sphere) is composed of such a traditional meditative structure, the most advanced technology at the present day. It helps people to experience Zen meditation through a deeper spiritual feeling by looking at oneself. In other words, it allows people to feel as if they are having a conversation with themselves. Thus, getting closer to the purpose of Zen: searching for the truth of who we are. Demonstration video at YouTube: (

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zen, Visualization Breathing, Inner Dialogue
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N7560-8266 Special subjects of art
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N81-390 Study and teaching. Research
Divisions: Universitas Multimedia Nusantara
Depositing User: mr admin umn
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 07:25
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 07:25

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