Lucia No. 03 - hypnagogic light machine
States of Mind - Tracing the edges of Consciousness - Sackler Centre, Wellcome Trust.
In Touch with Reality was an evening with the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex (led by Dr. David Schwartzman and Dr. Keisuke Suzuki) held at the Wellcome collection as an outreach event to the popular exhibition States of Mind. On the evening over 100 members of the public of all ages attended this two hour event. In Touch with Reality investigated how our brains create the feeling of having a body, and how malleable this feeling is. The exhibition showcased the Sackler Centre’s cutting-edge research straight from the lab, including multiple virtual and augmented reality exhibits, interactive displays exploring how our experience of the world is shaped by the body and how body-experience itself is actively constructed, moment-to-moment, by the brain.
The event inspired this article by James Hackner - Cracking consciousness: can science explain the mystery of ourselves?
INTO THE LIGHT - Creativity through light.
Students from the fields of Illustration, Photography, Character Design, Environmental Design and Transportation Design took part in a study lead by Prof. Ralph Buchner into the possibilities of inspiration and stimulation by the Lucia no.03. To understand the influence of the Lucia in more detail the students conducted sessions of various lengths and intensities using different programmes, documenting their experiences in words and sketches. Results showed greater clarity and creativity in their work.
Read the full report here .