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Tranquilitrees

An urban empathy refuge

Description:

Tranquilitrees

An adaptive art refuge creating a sensory sanctuary from public cacophony and promoting the experience of reconnection. The experience starts from a person recognizing a large tree canopy like tent structure from the distance. Upon approaching the canopy of trees, the tree structure recognizes and acknowledges your presence with light patterns and as you come closer, vocalizations become perceptible. After entry to the tranquiltrees, it is perceptually much quieter. This is because active noise cancellation is used to diminish the urban cacophony. Besides the quietness, the observer would notice the Tranquiltrees continue to responding to their presence by first unique audio and light patterns, following their movement through the structure and when sitting down, tactile vibration patterns transmit through the seating. These sensory inputs serve to refocus one's attention to relax and have a less guarded attention. Once in a more restful state of mind, Tranquiltrees blend rhythmic patterns of light, sound and scent that entrains the all participants. Rejuvenated, the individuals depart retaking a feeling of being part of experience larger than themselves.

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Slides with voice over by Erick Movie icon trim.56D02FF4-272B-44A1-A730-9740ACD70D62.MOV Pitch presentation
Slides for Tranquilitrees Image icon IMG_0898.JPG, Image icon IMG_0899.JPG, Image icon IMG_0900.JPG, Image icon IMG_0901.JPG, Image icon IMG_0902.JPG, Image icon IMG_0903.JPG Documentation of prototype
Slides for Tranquilitrees Image icon IMG_0898.JPG, Image icon IMG_0899.JPG, Image icon IMG_0900.JPG, Image icon IMG_0901.JPG, Image icon IMG_0902.JPG, Image icon IMG_0903.JPG Documentation of prototype
Jammed at ATX Service Jam.

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