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Conflux


1. a creative collective
2. an interdisciplinary ecosystem
3. an art tech movement

Conflux


1. a creative collective
2. an interdisciplinary ecosystem
3. an art tech movement







Nervous Network


October 28, 2022

SEC Undergraduate Lounge
in collaboration with hAR/VRd

Photos by Kunal Botla

Rarely are we conscious of subtle fluctuations in our internal states, yet our biosignals can convey multitudes about our ourselves and others. Nervous Networks is a series of social experiences using wearable technology, biosensing, and virtual/augmented reality to illustrate collective experience of emotions. Through developing sensor-visualization technologies, we aim to render visible the affective assemblage that results from groups of people as sharing an experience.

In our first iteration, Nervous Network, we examined shared experiences of fear. In our Halloween-themed monthly public event, we engaged participants in building interconnected VR wearables that pulsed to their heartbeat to achieve a “bioluminescent” effect. We connected every participant to each other, creating a network that lit up with increasing heartrates as we watched horror films together. Using long-exposure photography, we illuminated the otherwise internal affect of fright buildup during a shared scary experience.

Team

Project Lead, Design, & Concept
Peggy Yin ‘25

Technology
Alice Cai ‘25 (Software)
AnhPhu Nguyen ‘25 (Hardware)

We’re aiming to do another run of this project! If you’re interested, email: pyin@college.harvard.edu

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