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My name is Bryan Collins, a certified professional coach, who mission is to support creative individuals achieve their goals.

Meditation Visualization

THE FOOTAGE ABOVE is made of video CLIPS RENDERED BY A MODIFIED
VINTAGE ATARI VIDEO MUSIC, PROCESSED IN VDMX.

Hello, my name is Bryan Collins. I am a freelance graphic designer and I am a certified life coach. For the last decade, I have been practicing meditation. Over these years of practice, my creative process has improved, and I feel more at peace with the world and with myself. I want to share this experience with others.

I know that meditation is difficult for some people. Visualizing the effects meditation might be a way to inspire an apprehensive person to try it. In my coaching, I often have guided meditations with my clients in order help them visualize their creative blocks and to discover tools that they need in order to remove these blocks. It works. I have started to realize that the use of color and shape as descriptive qualities for feelings allows a person to go into a more creative and playful state; a state of mind that is open and excited.

As a visual artist, I use of color, shape and sound together to induce a trance meditative state.  I am also fascinated by the brain sciences. In particular, I am very intrigued by brainwaves. I've often wondered what a screensaver that was made of brainwaves would look like, and finally I am acting on this curiosity.

I have been researching various VJ software, and I have come to the conclusion that VDMX is the tool I need to bring this vision to life.

I have been using the demo of VDMX to process analog video for art, and I have been experimenting with a Neurosky Mindwave headset independently with coaching for some time, recently in a meditation session, an idea came to me...VDMX is the perfect environment to process external biofeedback into moving art. Out of all the software I tried, the learning curve and functionality that VDMX has is by far the best.


The Plan.

Meditation

Meditation

Neurosky Brainwave EEG reader

Neurosky Brainwave EEG reader

VDMX

VDMX


ANALOG VIDEO FOOTAGE PROCESSED IN REALTIME BY BRAINWAVES

My always willing test subject & son, Hayden.

My always willing test subject & son, Hayden.

Osculator.

Osculator.

brainwaves are translated to osc messages

brainwaves AS
a modulation source
for vdmx sliders.

Modified Atari Video Synth

Modified Atari Video Synth

Sample of Atari source video

Ion video interface

Ion video interface

Here is how the project comes together.

  1. Imported footage from the Atari into VDMX
  2. Effect chains applied to footage.
  3. Neurosky headset is set up, data is routed through Osculator.
  4. Headset OSC input applied to selected VDMX parameters.
  5. Person meditating sees the effects of their mental state rendered in real time.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Bryan Collins