00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

Everyday Experiments

Everyday Experiments

How will tomorrow’s technologies redefine the way we live at home?

Themes

Through a range of experiments in a set of unique themes, we explore ways to enhance our interactions with space and improve our everyday lives.

Explore Theme

Lifestyle + Well-being

Exploring new ways to see and use our homes to elevate our mood and well-being.

6 New Experiments

Explore Theme

Privacy + Trust

Challenging the way we think about safety and security at home.

4 New Experiments

Explore Theme

Play + Learn

Transforming the home into a playground for creativity and learning.

Explore Theme

Design + Organize

Finding novel ways to make the most out of what we already have.

Virtual Oasis

AR
ML
Spatial Audio

00:00 / 00:00

What if augmented reality could transport you into a meditative retreat?

Built by — FIELD.SYSTEMS

FIELD.SYSTEMS is a creative studio in London and Berlin. As artists, designers and consultants, we explore the aesthetics of the near future, and how technology is changing the way we live our lives – working with code and data, moving image and interaction, sculptural and spatial experiences.

Virtual Oasis would use augmented reality (AR) and spatial audio to take you on a guided meditation journey, extending the boundaries of your home into a digital paradise. The mixed reality experience explores an ancient technique through modern technology to provide a space for meditation and restoration amidst increasingly busy lives. Virtual Oasis would use ambient sounds to guide you into a meditative state, building on listening practices such as sound baths in which participants simply let the experience wash over them as a form of relaxation and stress relief.

00:00 / 00:00

'Different forms of sound meditation date back centuries, with cultures in many parts of the world employing the similar practices for spiritual healing.'

—FIELD.SYSTEMS

While devices such as smartwatches can easily create quantified data on things such as heartbeat, breathing and activity levels, this application would take a more holistic approach. It attempts to understand how such information can drive a therapeutic experience to improve wellbeing. Virtual Oasis would guide you through an AR environment of personalised restorative scenarios that exploit therapeutic colours and conscious breathing exercises. 

'We used a Deep Compositing method – where output layers from the engine blend with elements from the real world – creating radically new visuals that you can easily lose yourself in.'

—FIELD.SYSTEMS

Visualisation can be a crucial part of meditation, and so Virtual Oasis seeks to use the latest game engine technology to explore a new aesthetic. By splitting the visual output of the engine in different ways and dynamically applying Style Transfer (neural nets) of image data from the surroundings or elsewhere, it creates genuinely original imagery and massively expands the visual repertoire available. 

The immersive soundscape of Virtual Oasis would leverage several calming psychoacoustic phenomena, such as binaural beats, the use of differential audio frequencies in each ear to produce the perception of a third tone in the brain. These frequencies are often paired to 'induce' alpha wave brain patterns which some claim can aid stress relief. Head tracking in the application would allow for persistent sound in three dimensions.

'Because Virtual Oasis doesn't require space or travel, it opens up opportunities for people from different backgrounds, communities, and abilities to engage in the process and in a space that they feel safe in the home.'

—FIELD.SYSTEMS

Everyday Experiments is a project by SPACE10 & IKEA.

Next
Experiment

See Through the Eyes of a Computer

By navigating this website you agree to the storing of cookies as described in our terms of use.

OK

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

00:00 / 00:00

Everyday Experiments

Everyday Experiments

How will tomorrow’s technologies redefine the way we live at home?

00:00 / 00:00