In my research, I am exploring three intersecting dimensions of human experience:
- Biological: What is my place in the Earth’s ecosystems and the tree of life? (Weltgeschichte)
- Spiritual: Who am I? How can I deepen and strengthen my relationship to the spiritual cosmos? (Heilgeschichte)
- Electrical: How can technology help – or hinder – my research in the above areas?
In other words, I am finding ways to augment my experience of reality, and not rest content with my ingrained thoughts and opinions.
Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. – Quoted from Wikipedia article.
Other Helpful Links:
Program for 2016 Somaesthetics conference (York University). Wikipedia definition of somaesthetics: an interdisciplinary field of inquiry aimed at promoting and integrating the theoretical, empirical and practical disciplines related to bodily perception, performance and presentation.