“We can only see what we’ve become conscious of.” – Michaël Harboun
Michaël Harboun wants to design products that find a balance between inner contemplation and external technology. The concept video for his augmented reality project Transcendenz illustrates the positive potential of finding such a balance.
In this episode Michaël and host Vincent Horn discuss the philosophical goals of Transcendenz, the fact and fiction of the current state of some of the technologies portrayed in the concept video–like augmented reality and computer brain interfaces–and finally the way that Buddhist thought has influenced this project.
This is part one of a two part series.
Transcendenz ( https://vimeo.com/25771444 )
Thomas Nagel’s Bat Experiment ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Nagel )
Augmented Reality ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality )
Google’s Project Glass ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Glass )
Emotiv ( http://emotiv.com )
InteraXon : Thought Controlled Computing ( http://www.interaxon.ca )
Elliot Hedman ( http://www.buildempathy.com )