Type of Spiritual Experience
I found a number of other convincing observations of asphyxia causing some quite extreme hallucinations, but I found none quite as daft as the one I have picked out next – the others tended to have not quite as happy an ending and were often rather gruesome.
A description of the experience
Most digital media players have built-in visualizers that display graphics synchronized to music in real-time. A group of Japanese sound artists took this principal to a new level and exchanged the graphics with a human face.
The computer system is connected to the user’s face with electrodes that makes the face twist in sync with the music. The 10 electrical-pulse stimulators are connected to the face in various places so that the music can generate countless facial expressions.
Some of the side effects of using the Face Visualizer is pain, hallucinations and suffocation!
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
r-echoese [online magazine reporting on new technology] November 13th 2008