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Visualising altered states of consciousness on rave musik

Speculative Design / Data Visualization / System Design / Research / 2021  

My Role: Research, Conceptualization, Data Visualization, System Design, 3D design, Animation.

“Chakr” is a visualisation system designed for a wearable technology (Rave accessory) that is powered by cerebral activity.


Envisioning a wearable device that utilises “Chakr” a logic system designed to visualise and represent the dynamic states of alterations while listening to rave music. The product aims to bridge the gap between the experience of ASC and the awareness of these shifting states. Designed utilizing speculative technology the wearable device is a raver’s accesSory that allows the user to track their varying states of consciousness and emotions to have a better understanding of themselves on an innate level. 



The form is divided into four sections front, sides (left and right), back and a sphere. Each representing brain waves: Alpha, Delta, Theta, Beta respectively.


Each cluster has a dedicated speed of strobe effect and the triggering of a single cluster effects all the other clusters to blink at a certain speed or pattern.  The altering speeds are directly correlated to the engagement levels an individual experiences while listening to music.


The behaviour of the “Chakr” molecules  are driven by a number of parameters which are at the core of the logic system. These parameters allow the user and others to decipher the different states of consciousness and act as the language of consciousness.



The visualization system is designed using multiple molecules that are arranged in a circular form (Chakr). The visualization can be directly and metaphorically associated with brain activity as emotion firing and anatomy.


The wearable device utilizes a speculative technology - combination of a EEG headset with an integrated hologram projector that can project the altering states of an individual over their head.


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Some commonly occurring altered states of consciousness and different permutations and combinations can exist based on the user and the music.

The visualization system is an attempt to give form to the altered states of human consciousness experienced under the influence of rave music. These alterations in the brain activity are one of the most innate and complex biological processes and “Chakr” is an attempt to make this information accessible visually to individuals experiencing it.

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