Zeitgeist 2010 – Post Show Notes!
Just back, regrouping and re-assembling our multisensory systems in our Ojai studio following US Google Zeitgeist ’10 exhibition this week in Scottsdale, AZ. The event took place on September 12-14, 2010 at the Montelucia Spa and Resort. This is a twice-a-year event for Google; one conference in the USA and another in the European Union.
Significance of being selected
As only one of six companies in the world invited by Google to demonstrate “MindShifting” technologies at this year’s US Zeitgeist conference, we were thrilled to hook-up with Emotiv (another selected presenter) whose Neuroheadset technology proved the effectiveness of our multisensory experience at the event.
With eyes closed, guests had the opportunity to journey… relaxed within our multisensory chair, complete with scents from nature (digitally blended), calming sounds (3-D of course), and vibroacoustic massage (to music), designed to put one quickly into Alpha, Theta, and Delta states… for positive change.
Mindshift Zone: The Exhibit Space
The exhibit space was in the foyer just outside of the main conference ballroom at the Montelucia Spa and Resort.
From Zeitgeist Overview:
“Mindshifting activities stretch beyond the main session room into the foyer. Here you will find exciting new technologies including augmented reality and new ways to “train your brain…”
Despite loud noise of crowds and video of conference goings on, our closed headphone system was still able to bring a few moments of tranquility to guests within this vibrant space.
Backdrops for all exhibits were illustrated on-site by the clever and very talented artist Peter Durand, co-founder of Alphachimp Studio Inc. Peter’s work from the Google event can be viewed here: Visions of the Future from Google Zeitgeist 2010
The Multisensory chair with pre-programmed aromaComposer diffusion and blending system was transported and assembled in Scottsdale for the conference. In this case, scent was provided by our tried-and-true second- generation aromaComposer system.
This system integrates time coordinated “olfactory experience” with other senses including strategically placed multi-channel tactile vibroacoustic devices and incredible three-dimensional sound.
Present, for display only, was our third-generation aromaComposer scent device (capable of projecting a narrow scent beam a distance of 8-12 feet)
Not present, our forth-generation miniature aromaComposer prototype, currently being fabricated at our Ojai, California studio, and our SMART sensor controlled scent-beaming device.
The aromaComposer is capable of blending thousand of different scents in real-time from a handful of essential oils, using a computer interface… with or without biofeedback controllers. Scent formulations and multisensory programs can be prerecorded, stored and played back on many media devices, or shared remotely over the internet.
Google’s Zeitgeist Conference
US Zeitgeist ’10: Paradise Valley, AZ
September 12-14, 2010
This Year’s Theme: Mindshift
Quotes from Zeitgeist ‘10 Program Guide
“At Zeitgeist 2010, we have assembled an extraordinary group of individuals, including the best minds and greatest leaders from a range of arenas. Bringing together such an unsurpassed group is more important now than ever. Due to the dramatic changes our world has recently experienced, a shift in our collective mindset is required to spark new thinking about our global village. This need for fresh perspectives led directly to our theme for Zeitgeist ’10: “Mindshift.” ”
By Nikesh Arora and Dennis Woodside
Quote from Zeitgeist Introduction:
“This year we will take a look at how shifts in thinking have rippled through all aspects of the world.”
Videos of the many speakers at the event can be found here:
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