SEAing Breath offers an art/science virtual reality experience with breath biofeedback, also part of the SEA LEVEL RISE Program by Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami.
SEAing Breath offers a game-like embodied educational experience about sea level rise, climate change and breathing techniques.
The users can sense how virtual environments become adaptive to breathing.
The breath is in-sync with ‘sea creatures’ to learn about sea level rise and more.
SEAing Breath also includes interviews with scientists from the University of Miami, local organizations and activists who just addressed the UN. Interviewees share their successful engagements, resources and provide tips how to become engaged for change.
SEAing Breath has been presented at museums, such as Frost Science Museum, Vizcaya Museum and HistoryMiami Museum, and other public venues at public events with thousands of attendees all ages and backgrounds for free. It will further provide the opportunity to access the latest technology, scientific research and health-improving breathing techniques in public venues at no cost.
Upcoming venues include Miami Light Project, Pérez Art Museum Miami, schools and universities to truly enact social justice, environmental engagements and change: by making technology and science embodied accessible for all for free!
The SEAing Breath project merges modern technology and the user’s experience to learn about the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in a somatic (embodied) way.
Recent research suggests that embodiment of information (via movement and gestures) can improve our cognitive abilities.*
We believe the embodied and immersive VR with biofeedback experience can result in more environmental and personal internal awareness, and actions to support wellbeing of ocean, people and planet. – Our team
*Skulmowski (2017): Measuring cognitive load in embodied learning;
Lindgren (2013): Emboldened by Embodiment; Varela et al. (1991). The embodied mind