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    Consciousness hacking

    Design Objective

    Event concept design and artwork for the launch of the Seattle Consciousness Hacking chapter.

    Research Participants

    Community Members

    Attendees

    Speakers

    Outcomes

    Event Series Design:
    Concept & Artwork

    Research Types

    User Interviews

    The Story

    Consciousness Hacking is a global community that explores the nexus of technological innovation and psychological sciences. Pioneers come together to explore, curate, and advance mindfulness and self-awareness through applications of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and meditation.

    Our objective was to design a series of events and visuals for the launch of the Seattle chapter of Consciousness Hacking.



    Event Branding

    What areas of technology design and public interest intersect strongly for the Seattle CH Community?

    After attending a talk with Mikey Siegel, founder of Consciousness Hacking, hosted at the Amazon campus in Seattle, I met with a handful of Seattle engineers, designers, and founders interested in the new chapter launch. I scheduled calls and invited many of them to privately held events, and used the time to discuss what innovations were accessible and of interest to the community.

    Three core areas become clearly transparent: technological applications of neuroscience findings, the affect of science fiction on technology design, and how to leverage technology to increase empathetic responses.

    From there I met and designed three concepts, building the visuals, identifying key speakers, and building the community for the Seattle chapter of Consciousness Hacking.



    A World-Building Workshop

    World Building: How Science Fiction Inspires & Shapes Technology Design

    How is our modern technology inspired and built from the thoughts and stories of science fiction writers? And how can we use the tool of world-building in our own design and engineering teams to map out potential dystopian and utopian outcomes?



    An Empathy Training Workshop

    Empathy Hacking: Modern Neuroscience Applications for a More Empathetic World

    David Hester’s work is designed to give participants the ability to improve and use empathy with intention and purpose. The work is based on The Carkuff & Truax Accurate Empathy Scale, and his facilitation has been used in private practice.



    A Neuroscience workshop

    What Neuroscience Tells us About Consciousness

    In this workshop, participants are guided through a number of experiments, including the Rubber Hand Experiment, in which the brain experiences feeling associated with inanimate objects. With experience driven applications of neuroscience findings, participants would be left considering more of the nature of their consciousness, what it means to be aware, and what the limitations of their body are.



    Visual Design

    Neo-Futuristic Designs: The Poster Culture of Seattle

    We accompanied the content of the series with electric, neo-futuristic design elements. Our end product was a poster series that was placed around Seattle and launched at the 2019 Buddhism & Futures Conference at The University of Washington.

    Technology-Only Color Palette

    We accompanied the content of the series with electric, neo-futuristic design elements. Our end product was a poster series that was placed around Seattle and launched at the 2019 Buddhism & Futures Conference at The University of Washington.

    Patterns: Circuit board fractal visuals

    These patterns emerged from the inspiration of the 70’s hippie movement which shares a home with the flagship Consciousness Hacking chapter— San Francisco

    3-D Rendered Characters

    Our character design sought to imply the use and advent of technology design on the experience of being human.