How does technology help calm the mind, in order to alleviate stress and enhance well-being?
While the brain naturally augments itself with real-world elements to compensate for its weaknesses, biofeedback blurs the boundary between brain, body, and world. This Mater project identifies common denominators for both the way we use technology to extend our physical body, and the way things shape our cognition. The research investigated interactions with simple and complex technologies in the contexts of mindfulness, biofeedback and knitting. Three conceptual objects knitted with electronics — «Stop, Breathe and Knit» — each trigger a story from different perspectives: the calming mind that extends itself in the body, in nature and in technology.