BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY is a traveling exhibit by the Science Gallery of Dublin, Ireland that demonstrates the unique relationship between music and the human body. It uses engaging sonic experiences and artistic expressions that serve as an edutainment for kids and an interactive exploration for adults.
Here are the exhibits that make BIORHYTHM cool:
This is the coolest interactive exhibit for us. You can create your own house music by playing around with different building blocks that alter the beat, frequency and volume by enhancing the sound or distorting it.
It is like you’re interacting with electromagnetic waves by disrupting the flow and you can visually see it and hear the effect on the sound.
Body Snatcher. When sound is processed in a computer, it's no longer sound as you know it. It's zeroes and ones that it can use to push around colors, visualizing the sound. Push around some colors of your own with Body Snatcher.
Step up and create some noise and let the program visualize the sounds for you afterwards. It's cool (when it works)!
You can really feel the music waves throughout your body.
Something for the Girl Who Has Everything. Music travels in waves that go up and down. When on wave's up meets another's down, silence will fall. Hear these vibrations beat as you sit on the Sonic Chair, Something for the Girl with Everything.
I must admit this is like a relaxing lazy boy chair and it's fun to alter the sound waves and feel it.
HEAD.SPACE 1 & 2. You get an idea where you are from what you hear. Feel as if you're out of your body with HEAD.SPACE 1&2. Listen to the signals from a stereo microphone sending signals and fooling your ears that it's not where you are.
This exhibit is located on the opposite side of the exhibit hall. It's a one-way communication only.
Contacts. There are little electricity conducting particles on your skin waiting to give life to music. This is slightly different for each person. Make human chains and listen to the music you make with friends in Contact.
This exhibit is a bit hidden, but it's nice to create your own music with your body.
Nice exhibit for kids where you use your body as conductor to connect the middle chain to the chains surrounding it, thereby creating a close loop.
Amazing Musical Art expression by creating the body into a musical instrument by:
… and an artistic electronic representation of the inner ear accepting the sound signal.
(Tip: The rubber ducky, guitar and kettle pot represent the bones of the inner ear.)
Lego in any exhibit never fails to impress the kids and kids-at-heart.
Here's another art installation where you can experience being inside the speaker.
You can feel the vibrations of music surrounding your head.
Before you end this amazing adventure, you must take this experiment where they collect data from Manila about how music affect our emotions.
Overall, make sure to schedule your visit during off-peak times, like 3pm to 6pm on a weekday, so that you can enjoy the exhibit. My top 3 cool exhibits are the Reactable, The Theremin Inspectors and Body Snatcher. Highly recommended cool exhibit for kids and adults!
I just don't like the idea of lying down on a bed or getting inside a capsule that was used by a lot of people.
BIORHYTYHM by Science Gallery
The Mind Museum's First Traveling Exhibition
Venue: Special Halls Exhibition
Date: November 15, 2012 to February 15, 2013
BIORHYTHM only: P250 (Adult); P200 (Children/Students)
MUSEUM + BIORHYTHM:
P600 (Children/ Private School Students);
P300 (Public School Students/ Teachers)
ALL-DAY PASS + BIORHYTHM: P950
Museum Time Slots:
Tuesday to Friday (Closed on Mondays): 9AM – 12NN; 12NN-3PM; 3PM-6PM
Saturday and Sunday: 9AM – 12NN; 12NN-3PM; 3PM-6PM; 6PM-9PM
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Full Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet was invited to experience the new BIORHYTYM exhibit as a guest courtesy of The Mind Museum but I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't accept advertising from food and travel places we feature in the blog.
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