This paper presents the practice of designing mediation technologies as artistic tools to expand the creative repertoire to promote contemplative cultural practice. Three art–science collaborations—Mandala, Imagining the Universe, and Resonance of the Heart—are elaborated on as proof-of-concept case studies. Scientifically, the empirical research examines the mappings from (bodily) action to (sound/visual) perception in technology-mediated performing art. Theoretically, the author synthesizes media arts practices on a level of defining general design principles and post-human artistic identities. Technically, the author implements machine learning techniques, digital audio/visual signal processing, and sensing technology to explore post-human artistic identities and give voice to underrepresented groups. Realized by a group of multinational media artists, computer engineers, audio engineers, and cognitive neuroscientists, this work preserves, promotes, and further explores contemplative culture with emerging technologies.
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