The Mind Forest is a complex space filled
with hands-on experiences that turn body
gesture and voice input into music
(Tod Machover) and images (Sharon Daniel).
The space was designed by architect
Ray Kinoshita, and is intended to create the
impression of walking, figuratively, into
a giant musical brain. Organic shapes and
materials designed by Maggie Orth, and
responsive, invisible sensors invented
by Joe Paradiso and his team, help make
the environment feel natural and
responsive rather than hi-tech
and mechanical. Its main components are The Singing and
Speaking Trees, The Rhythm Tree, Harmonic Driving,
The Gesture Wall, and The Melody Easel.
See a diagram of the set-design and layout for the Mind Forest. (See the other half of this wide image.)
See a concept drawing of the Mind Forest.