Moving in Light: danceroom Spectroscopy

A moving meditation through atomic fields with award-winning danceroom Spectroscopy

Saturday, December 5th, 1 – 4 pm. Sacred Space, Ell Hall. 


For a few hours tomorrow afternoon, you can step into the atomic nano-world right here on campus in the Sacred Space in Ell Hall. Danceroom Spectroscopy, or dS, is an atomic visualization that uses robust physics algorithms to transform you into a meticulously calculated representation that is both genius and breathtakingly gorgeous. It’s an interactive experience that combines science, art, sound, and movement…and for the first time in a public display, spirituality.

Northeastern’s Buddhist spiritual advisor, Harrison Blum will be leading the experience with guided meditation and reflective commentary. Come and go as you like between 1 and 4 pm, but don’t miss the full tour through the dS experience beginning at 1. The event is free and open to the public.

More information about dS can be found here, and more awesomely mindful events and programs can be found on the Dharma Dialogues site!

How dS works:

1. The cameras detect a 3d image of your body and send it to a very fast computer, which interprets you as an energy avatar.

2. Your energy avatar is embedded in a physics simulation of an atomic liquid, which is composed of hydrogen, helium, carbon, oxygen, and iron (five of the universe’s most abundant atoms).

3. Your energy avatar, embedded in the atomic bath, is projected on the screen for you to see.

4. As you move, your energy avatar creates waves, ripples, and vibrations in the atomic bath.

A little preview of the dS experience, plus quantum chemist and dS creator Dr. Dave Glowacki on how it works:

dS is has been used in some pretty awesome dance performances as well:

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