I am currently an artist-in-residence at The Interactive Architecture Lab within UCL Bartlett, London. My research is looking at ways our phenomenological experience of environments interfaces with mind wandering or daydream, both at present, and through future applications of brain knowledge in design.
The work I am seeking to collaborate with a computational/interaction designer on is looking at how fidgeting and micro movements of the hands, made while daydreaming may, in-fact be embodiments of where the wandering mind is going. This is based on a specific scientific paper produced titled 'Restless Mind, Restless Body' by Paul Seli.
Systems which may be good starting points for the project could be, combinations of Leapmotion and Grasshopper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXlWhA9c7N0) or Firefly, Leapmotion and Kangaroo (http://www.grasshopper3d.com/video/kangaroo-constraints-firefly-leapmotion). Although these outcomes are different, I thought these approaches may be adaptable to what I am looking to create.
If you are interested in the project I would love to discuss it with you in more depth, and explore if a collaboration may be possible.
Please email hello [at] amycroft [dot] co [dot] uk