Some have reported seeing swirling orbs in the sky or rainbow explosions in front of their face after taking acid – and now a virtual reality app claims to be able to recreate the effects. Combined with the Oculus Rift, SoundSelf creates a synthetic trip with lights and sounds that plays on the neurological phenomena known as synaesthesia. ‘SoundSelf is the collision of centuries old meditation technology with the video game trance,’ explained Robin Arnott, creator of SoundSelf.
‘Turn off the lights, amp up the volume, and use your voice to fall through an odyssey of light and body.’ Around the same time the Oculus was announced, Arnott teamed up with DSP programmer and game designer Evan Balster to create game that when users talk, hum or whistle the patterns become larger and more powerful. READ MORE