using technology to explore altered statesof consciousness
My name is David De Candia and I create iPad apps that use colour, symmetry and flowing motion to naturally induce and amplify altered mind states.
I draw my inspiration directly from gaze-based meditation practices, hypnogogic dream states and psychedelic experience.
I think that the ancient mystic traditions, had they the technology available to them, would not have been content with static yantra and mandala artwork. Rather they would have explored, as I am exploring, the possibilities offered by the computer’s ability to generate an endless stream of unfolding imagery.