Dr. Terence Caulkins
Dr. Terence Caulkins is an acoustics researcher, sound designer, and interactive artist based in NYC. As a designer at Arup, Terence consults with world-class architects on concert halls, museums, and airports internationally, and leads R&D on Arup SoundLab and Augmented/Virtual Reality tools to support the collaborative design process.
Terence has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation since 2006. His experience of the benefit of these practices has led him to develop an interest in rethinking acoustic design for wellness in the built environment and creating sonic environments conducive to mindful attention, meditation, or relaxation. As a researcher, Terence has studied the impact of meditation and sound from a physiological and cognitive perspective using portable sensor technologies. He is actively exploring how immersive sensory experiences can alleviate stress and create a community on projects such as WOOM center, Inscape, The Assemblage, and the OM Lab at the Rubin Museum.
Terence is a visiting lecturer at UPenn School of Design, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, and NYC City College of Technology. He teaches workshops on immersive audio techniques internationally and has produced immersive sound installations shown at the Pompidou Center, PS1 MoMa, London V&A, Rubin Museum, and the Sydney Opera House.
Most of what I have offered in the meditation and teaching sphere has happened in person, in presence, and I don't have any recordings of this at the moment. I'm interested in leading some meditations and facilitating conversations in real-time over video conference type formats if that is of interest.