Dr. Diego Garro presents ASMR paper at London conference

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityDr. Diego Garro is a Senior Lecturer at Keele University in the United Kingdom. He has a BSc in Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Digital Music Technology, an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and a PhD in Composition.

In 2015, I interviewed Dr. Garro about his translated summary of Alejandro Navarro Expósito’s Spanish-language dissertation, “Neuropsychological and neurophysiological characterization of ASMR”.

Dr. Garro has continued his interest in ASMR by writing a paper titled, “ASMR – from internet subculture to audiovisual therapy” and presenting it at the 2017 Electronic Visualization and the Arts conference in London.

In my interview with Dr. Garro he shares how he became interested in studying ASMR, the goals of his paper, reactions to his conference presentation, and tips for others doing ASMR presentations.

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Glass Vaults band creates ASMR-inspired music album

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityGlass Vaults is a psychedelic off kilter pop group originating out of Wellington, New Zealand.

Public praise includes, “”Glass Vaults is like a never ending dream while I’m half-asleep” (No Fear of Pop), and “trance-inducing, hallucinatory walls of sound that shimmer with ghostly incantations.” (Northern Transmissions).

Since their conception in 2010, the members Richard Larsen, Rowan Pierce, Bevan Smith, Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa have toured throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S.A.

But these “merchants of bliss” have recently added a new member, ASMR, and it has influenced their latest album, The New Happy.

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Interview with ASMR Muzz, a video artist delivering Scottish tingles

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityMurray is an actor and IT technologist with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Media Technology. He currently lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with prior residence in New Zealand and Scotland.

Murray also resides on YouTube as ASMR Muzz, posting relaxing Scottish-accented videos and tranquil ASMR trigger sounds.

In my interview with Murray he shares memories of ASMR from his youth, his inspiration for creating ASMR videos, his most popular video, his challenges creating content, his tips for new ASMR artists, and how his videos may be helping others.

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Interview with Ms Candy Blog ASMR, an ASMR artist combining tingles and treats

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityWhat can be more comforting than an ASMR video?  How about an ASMR video of candy and other sweet treats.

Ms Candy Blog ASMR is an ASMR artist living in New York City and she agrees, along with her YouTube followers. In 2014 she launched her Ms Candy Blog channel and then soon launched her Ms Candy Blog ASMR channel to deliver tingles with the treats.

She also has a Master’s degree in Theatre and has been recently recruited as a livestreaming educator.

In my interview with Ms Candy Blog ASMR she talks about her most popular video, the evolution of her videos, her biggest challenge as an artist, her association with Ru Paul, how her videos help others, and her scientific curiosity about ASMR.

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Interview with the YouTube ASMR artist, Holly ASMR

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityHolly is an ASMR artist who lives in London, England and creates videos for her YouTube Channel, Holly ASMR.

She starting creating videos less than a year ago but has already posted over 100 videos on her channel and is about to hit 30,000 followers.

To achieve that many followers that quickly is a testament to the quality of her videos and the genuine and consistent effort she puts into her productions.

In my interview with Holly she shares her recent inspiration for creating ASMR videos, her most popular video, her biggest challenges, valuable tips for new ASMR artists, and how her videos are helping others.

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10 Tips for new ASMR artists from Deni ASMRCz

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityDenisa “Deni” Vondruskova is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at Palacky University, Olomouc in the Czech Republic.

She has also been creating ASMR videos as Deni ASMRCz for the past 3 years.

I recently interviewed Deni about her YouTube channel and live ASMR sessions.  When I looked through her videos on YouTube I noticed that she had created over 135 ASMR videos.

I asked her if she would also be interested in creating a top ten list of tips for new ASMR artists as a way to share the experience and wisdom she gained from producing all those videos.

Deni agreed and provided an impressive list of helpful advice for new artists, which may also contain some helpful nuggets for established artists.

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Viewers of live ASMR videos may soon be able to feel the touch of an ASMR artist with Flex-N-Feel gloves

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian ResponseVideo ASMR artists can directly stimulate ASMR in viewers with gentle sounds, soft voices, and comforting visuals.

But they have been unable to directly stimulate the sensation of touch through a video.  And touch may be the strongest trigger of ASMR.

Could there be a way to feel the touch of someone who is in another room or even in another country?

Yes.

Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have designed gloves called Flex-N-Feel to be worn by individuals at separate locations.  When one person Flexes their fingers in the gloves, the other person Feels the touch via vibrotactile sensations on their skin.

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Amazon’s Alexa can now whisper, is this the first virtual ASMR artist?

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityAlexa is a virtual assistant created by Amazon which runs on the  Amazon Echo devices.

Users interact with Alexa by voice command to initiate many actions such as; set alarms, play music, podcasts, or audiobooks, create to-do lists, and inquire about the weather, traffic, news, and other information.

Until now, Alexa’s voice has been a spoken female voice, but Amazon has just added the ability for Alexa to whisper.  Alexa will also be able to take a breath to pause for emphasis and adjust her rate, pitch and volume.

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Interview with Deni ASMRCZ, an ASMR artist offering live ASMR sessions.

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityDenisa “Deni” Vondruskova is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at Palacky University, Olomouc in the Czech Republic.

Deni is also an ASMR artist. She creates recorded videos for her YouTube channel Deni ASMRCZ, and she also offers live video ASMR sessions.

I was excited to be able to interview Deni because I’ve been interested in talking to more artists who are offering live ASMR sessions.

In my interview with Deni she points out the paradox of her two most popular videos, her inspiration for offering recorded and live ASMR, how her live ASMR sessions differ from her ASMR videos, the challenges of providing live ASMR sessions, and how her efforts are helping others.

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Libby Copeland visits Whisperlodge for a live ASMR experience

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityLibby Copeland lives in Westchester, NY, USA and has a BA degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

She has been a staff reporter, editor, and/or writer for The Washington Post, Slate, New York Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Glamour, as well as, made appearances on MSNBC, CNN, and NPR.

Libby also has a strong interest in ASMR.

She recently traveled to Brooklyn, NY to experience one of the first live, in-person, professional ASMR services called Whisperlodge, and then wrote about it for New York Magazine.

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