The Royal Geographical Society will be holding their Annual International Conference in London, from August 29 to September 1, 2017.
One of the sessions being planned for the conference is titled, “Soundscapes of Wellbeing”. This session will focus on the different ways in which people experience or perceive certain therapeutic benefits from interactions with sound.
And yes, they are interested in incorporating information about ASMR into this session from ASMR researchers.
This is exciting news for several reasons, including that this may be the first international conference to include ASMR on their agenda.
Libby 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.
Jonathan Fitas is a professional composer and sound designer, and a recent graduate from the University of Marne-La-Vallée & National Institute of Audiovisual in Paris, France.
He focused his Master’s dissertation on ASMR and titled it, “Introduction and reflection on the place and role of sound in ASMR.”
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Ritz Crackers has recently joined the growing list of big name companies which have created ASMR-inspired ads.
Dove chocolate released two ASMR-inspired ads in November 2015, Pepsi posted a short ASMR-inspired ad in April 2016, and KFC launched an ASMR-inspired ad in July 2016.
The Ritz Crackers video ad is in Korean but it clearly communicates the universal language of ASMR.
Matthew Wilson lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has his BSc Honors in Management and Leadership from Ulster University, Northern Ireland.
He currently works in the retail industry and launched his new website, ASMRbar.com in January 2016.
The website is a wonderful buffet of all forms of ASMR media. You can explore and experience ASMR (and ASMR-related) videos, albums, podcasts, apps, books, audiobooks, and even news.
Flo has his Master’s Degree in German and currently teaches German at a college in Paris.
He also creates ASMR videos for his YouTube channel, Paris ASMR.
Flo became inspired to create a video which merged together relaxing music, tingly French whispers, scenes of Paris, and hypnotic street dancing.
A short article about ASMR was posted this week on a website run by the National Sleep Foundation (a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, USA).
This is very important because it may be the largest, and perhaps the first, education and science-focused organization to not only acknowledge ASMR, but to encourage people to try ASMR for relaxation and insomnia.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has recently joined the small group of big name companies that have created ASMR-inspired ads.
Dove chocolate released two ASMR-inspired ads in November 2015 and Pepsi posted a short ASMR-inspired ad in April 2016.
And now Colonel Sanders continues the big name tingle-athon.
Sarah Burton attended Penn State in Pennsylvania, USA and received a B.A. in Journalism, a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Media Studies.
She is currently living in Brooklyn, New York where she performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and is also a humor writer for Buzzfeed.
Sarah is also the voice behind the new Buzzfeed video series, “ASMR News Now”.