Presenting ‘Wind in Trees’ Soundscape at the Linnean Society London (Tree Cultures)
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by coreopulence
2d ago
On 29th Feb 2024 I had the opportunity to present my PhD research at the Linnean Society London, focusing on my soundscape titled ‘Wind in Trees.’ Wind in Trees explores how the sound of wind hitting the trees can promote relaxation. Likewise, I pair this soundscape with photography to stimulate the senses to encourage a deeper sense of online nature emersion. During my talk, I showcased the creative process on how to make a nature soundscape, as well as provided a brief overview of meditation walks, and the benefits and outcomes of these walks. About the Linnean Society: The Linnean Society o ..read more
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The Zero Suicide Alliance Training Course
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by coreopulence
1M ago
As a lecturer, the responsibility goes beyond imparting knowledge; it extends to ensuring the well-being of students, colleagues, and the community at large. One crucial aspect of mental health that may go undiscussed is suicide, or suicide prevention. Often, this topic is hard to put into words, and we might not know what the ‘right’ thing to say is. Recognizing the importance of this issue, I recently completed the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) training course, and I am compelled to encourage others to take advantage of this free resource: https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/suicide-awareness ..read more
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Visiting Lecturer Profile Now Published
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by coreopulence
2M ago
I am thrilled to be working with Regents University London, where my academic profile is now available to view! View my profile here: Madison Miller | Regent’s University London (regents.ac.uk) I am especially excited to utilize my skills in theory and practice to assist undergraduate and postgraduate students in elevating their critical thinking abilities in the areas of media, marketing, technology, and creativity. Being a VL offers a valuable opportunity to actively contribute to the academic community, creating an environment where knowledge and practical expertise come together to enhance ..read more
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Mental Health Foundation’s Image Library: Nature Walk Contributions
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by coreopulence
2M ago
In February 2024, the Mental Health Foundation will introduce the Mental Health Foundation Image Library, a collection of images depicting individuals tending to their mental well-being. I contributed photographs of mental health nature walks, a vital part of my PhD research exploring the effects of meditation walks on anxiety reduction and relaxation. Using a Canon EOS Rebel camera and the Adobe suite for edits, these images are set to become part of the library. The upcoming library is expected to be a useful resource, providing a variety of images genuinely depicting people involved in act ..read more
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Enhancing PhD Research in Nature Soundscapes with AI, Creativity and Exploration
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by coreopulence
6M ago
In the realm of academia and research, the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exploration has opened up new dimensions for scholars across various disciplines. For those delving into the captivating realm of nature soundscapes, integrating AI into their research toolkit can lead to innovative insights and creative possibilities. In this blog post, I will delve into my experiences to enhance my PhD research using AI courses and tools. The Power of AI Courses in Shaping Research Education is the foundation of progress, and in the age of AI, harnessing its potential requi ..read more
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Core Opulence Nature Soundscape Blog Named Top 10 Soundscape Music Blog for 2023 by Feedspot
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by coreopulence
8M ago
I am beyond thrilled to share the incredible news that my PhD nature soundscape blog, Core Opulence, has been selected by the esteemed panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 10 Soundscape Music Blogs on the web for 2023. This remarkable achievement not only fills my heart with joy and gratitude but also holds a profound significance as it is an integral part of my ongoing PhD project. Core Opulence is an ever-evolving journey, deeply intertwined with my research, field recordings, and even my own mental health fluctuations. With immense excitement, I embrace this honor and extend my heartfel ..read more
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Finding Solace in Nature’s Healing Symphony: Navigating a Back Injury during My PhD Journey
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by coreopulence
8M ago
This blog shares my experiences and milestones as I navigate the challenging yet rewarding path of earning my PhD. This journey isn’t just about documenting successes; it’s also about acknowledging setbacks. In early June 2023, I encountered a significant obstacle—a back injury. This unforeseen setback tested my resilience, impacting various aspects of my life, including my ability to attend university. In this blog post, I will share my journey of coping with immense pain, adapting my work routine, and finding solace in the healing power of nature. The Diagnosis: Following debilitating back ..read more
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Rediscovering Nature: A Healing Journey from a Herniated Disc
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by coreopulence
9M ago
In life, unexpected events can abruptly change our course, leading us down paths we never anticipated. Such was the case for me when a herniated disc left me bedbound, unable to enjoy the simple pleasure of a walk in the park. However, through perseverance, pain management, and a deep connection with nature, I embarked on a healing journey that ultimately allowed me to reconnect with the beauty of the world around me. The Initial Setback During what was supposed to be a tranquil meditation walk, an ill-timed sneeze resulted in a blown-out back. The excruciating pain immobilized me, forcing me ..read more
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How Museum Visits Elevate Artists’ Creative Vision: A trip to the National Gallery
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by coreopulence
9M ago
Museums have long been revered as treasure troves of artistic brilliance, housing the creations of renowned masters throughout history. A visit to a museum, like the National Gallery, can be a profound and transformative experience for artists and creative individuals. The vibrant colors, captivating brushstrokes, and carefully curated layouts found within the halls of these institutions have the potential to ignite new sparks of inspiration and propel artistic endeavors to new heights. In this blog post, I will explore how the act of viewing art in museums can influence and enrich the work of ..read more
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Enhancing Nature’s Harmony: Unveiling the Fusion of AI-Generated Photos and Soundscapes
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by coreopulence
10M ago
I installed the Photoshop Beta which includes the selection tool AI generator. Below are some raw images from my Canon EOS camera paired with various AI generated images. In today’s fast-paced and digitally-driven world, finding moments of tranquility and connection with nature can be a challenge. However, with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), we now have the remarkable opportunity to create captivating visual experiences that amplify the beauty of nature. By combining AI-generated photos with curated soundscapes, we can transport ourselves into a realm where the senses intertwine ..read more
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