Anyone who’s into science, psychology and interactive experiences is set to be blown away by an upcoming exhibition at the Design Museum.
The London attraction is about to launch an incredible ASMR-themed space which will have the top of your head tingling as you experience different sounds and sensations.
If you’re unsure of what ASMR is, it stands for autonomous sensory meridian response and it exploded on YouTube and TikTok in recent years.
Video creators make content that involves quiet, soothing sounds that is thought to help people fall asleep – and trigger “tingles” which you feel all over your body.
Whispers, crackled, low amplified sounds and even eating or role play videos can trigger the response.
The phrase was coined in 2010, reports the Metro, and, it’s certainly proved popular as popular ASMR-artists like Gentle Whispering and ASMR PPOMO have in excess of 2million subscribers on YouTube.
Meanwhile on TikTok the hashtag ASMR has 318.3billion views.
Now, the Design Museum will let you experience ASMR from the other side of the screen with the exhibition “Weird Sensation Feels Good: The World of ASMR”.
The world's first ASMR exhibition it might just give you a “brain orgasm” – a tingly feeling that begins on the scalp and trickles down your spine.
The Design Museum website stated: “Millions around the world are part of an online community who experience ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response): a physical sensation of euphoria or deep calm, sometimes a tingling in the body, triggered through sound, touch, and movement.
“This is the first exhibition of its kind to lift the world of ASMR out from your screen and into physical space.
“Step into an acoustically tuned environment and understand how people are using new and existing tools and materials to navigate our complex world.”
As it’s interactive, it will feature work from Björk and Bob Ross, a performative installation by Tobias Bradford, an interactive commission by Marc Teyssier, and works by YouTubers including The Slo Mo Guys, HidaMari Cooking and 슈앤트리 SHU AND TREE.
The 12 main exhibits will look at the “culture, community and creativity of the movement”.
And, you can even make your own ASMR content in an interactive studio.
So fans get to try and cause tingles for themselves.
According to streaming service Deezer, 33% of ASMR fans said they used the videos for comfort and to relax while 27% used it to reduce stress.
And, the top three ASMR sounds in the UK were scissor cutting, breathing and rustling things.
Tickets can be bought from designmuseum.org from May 13 and will cost £9.50 on weekdays and £10.90 on weekends.
Student discounts are available and you can buy family tickets from £21.
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