Starting point and inspiration

Eunoia

Artist Lisa Park manipulates water with the power of her mind in the performative art project “Eunoia”. She explores the potential of man overcoming the limits of his body and she approaches states of vulnerability, self-control and liberation.

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With the use of an EEG headset she monitors the activity of her brain during mediation and translates this data in water vibration. The data retrieved is eye movement along with the delta, theta, alpha, and beta waves of her brain.

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The brain data above is viewed in charts and graphs via the use of a simple Processing sketch.

The artist translates the” brainwaves into sound waves by linking Processing with Max/MSP and Reaktor, where the megahertz from her brain are turned into deep, echo-y, trance-inducing audio”. This way she manages to transform the sounds into vibrations.

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Apart from the presentation of the data, the artist creates a simple visual metaphor to help the audience understand better the effects of her brain activity. For this reason she uses 5 metal dishes filled with water, each dish representing a particular emotion.

“The Ascent” Art Installation

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A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students has created a system that pairs an EEG headset with a 3-D theatrical flying harness, allowing users to “fly” by controlling their thoughts.

Mind pool

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Staalhemel installation

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Montage Cinema Revived by the EMO-Synth

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I think, therefore it flies: Orbit helicopter is
controlled by your deepest thoughts

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INsideOUT: Real-time media EEG performance

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Mind Mirror: vimeo.com/66015896

Mind-reading headband sends brainwaves via Bluetooth: www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-10/29/mind-reading-headband

CAVE-CAD Integration with Neuroscience Research Technology: www.calit2.net/newsroom/release.php?id=1873

Tangible feelings/EEG and biofeedback for the arts: tangible-feelings.wikispaces.com/

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves: www.ted.com/talks/tan_le_a_headset_that_reads_your_brainwaves.html

Raghava KK: Bringing art to life: ed.ted.com/on/0BtBT3vt

EMOTIV applications

EMOTIV overview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7CiiWBwMgw#t=0

Smartphone Brain Scanner: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_66KAOzXhU#t=20

iMotions AttentionTool Mobile Eye Tracking and EEG: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsZxzgBVqUQ#t=34

NeuroLINK Neuro Gaming Demonstration: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFACnB4pss0#t=25

DJ Fresh & Mindtunes: A track created only by the mind: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgfxKZiSCDQ#t=3

Audiovisual examples

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Biosensory feedback

Pulse Spiral

Pulse Spiral

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INTIMACY

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The Blubelle Dress

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Kinetic Dress by CuteCircuit

 

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