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Digitized Meditation Sessions Become Brain-Powered Art [Video]

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"Biomediation" compares the brain to an art creation machine.

Ross Brooks
  • 4 april 2014


Biomediation is a performance project that tracks a performer’s brainwaves while they meditated, and turns the neural activity into a piece of stunning visual art.
Joao Beira and Yago de Quay use an EEG headset to capture the cognitive and emotional experiences, which are then translated into sound and video compositions.

In addition to the EEG headset, the project uses a complicated system that integrates the mind of the user with a depth-sensor camera that is based on technology very similar to the Xbox Kinect.

“This technology lets you actually use your brain and thoughts as an interface for creative content to establish a way to express sounds and visualizations,” said Beira in an interview with the Daily Texan.

Meditation has countless benefits that include reduced anxiety, heightened creativity, and improved memory, and now we can add art creation to the list as well. The project is also an attempt by the artists to connect body and brain activity, merging the physical world with the psychic dimension.

Words can only do the idea so much justice, so be sure to watch the psychedelic video below:

Biomediation

Source: Prosthetic Knowledge, Daily Texan

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