NEURALinterface: Generative Interactions & Mind Music with your Brainwaves

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  • Workshop Statement

    Have you ever wondered what your brain sounds like? In this 5-hour workshop participants will explore fascinating ways of augmenting their consciousness with brainwave monitors, using portable EEG interfaces such as IBVA, ThinkGear and MindWaves’. After introducing and exploring the equipment, you will work in small groups to monitor changes in your consciousness with the devices in an interactive experiment, and go onto collaboratively create musical compositions, interactive visuals and even develop an audio/visual performance utilising and augmenting real-time signals from your brains. No prior programming experience is required as we will learn to use and manipulate patches in a visual programming language called Quartz Composer (or MAX/MSP, PureData or MatLab may be accommodated if you are conversant), to access your data from the brainwave monitors and visualisers provided. This workshop is open to composers, computer musicians, performers, neuroscientists, brain hackers and programmers alike as there are no specific prerequisite technical skills. Participants may bring their own laptop computer. You will capture and keep your own recorded brainwaves and creative compositions to take home with you. ibva.co.uk   unnecessaryresearch.org