Saturday, April 4, 2015

Artist uses Brain Waves of her emotions to manipulate water


“Eunoia” is a performance that uses my brainwaves -- collected via EEG sensor-- to manipulate the motions of water. It derives from the Greek word “ey” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”. EEG is a brainwave detecting sensor. It measures frequencies of my brain activity (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Theta) relating to my state of consciousness while wearing it. The data collected from EEG is translated in realtime to modulate vibrations of sound with using software programs. EEG sends the information of my brain activity to Processing, which is linked with Max/MSP to receive data and generate sound from Reaktor." - Lisa Park

American-born raised in South Korea, Park currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA in Fine Arts Media from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. She also holds an MPS form the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

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