LornaLAB: Neurosignalling. Hafnarhus. Saturday 14 April, 1 - 5 p.m.
LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum hosts its third workshop this year, moderated by artist Halldor Ulfarsson. The workshop will focus on the theme of neurosignalling with introductions from various speakers including Deepa Lyengar at MindGames.
Neurosignalling is a science that aims to perfect the use of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) in order to manipulate computer-controlled devices using the human brain. These BCIs "read" brainwaves through electroencelography (EEG) in order to create an interface that allows command of the desired device through the mind. (EEG is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp, measuring voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain). Neurosignaling has offered new possibilities for both the scientific community and the creative industry at large. With new and cheaper products on the market, both artists and computer game programmers are increasingly experimenting with the technique with interesting results.
Deepa Lyengar will introduce new developments at Mindgames (www.mindgames.is), who have evolved computer games controlled with the mind. Afterwards, artist Halldór Úlfarsson will bring an EEG recorder for participants to try out and introduce his own interest in the technique for artistic means.
LornaLAB is a newly founded (late summer 2010) forum for the creative use of technology. Its current function is information, resource and inspiration sharing which has taken the form of lectures, fieldtrips and workshops in its short life to date. Among its members are industrial designers, art theorists, computer scientists, AI researchers, music theorists and new media artists to name a few. For further information visit: www.reykjavikmedialab.is . The workshop is free of charge and open to everyone.
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