Artist Performs Using Brainwaves To Water-Manipulating Vibrations

Is art that leaps instantaneously from the brain purer than any forms that came before? In her project Eunoia, New York-based Lisa Park meditates while wearing a Neurosky EEG sensor which transposes her brain activity into sound. Projected through five speakers, the output creates intricate designs in several shallow pools of water:

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  • jnana

    glittering objects of novelty.
    no different than those birds that collect candy wrappers to line their nests.
    I can only hope that in my lifetime people will look back at this period of addiction to technovelty the same way we look back at 80s hairdos.

    • http://www.facebook.com/adamas.macalz Adamas Macalz

      art should be it’s own reward, and I wouldn’t call it an addiction, more of our creative desire finally having the tools to do whatever the hell it wants

      • jnana

        Depending on technology to express yer “creativity” is kinda sad. Everything you need to express creative desire is already there. You don’t need to wait on the next big consumerist creation to create something original. In fact, it tends to turn all around it into grey goo. The medium determines the art, and tech mediums create tech crap. Except when they subvert the tech medium. That is actually something.

        • http://www.facebook.com/adamas.macalz Adamas Macalz

          the creation of the machine itself was what I was referring to, though the only practical use I could think of for this would be to get used to shifting brainwave states, but you could do that with meditation… The way I see it, as technology becomes more advanced the technology itself is becoming an artform.
          Can we build the tower of Babel, and if we can, how High can we build it?
          yes, many people will use it in place of their “augment” their own creativity, but let’s face it, they were probably crap artist to begin with(as in someone with the depth of meaning you would find in certain species of Salmon)
          If Icarus’s wings weren’t made of Wax, How High would he have gotten?

        • http://www.facebook.com/adamas.macalz Adamas Macalz

          the creation of the machine itself was what I was referring to, though the only practical use I could think of for this would be to get used to shifting brainwave states, but you could do that with meditation… The way I see it, as technology becomes more advanced the technology itself is becoming an artform.
          Can we build the tower of Babel, and if we can, how High can we build it?
          yes, many people will use it in place of their “augment” their own creativity, but let’s face it, they were probably crap artist to begin with(as in someone with the depth of meaning you would find in certain species of Salmon)
          If Icarus’s wings weren’t made of Wax, How High would he have gotten?

    • Simon Valentine

      better off becoming a professional who does this for cinema effects. a performance indicating … what? control? emotions? power? like anything that people find useless, leave it to hype to actually prove useless. and invaluable. and life. all at the same time.

      • jnana

        That is all that technology implies…control and power. But it is the illusion of it and the fearful grasping for it. Technophiles need to relax and accept what is, to transcend what is. They believe they are transcending but instead only going deeper into the mire

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      yeah i thought this was kinda stupid. Why don’t we just take a couple notch-filters of a guy blowing into a microphone, and amplify it to big pools of water, you’d get similar effects.

      If you’re really trying to be all zen, do you need to constantly be looking at an externally overdesigned feedback mechanism? or can you know your mind is calm when it feels calm?

  • Hocketeer

    Technology fetish for spoiled kids, very pretentious, here come the robo sapiens

  • Angelobg

    Should have used ferromagnetic fluid.