脑电站1号 | Brain Station 1

脑感装置
神经工程艺术项目
吴珏辉 / 肉媒体 + 清华大学神经工程实验室
Brain Sensing Installation
Neural Engineering Art Project
Wu Juehui / MeatMedia + Laboratory of Neural Engineering of Tsinghua Univ.
2011

我们探索“脑能”在新媒体艺术中的基因排列,架设个体、群体、生命体、非生命体间的“情感接口”,尝试身体─脑─媒体之间的游戏规则,最终呈现为“脑电站”系列作品。生物的潜意识流只能在脑的黑匣子里封闭涌动?我们尝试“点燃”脑,使意识的微弱波动增幅并赤裸呈现 。在前沿脑机接口(Brain-Computer Interface)的链接下,个体生物能转化为光电能,头脑被异化为灯泡,成为可见光辐射源。受抽象声波干扰个体情绪后,脑机接口捕捉脑部意识的反馈,最后映射到灯泡的明暗变化。随着情绪波动而变幻的光,也在个体周围结成辐射性的情绪力场,由此完成输入与输出、感性与理性之间的能量的链式反应。该项目是TASML(清华大学艺术与科学中心媒体实验室)的试点项目之一,是艺术家与科学家的一次头脑对接。在此,脑机接口不但是一种物理接口,更是一种跨领域的意识接口。清华大学神经工程实验室

神经工程实验室建立于2004年,它隶属于清华大学医学院生物医学工程系,也是生物医学研究所的一部分。神经工程是一门神经科学和工程学的交叉学科。正是基于此,研究所确立了其研究目标,即:一,致力于神经系统科学研究中各学科技术平台的搭建;二,致力于临床诊断和神经学治疗方面的新方法的研究。研究所的主要研究领域包括脑机接口(Brain-computer Interface,BCI),脑功能成像及神经信息编码等。

媒介 / 电极、半透明外壳、灯泡、控制电路、程序、声音、头戴系统
尺寸 / 可变

We explore the possibility of using“brain power” in new media art by constructing “emotional interfaces” between the individual and the group, the organism and the non-organism, in experimentation of a game among body — brain — media. Is the subconsciousness of the living organism only confined to spaces of the mind’s black box? We attemp to ignite the mind, by amplifying the weak brainwaves and translating them into real-world events.

On the basis of the cutting-edge Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology, the biological energy (the electrical activities of the brain) is transformed to a photovoltaic energy: the brain activity is expressed by a light bulb, an emitting source of visible light. When the individual’s moods are affected by abstract sound waves, the BCI captures the reactions of the mind, and projects the brain activity to a light bulb. The light intensity of the bulb changes in accordance to the individual’s mood, forming an emotional force field surrounding the individual, further impacting upon his/her mood. In this process, a chain reaction of energy transfer between input and output, sensibility and sense is established.

“Brain Station” is not only one of TASML’s (Tsinghua Art & Science Media Laboratory) pilot projects, but also an interface between artists and scientists. Here, the brain-computer interface is beyond a physical interface: it is an interface of consciousness between different disciplines.

Visitors experience “Brain Station No.1”by wearing the bulb-like device. the neural electrodes on the participant’s forehead will capture the brainwaves in real time. The Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) will then interpret the brainwaves and the extracted information will be projected onto a light bulb, influencing the amount of light emitted. The participant’s brain activity will be externalized as a photovoltaic reaction, thus creating an immersive reactionary experience.

Laboratory of Neural Engineering, Tsinghua University
The Institute of Neural Engineering, established in 2004, is part of the Institutes of Biomedicine and also in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University. Neural Engineering is an area of research at the interface between neuroscience and engineering. The mission of the institute is to establish an interdisciplinary technical platform for neuroscience research and to provide novel solutions for clinical diagnosis and treatment in neurology. The main research areas of the institute are brain-computer Interface, functional brain imaging, neural information decoding, etc.

Medium / Electrode, Translucent shell, Lamp, Control circuit, Program, Sound, Wearable system
Size / Variable

项目团队
肉媒体 / 吴珏辉、邵鼎
清华大学神经工程实验室 / 洪波、张丹、胥红来、郑霄
技术支持 / 汪丰、郭浩赟

支持
TASML | 清华大学艺术科学中心媒体实验室

Project Team
MeatMedia / Wu Juehui, Shao Ding
Laboratory of Neural Engineering / Hong Bo, Zhang Dan, Xu Honglai, Zheng Xiao
Technical Support / Wang Feng, Guo Haoyun

Support
TASML | Tsinghua University Art & Science Center Media Lab

展览
延展生命-国际新媒体艺术三年展,中国美术馆,北京
Exhibition
Translife – International Triennial of New Media Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Links
http://neuro.med.tsinghua.edu.cn/eng/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=165&Itemid=26
http://bme.med.tsinghua.edu.cn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=455&Itemid=90

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