Interface Cultures Symposium
Erika Mondria // Brain-interaction Art
Friday, 03 of June 2022 // 09:45 – 19:00
Research, Economy and Science
Curated by Erika Mondria in cooperation with Interface Cultures, Kunstuniversität Linz,
Fraunhofer Network for Science, Art and Design and Ars Electronica Center.
Our brain cells send bioelectrical signals, millions of them produce measurable oscillations. With today’s neurotechnologies, these brainwaves can be recorded not only precisely but also in real time. How the different measuring methods work, and which applications could use brain data? Talks from the fields of medicine, research, neuroscience, art and commerce explain the relevance and importance of recording and using bioelectrical signals from the human brain.
Workshops and demos allow visitors to experience neurotechnologies such as the so-called brain-computer interfaces (BCI) on site. Learn to send commands to the computer via your scalp or immerse yourself in a virtual “VR and Brain loop” and enter into the Science-Art-Research-Experiment of synchronising brain frequencies with other people.
Date: 3 June 2022
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ars Electronica Str. 1, 4040 Linz
Sky – Loft 4th floor (Lift, Restaurant Cubus)
Lectures: 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch break: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Brain-Interaction-Art Demo/WS: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Panel discussion: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Erika Mondria is a certified mental trainer. Studies: Transmedial Space and Cultural Studies in Linz, Fine Arts Sculpture in London and Marseille. From 2009 to 2019 she headed the Ars Electronica BrainLab. Her research focus is on the reciprocity of internal body processes and their external environment. She develops transformative techniques that make internal “silent action” a tangible and visible experience. Besides her lecturing, research, and consulting activities, she works at Ars Electronica as a supervisor for Brain Projects