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Mind-controlled clouds

At 11.11 on 11.11.11, in St Petersburg, Russia, there is an event called Clearing clouds game event. People will get together to clear clouds in the sky of St. Petersburg with their collective consciousness.

“The process of the game is a kind of meditation, there are no rules, but emotional enthusiasm, sense of joy and harmony, the unity of everything surrounding are guaranteed. These emotions stay forever in the soul of each person, who once experienced the state “I have done it!”, “I have succeeded!”, “Yes, it is possible!” Just these feelings are the main point of the game”, — the event organizers claim:)

Mind-machine-music connection

With the help of  EEG brainwave scanning technology a new-media performance group called MiND (Music in Neural Dimensions) explores the mind-machine-music connection. Imagination becomes tangible. Now there is an artist, a thought process, and a dynamic medium that actively interfaces with the very thought processes of the artist himself, a form of expression that drastically reshapes the way we conceive of the creative process.

Brain Jazz # 2

During the performance brain computer interactive system measures performer’s electroencephalogram (EEG), which is a complex signal and an important brain state indicator. It is registered by means of electrodes placed on the scalp. The system is analyzing and interpreting incoming data into the process of generation and development of the flexible musical structure.

Galleries scan visitors’ brainwaves in an experimental performance

The Artist is Present – an art performance made by Marina Abramovich in New York and Moscow. The artist sits motionless in the gallery, inviting visitors to sit across from her in silent meditation.

Then the another installation, called Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze, measures the brain activity of visitors who were sitting across Abramovich during the first performance.

The collected data will be archived so that other scientists can study the «magic» that happens when two people share eye contact, and the viewing public will be able to observe this activity. Continue reading