Synergy


Interactive installation based on neuro-bio feedback loop using EPOC Emotiv Headsets.

Concept, research, graphic design, interface design, installation and web design >> Saša Spačal
Concept, programming, visualisation and sound design >> Tadej Droljc
Concept, neuroscience coordinator, EEG analysis, project member >> Simon Brežan, dr. med., MD

Synergy is a neural machine prototype that enables us to reprogram human brain via brain-computer interface. At the same time, it is also an audiovisual object that reflects ourselves as well as our interaction with others. This neural machine invites us to become present in the »here and now«, as this is the only way we are able to control it via neuroheadsets that measure our brain electrical activity – EEG. In the neurochamber we connect to the machine as a neural impulse generator and ignite an infinite neuro-bio-feedback loop that can reprogram our neuroplastic brains by experiencing and controlling two responsive audiovisual objects in a virtual 3D space. Audiovisual convergence or divergence reflect synchrony or asynchrony of brain waves generated by two users, through which we learn and develop our synergetic potential, our ability for cooperation and harmonization, which is essential in the evolutionary pressure of current geopolitical situation.

Production >> Multimedia center Cyberpipe
The project was supported by >> Ministry of culture RS and Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture

kiberpipa.org/synergy/

How did this project use Max?

Max was used for generating 3D graphics, sound synthesis, user interface and also as a "logistic center", where all components of the installation came together. For more details please see the attached scheme.