Cinematica is a digital art project using an EEG monitor in conjunction with an XY pen plotter to create visual art. The participant is invited to wear the EEG headset and their brain data will then be sent to the plotter giving it directions in which to draw, producing in the end a ‘mind-controlled’ drawing.
EEG data was streamed from the Muse Brain-Sending Headband via OSC into Max 8, where it was used to alter parameters of shapes that had been pre-programmed and sent to the Axidraw plotter with the serial object using Axidraw's EBB commands.
The aim of the project was to provide an accessible way for people with limited motor skills to create tangible, physical pieces of art without needing the use of their hands.
This project was developed during a residency supported by Talking Birds in Coventry, UK and was first presented at the Hello Cov exhibition in July 2019.