脑电站2号 | Brain Station 2

脑电站2号
脑电感应装置
神经工程媒体艺术项目
肉媒体 + 清华大学神经工程实验室
Brain Station 2
Brain Sensing Installation
Neural Engineering Media Art Project
MeatMedia +
Laboratory of Neural Engineering, Tsinghua Univ.
2012

“脑电站2号”受邀参加美国硅谷 2012 ZERO1 新媒体双年展。

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

观众头戴脑机接口(BCI),它将捕捉来自观众视觉皮层的脑波信号(Brain wave),使得眼睛的睁开和闭合成为切换感知模式的开关。

闭眼将点亮近在咫尺的灯泡,光的穿透力使我们依然感受它的存在,却无法清晰辨识,在我们脱离视觉的同时,我们将更全面的感受周围,感知模式的切换带领我们进入冥想状态。光似乎是来自你的内部世界,和自身形成一种共鸣,随着闭眼的持续,光将越来越亮;直到我们睁开眼睛,灯泡将渐渐熄灭,同时我们也逐步回到现实。

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

Audience are required to wear BCI, which captures brain wave from visual cortex, turning opening and closure of eyes as a perception mode switch.

Closing eyes light the bulb within a short distance. The light permeates, and we can still sense it with eyes closed. Though we cannot identify it with a clear visual image, the absence of visual senses allow us to perceive the surroundings even more thoroughly. This switch in perception mode takes us to a moment of meditation.

You feel as if the light came from within your body and resonated with yourself. The longer you close your eyes, the brighter the light becomes. The bulb will not switch off until we open our eyes, while bringing us back to the reality.

ZERO1 双年展 | ZERO1 BIENNIAL 2012

2012 ZERO1 新媒体双年展
美国硅谷
2012 ZERO1 BIENNIAL
Silicon Valley, US
2012

“脑电站”神经工程媒体艺术项目的系列作品受邀参加美国硅谷 2012 ZERO1 新媒体双年展。届时,将展出该项目系列作品的最新版本。

时间:9月12日至12月8日
地点:美国硅谷

September 12 – December 8, 2012
Opening: September 12-16, 2012

Exploring the theme “Seeking Silicon Valley,” the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, with partners, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media, and Stanford’s Center for Creativity and the Arts.

Under the thematic Seeking Silicon Valley, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial proposes that contemporary art practice can re-imagine the idea, the place, and the experience of Silicon Valley. However, the ZERO1 Biennial is not only about the geographical region of Silicon Valley; it’s about investigating how the process of seeking can create a platform for creativity and experimentation centered in Silicon Valley while inviting contributions from around the world.

ZERO1’s Biennial exhibition, also titled Seeking Silicon Valley, will remain on display at the ZERO1 Garage from September 12 – December 8, 2012 and will serve as the network hub for all Biennial programming. The exhibition features the work of 24 artists representing 11 different countires.

Reflecting the networked nature of Silicon Valley, the exhibition structure experiments with a networked model of collaborative curation. The curatorial team includes Jaime Austin (ZERO1’s Curator and Director of Programs) as Lead Curator, and exhibition co-curators Dooeun Choi (South Korea), Gisela Domschke (Brazil), Michelle Kasprzak (Canada/the Netherlands), and Regina Möller (Germany).

Seeking Silicon Valley Artist List:
Christopher BakerLucas BambozziAram BarthollNelly Ben HayounMaurice BenayounPersijn Broersen & Margit LukácsShu Lea CheangJegan Vincent de PaulFrederik De WildeGambiologiaChristopher HaasLynn Hershman LeesonWendy JacobEduardo KacPe LangJae Rhim LeeMeatMediaMichael NajjarMarisa OlsonKarina Smigla-BobinskiHojun SongStamen DesignStephanie Syjuco, and Thomas Thwaites.

 

LINK
http://www.zero1biennial.org/content/meatmedia

脑电站 @延展生命 Brain Station @Translife 2011

脑电站
Brain Station
2011
TASML Pilot Project

Project Team:
肉媒体:吴珏辉、邵鼎、汪丰、郭浩云
清华大学神经工程实验室:洪波、张丹、胥红来、郑霄
MEATMEDIA: Wu Juehui, Shao Ding, Wang Feng, Guo Haoyun
Institute of Neural Engineering: Hong Bo, Zhang Dan, Xu Honglai, Zheng Xiao

Medium:
脑机接口(Brain-Computer Interface)、半透明外壳、发光体、穿戴系统
Brain-Computer Interface, Translucent shell, Light source, Wearable system

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。

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.

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Apostrophe Films专题采访 Interview by Apostrophe Films

“脑电站”项目接受新加坡Apostrophe Films制作的系列艺术专题节目的采访。7月5日,节目制作组赴北京清华大学脑神经工程实验室对“脑电站”项目小组的吴珏辉、邵鼎及张丹进行了一天的采访,并参观了TASML。

采访主题是艺术家和科学家如何跨界创作以及脑电站系列作品的基本理念。
在神经工程实验室实验室内,“脑电站”小组演示了脑机接口(BCI)的实验过程,并对脑电站作品的艺术观念和操作方式及可能性进行了探讨。

节目制片人Pearl对吴珏辉、邵鼎和张丹进行了个人访谈。吴珏辉和邵鼎主要介绍了“肉媒体”在新媒体领域的探索实践,以及对艺术家和科学家共同创作艺术作品方式的认知,张丹主要介绍了脑电站作品背后的神经科学知识和技术实现方式。

脑电站 Brain Power Plant 20110530

神经媒体项目的最新方案!还在深化中

头脑对撞机 Mind Collider 20110320

神经媒体项目最新的实验方案,将人与人之间的社会关系引入到实验的游戏规则中。在不断靠近的强制性对视过程中捕捉微妙的转瞬即逝的脑部反应。

公告:

神经媒体项目组正式定名为“脑电站”小组

成员:吴珏辉、邵鼎、洪波、张丹等

神经傀儡 更新 NeuroPuppet Update 20110310

最近对“神经傀儡”作品方案做了改进。同时基于BCI的另一个作品方案“头脑对撞机/Mind Collider”即将出炉。

给力!功能性电极 Functional Electrode

在武汉大学神经电极实验室主任段宴文的介绍下,我去武汉大学中南医院体验了一回功能性电刺激(Functional Electrode),是一种神经肌肉电刺激 (Neuromuscular electrical stimulation)。体验过后我只想说:很给力!我向段教授介绍了“电子傀儡”的作品方案后,段教授指出了方案中的bug,然后建议我可以用功能性电极试试。随后她马上联系了中南医院的朋友,我迫不及待地随她的学生饶立前去。功能性电极常用于运动康复,是一种辅助疗法。通过电极刺激肌肉来辅助主观运动意识,以此帮助病人完成正常的肢体动作。当医生给我贴上电极后,随着脉冲的负荷逐级上升,我的手开始不受支配了,第一根翘起来的居然是中指——在科技的驱动下,我无意识地竖起了中指,真是幽默!当脉冲强到数值8点几时,我的手定格在了一个动作上,肌肉被锁死了!

化西305:武汉大学神经电极实验室 Neural Electrodes Lab, Wuhan Univ.

“化西305”是武汉大学神经电极实验室的门牌号,就像一个神秘代码。2010年12月30日至31日,元旦前夕,我、胥红来(清华大学神经工程研究所)和郭浩云去了一趟武汉大学神经电极实验室。在那里,清华的脑机接口和武大的神经电极对接了!碰巧的是,实验室主任段宴文的丈夫是我的毕业论文导师樊小明的哥哥,有缘。在我和她的谈话过程中,材料或者说是媒介成为了大家的共同兴趣点,话题一下子展开了。她的实验室研制的干电极正是脑机接口应用所需的理想电极,不再因为导电胶而弄得满头粘糊糊的——湿电极需要导电胶作为传导介质。武大很大,景色别致,很有民国范儿。而在武大行政楼(一座民国风格建筑)的门面上,不经意间看到了赖声川相声里听来的那具红色标语:“伟大的导师伟大的领袖伟大的统帅伟大的舵手毛主席万岁”,虽然字迹暗淡,但是醒目依旧。

Endless Loop Workshop @INDAF 20100901

Endless Loop Workshop 作为INDAF 2010 感觉训练(Sense Exercise)展览中的一个环节,于2010年9月1日在韩国仁川的展览现场进行,由我和张丹主持。这是关于Endless Loop神经媒体项目的第一次workshop,有艺术家和策展人参加。期间,我们介绍了有关项目的一些情况,并且演示了脑机接口和Arduino的对接。我DIY的Arduino盒子首次亮相,将脑电信号转化成一根橡皮软管的神经质般的甩动。自由对话环节中,参与者问了很多问题,张丹非常nice地一一回答!