Experimental Art with Brain Controlled Interface
Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion. Tania Fraga, Mauro Pichiliani, Donizetti Louro
This essay presents experimental computer artworks using Brain Controlled Interface (BCI). It points to a preliminary contextualization and general development emphasizing affective, sensory, poetic and aesthetic experiences intermediated by mindware devices. BCI offers a new research art field using a low-cost neuro system to explore human mind’s untapped potential. A BCI for a Java3D framework allowed to arrive at the concept of exoendogenous interactivity. The main contribution of this essay is the novel use of affective quantified data to provide emotional feedback to computers and participants while experimenting an art piece, intertwining human affective states with computational autonomous processes. May one say that computer agents, by capturing world percepts, perceive the human mind activity? Possible answers to this question may open poetic and aesthetic research fields for artists, leading to a better understanding of how computers collect and respond to emotional states within human minds.