Artists from fields as diverse as performance, music composition and dance are opening routes to create new audiovisual forms via Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). Transmission explores new strategies and existing avenues in the field of brainwave interpretation for arts and research. Funding from BU Fusion Fund and Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE), the project hosts a two-day symposium to debate synergies, current developments and future objectives on the intersection between art and technology.
Transmission brings together artists and researchers in the field of BCI visualisation and sonification, providing the opportunity to present ongoing projects, exchange ideas and to define the cornerstones of future developments. The Transmission Symposium offers a worldwide unique forum for an emerging network between arts and science.
The two-day event will be held at Bournemouth University’s Executive Business Center on the 4th of February and the 22nd of April 2015.
Transmission – 1st Symposium on Brainwave Visualisation and Sonification Art
In February 2015, Bournemouth University proudly hosted the 1st Symposium on Brainwave Visualisation and Sonification Art – Transmission Symposium. CDE Research Engineer Oliver Gingrich orchestrated the event in collaboration with his supervisory team Zhidong Xiao and Alain Renaud. Oliver and Alain are both members of the Analema Group, which is a London-based arts collective.
Here, Oliver reflects on the event and gives insight into future activities.
The Transmission Symposium pioneered a unique forum for artists and academics in brainwave research and the Arts. Bringing together top scientists from Cambridge, Goldsmith, and UCL with artists from fields as diverse as performance, digital art and music. Transmission opened new ground for the Media School’s growing pool of media artists. Discussing strategies to create new audiovisual forms via Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), Transmission explored brainwave research for the arts. Bournemouth University’s Media School, a center for excellence in media production, hosted this 2-day conference to debate synergies, current developments and future objectives on the intersection between art and technology.
TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT: DR EMILIE BALLAGUER-BALLESTER, DR GUSTAV KUHN, DR MICK GRIERSON, DR HANNAH CRITCHLOW, PROF NILLIE LAVIE, LUCIANA HAILL, TONY STEFFERT
Watch the video below of the 1st Transmission Symposium in February 2015.
Following the success of the 1st Transmission, a second symposium took place in April 2015. Bringing together artists and researchers in the field of cognition and digital technologies, This Transmission offered a worldwide unique forum for an emerging network between arts and science. The symposium provided the opportunity to present on-going projects, exchange ideas and to define the cornerstones of future developments.
Check out the video below of the 2nd Transmission Symposium in April 2015.
Although Oliver has been busy writing up his Thesis and preparing for his Viva, he is planning a paper on the Transmission subject with a view to publishing the results of the experiment, so look out for more Transmission activity over the coming months.
Oliver Gingrich, the Centre for Digital Entertainment and Bournemouth University, would like to thank all of the guest speakers, artists who took part in the Art Exhibition and those who attended the symposium. Further information on the guest speakers and artists can be found in the links below.
Emili Ballaguer-Ballester – Computational Neuroscience Lab – BU
Mick Grierson – Goldsmith University
Luciana Haill – Artist in Residence Sussex University
Tony Steffert – Neurofeedback Practitioner
Anna Troisi – Bournemouth University
Dr Hannah Critchlow – University of Cambridge
Professor Nillie Lavie – UCL
Dr Gustav Kuhn – formerly Goldsmiths University, currently at the University of Plymouth