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Cet algorithme lit presque en temps réel dans vos pensées

Cet algorithme lit presque en temps réel dans vos pensées | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Grâce à des électrodes placées sur les lobes temporaux du cerveau et à un logiciel, des chercheurs sont parvenus à décoder les signaux quasiment à la vitesse de la perception et à savoir quel type d’image une personne venait de regarder. Une avancée qui pourrait faire progresser la connaissance du fonctionnement du cerveau, avec, à la clé, une meilleure compréhension de certaines maladies et peut-être bien plus encore…


Que se passe-t-il précisément dans notre cerveau lorsque nous regardons une image que nous reconnaissons immédiatement ? Un groupe de spécialistes en neurosciences de l’université de Washington, à Seattle (États-Unis), a réalisé un pas important dans la compréhension de ce processus neurologique. Grâce à des implants au niveau des lobes temporaux et à un algorithme, ils sont parvenus à décoder les signaux cérébraux associés à la vue d’une image. Ils ont alors pu entraîner leur logiciel afin qu’il identifie quasiment en temps réel ce que la personne voyait avec un taux de réussite de près de 96 %.

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I am thinking in a room different from the one you are hearing in now by Samson Young (2011) - ‪#‎soundart‬ ‪#‎mediaart‬

Veteran composer Alvin Lucier - the first to compose music for "brainwaves" - explored the musical potential of EEG technology in Music for Solo Performer (1965).…
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10 Pieces Of Music Created With Brainwaves | By Becky Chung

10 Pieces Of Music Created With Brainwaves | By Becky Chung | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
These tech-aided, brainwave-created music experiments bring a new meaning to "straight off the dome."


EEG (electroencephalography), is a hardware technique long-used to diagnose and study epilepsy, sleep disorders, and brain death. Only recently, however, has it expanded into the prosumer realm; within the past decade companies including EmotivNeurosky, and iWinks (who we have an upcoming documentary on their EEG-based exploration of lucid dreaming) have honed in on the usability and accessibility of the technology, creating and distributing consumer-friendly prototypes like lightweight skeletal headbands and even cat ear EEGs. Pushed beyond the medical world, this rise in these brain-wave measuring devices coincides perfectly oncoming wearable revolution, and for artists, EEG technology has become a new medium; a tool for realizing near-perfect translations of creative ideas, and to observe creativity in action, straight off the dome.

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The Escalation Of Mind - a media performance by ::vtol::

A media performance involving an actor, an encephalograph, and media synthesis means electroencephalography - Emotiv EPOC, high resolution, neuro-signal acquisition and processing wireless neuroheadset data processing - Pure Data, Nord Modular, Nord Modular G2 and ::vtol:: Tx-61 MIDI interface

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neurocam wearable camera reads your brainwaves and records what interests you

Brain wave meter visualizes levels of desire, concentration, sleepiness and stress #DigInfo
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When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface

When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough in human-to-human brain interfaces. Using a non-invasive brain-to-brain setup, a researcher in one lab was able to send a signal from his brain to control the movements of a second researcher in a lab on the other side of campus. It's believed to be the first human brain-to-brain interface; previous demonstrations have featured rat-to-rat and human-to-rat communication. ...

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myconnect, interactive installation - questions division of nature-human-technology // #mediaart

myconnect, interactive installation - questions division of nature-human-technology // #mediaart | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Artwork by Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik

Myconnect is a symbiotic interspecies connector that questions anthropocentric division of nature-human-technology. With its circuit of signals and impulses, that are generated and translated by biological and technological organisms, Myconnect performs an immersive experience of symbiotic interdependence. Through this experience distinction between nature-man-technology can be seen as an arbitrary definition that serves particular biopolitical interests in human society, which can than be shamelessly wrapped in an ideology of utilitarianism and may conceal excessive exploitation.


Myconnect creates an experience of connectedness, of unqualified immersion through the sensory system of the body. The experience of symbiosis in Myconnect capsule is somewhat isolated, like microbiological cultures are isolated in a laboratory. In Myconnect symbiosis is purposefully separated from the environment in order to make it visible, audible and haptic for the visitor.


Myconnect is a neural connection, a sort of ‘tsaheylu’ from the sci-fi film Avatar. Tsaheylu means in Na’vi language a bond, a neural connection of two beings on Pandora planet formed via their neural queues. Na’vi connect to animals or plants that possess a neural whip or antenna. Neural connection can be formed also between two Na’vis during mating supposedly forming a strong, emotional, lifelong bond. Tsaheylu enables Na’vi deeper understanding of their environment since any emotion or pain is felt on both sides of the neural queues. Na’vi extend and transgress their body. They are becoming the environment thus blurring the body-environment division.

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Cogito. Exploring the cosmos by means of radio waves - interview Daniela de Paulis by Regine Debatty

Cogito. Exploring the cosmos by means of radio waves - interview Daniela de Paulis by Regine Debatty | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Over the past two years, artist Daniela de Paulis has been working with radio astronomers, radio amateurs, neuroscientists and philosophers to develop Cogito, a research project that speculates on the creative and philosophical possibilities of exploring the cosmos by means of radio waves.


She presented the first chapter of her work at BIO 50, the 24th Biennial of Design that opened a few weeks ago in Ljubljana. Cogito was part of a group of projects that explore new ways for human to connect with and explore outer space. ...

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Spintronics - L’incroyable machine à lire dans les pensées par Pierre Barthélémy

Spintronics - L’incroyable machine à lire dans les pensées par Pierre Barthélémy | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Il s'appelle Spintronics et c'est un bien curieux appareil d'imagerie cérébrale mis au point par des chercheurs de l'université McGill de Montréal. Dans le jargon de ces scientifiques, cette espèce de scanner d'un nouveau genre décode "les corrélations neurales de la pensée". Pour le dire plus clairement, cette machine lit dans les pensées.


Pour son premier test, dont rend compte une étude à paraître dans la revue Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 58 cobayes ont été recrutés. Ces derniers devaient s'asseoir dans un fauteuil, se faire coller quelques électrodes sur le visage et placer leur crâne dans ce qui ressemblait à un casque séchant de salon de coiffure. Auparavant, ils avaient dû choisir mentalement et écrire sur une feuille de papier (pour vérification ultérieure) un nombre à deux chiffres, un autre à trois chiffres, une couleur et un nom de pays. Puis, l'expérience commençait réellement. Le scanner était lancé avec son bruit caractéristique et l'on demandait aux participants de se concentrer sur chacun de ses quatre choix secrets, un par un. Spintronics moulinait et sur l'écran de la console de contrôle apparaissaient des images de synthèse du cerveau en trois dimensions. Au terme de l'expérience, la machine livrait ce qu'elle avait "vu". Tout correspondait, nombres, couleurs, noms de pays... Les personnes testées devaient exprimer ce qu'elles avaient ressenti vis-à-vis de l'expérience et notamment évaluer sa crédibilité.


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Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants

Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago, fraught with risk, applicable only to a narrowly defined set of patients – but a sign of things to come. NYU Professor of Psychology Gary Marcus discusses on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty.

What would you give for a retinal chip that let you see in the dark or for a next-generation cochlear implant that let you hear any conversation in a noisy restaurant, no matter how loud? Or for a memory chip, wired directly into your brain's hippocampus, that gave you perfect recall of everything you read? Or for an implanted interface with the Internet that automatically translated a clearly articulated silent thought ("the French sun king") into an online search that digested the relevant Wikipedia page and projected a summary directly into your brain? ...

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Jacky Degueldre's curator insight, March 26, 2014 10:53 AM

Or for a permanent information flows regulator driven by personal hashtags?

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Foc.us: The first commercial tDCS headset that lets you safely overclock your brain

Foc.us: The first commercial tDCS headset that lets you safely overclock your brain | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

After an interminable wait, the first brain-boosting tDCS headset has finally received FCC approval and will begin shipping in the next few days. Dubbed the Foc.us, the headset jolts your prefrontal cortex with electricity, improving your focus, reaction time, and ability to learn new skills. The Foc.us is being targeted at gamers looking to improve their skillz, but tDCS has the potential to improve — or more accurately to overclock — almost every aspect of your life.

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