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Brain data, Brainwaves – workshop and public lecture

Event Name Brain data, Brainwaves – workshop and public lecture
Start Date 10th Dec 2018 12:30pm
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Description

Monday, December 10th at Architecture & Design, University of Tasmania; come to a Workshop and Public Lecture on creative applications for brain data using EEG (electroencephalography) and new media. The workshop and lecture is made possible by the Transformations through Technology (T3) Research Collaboration group in the School of Technology, Environments and Design; in collaboration with Bitlink.

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Workshop: 12:30-4:30pm – free, please RSVP by Friday 7th to: michael.hornblow@utas.edu.au
Where: Architecture & Design building, Inveresk Campus, 8 Invermay Rd, IC302 Loft studio

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Public Lecture: 5-6:30pm (incl. QnA) –  free, all welcome
Where: Architecture & Design building, Inveresk Campus, 8 Invermay Rd, IC108 Lecture theatre

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WORKSHOP – Brain data: working with EEG headsets (electroencephalography)

This workshop, facilitated by Warren Armstrong and Jacquelene Drinkall, will focus on understanding the workflow and interpretation of brain data, using Emotiv Epoc EEG headsets: www.emotiv.com/epoc/. Participants will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the headsets, exploring their inputs/outputs, data interpretation, and translation to other platforms.

The workshop will begin with a catered light lunch in the Foyer, followed by workshop in the Loft studio.

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PUBLIC LECTURE – Brainwaves: creative research at the intersection of neuroscience, art, architecture, and philosophy

Panel presentations and discussion by Dr Michael Hornblow (A&D); Dr Jacquelene Drinkall (SoCA); Warren Armstrong (Melbourne-based media artist, creative coder); and Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver-based media artist, curator). Pre-drinks provided from 4:30pm.

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Panel:
Michael Hornblow is an intermedia artist and Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Design at UTAS. He will discuss the early-stage development of a neuro-architectural installation project, in the context of situated cognition, affective states, and the work of architects Arakawa and Gins.

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Jacquelene Drinkall is an artist and Lecturer in Creative Arts at UTAS. She will talk about her work with techno-telepathy and EEG bio headset interaction and her collaborations with programmer Warren Armstrong. She will also discuss telepathy aesthetics of Eisenstein montage, video performance and experimental art, and provide a brief literature review on neuro-technologies, philosophy and art. 

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Warren Armstrong is a new media artist and creative coder based in Melbourne whose practice incorporates the use of eccentric data transformations. He will discuss some of the more practical dimensions of repurposing brainwave data for artworks.

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Jeremy Owen Turner is a new media artist, curator and Adjunct Professor in Cognitive Science at Simon Fraser University. He founded Second Front, a pioneering avatar performance art group, and will Skype in from Vancouver to discuss his work in online performance and virtual worlds.

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Image credit: Harlequin UFO, Jacquelene Drinkall 2013