TOPOLOGIES OF DESIRE [ 2016 ]

Topologies of Desire is a technochamanistic performance created with brain readings from a group of therapist and shamans converted into three-dimensional disks. A laser system designed to scan them reads the topol- ogy on the data discs and converts them in to sound. The performance explores the psychoacoustic use of sound to provoke extrasensory experiences based on binaural rhythms and musical structures from Mexican indige- nous traditions.

Presented at INDEX MUAC (UNIVERSITARY MUSEUM OF COMTEMPORARY ART) ESPACIO X CCE ( CULTURAL CENTER OF SPAIN IN MEXICO) AND ALUMNOS47  MOBILE LIBRARY

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DIMENSIONS [ 2015 ]

Dimensions is a brain activity sonification and visualisation system using topographic values from energy pointers. The main technique is programmed in OpenFrameworks, Supercollider and Puredata to map every electrode from an EEG headset and represent the dominant frequencies searching for possible power, phase or trigger correlations.

This system enables the user to be aware of the displacement of energies moving on the brain. One can notice correlation such as symmetry on electrodes of the same order, same frequency domains in all electrodes, or asymmetrical correlation on left and right side of the brain.

Second price at the Hack the Brain congress, WAAG SOCIETY, AMSTERDAM.

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OPEN SENSORY SUBSTITUTION [ 2015 ]

The term sensory substitution refers to a non-invasive technique introduced by neuroscientist Paul Bach-y-Rita in the 60’s who attends restoring senses damaged using hybrid interfaces brain-machine to redirect certain characteristics of a sensory modality to another and using the adaptive capacities of the brain to replace perceptual categories. He suggests that while the brain and its connection with the environment operate properly, peripheral sensory systems are secondary in the exercise of global cognition.

The aim of the prototype of sensory substitution is to allow the brain to create a mapping of space through sound and electrotáctiles sensations. And thus consider expanding human capabilities and challenge the Aristotelian conception that postulates five senses with specific functions clearly separated from each other.

In this project we are using OpenCV to detect blobs from a video camara attached to the Raspberry Pi, this detections is later tranform into sound using SuperCollider and SC.VO.3.1 for python and electrical impulses using GPIOS.


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ACTION POTENTIAL [ 2014 ]

Action potential is a research project on Neuroesthetics, a recent subdiscipline of empirical aesthetics, that studies the possible relationships existing between art perception and the bioelectric signals produced in the brain in terms of active listening and observation.

The first experiments took place during the commemorative exhibition of poet and art critic Octavio Paz at Palacio de Bellas Artes in México. The experiment consisted in recording the bioelectrical activity of 20 volunteers of different ages and backgrounds under active observation of one of the art pieces, active listening of a text by Octavio Paz concerning the piece of art and the two stimuli simultaneously, using a wireless brain-computer interface. Once the sampling was completed we converted the signals in to sound using the OSC protocol in Pure Data, and in to computer graphics through Processing with the de- sign of an algorithm for data interpretation.

Action potential is a multidisciplinary approach intended to assist the exploration of patterns during the data analysis under the aesthetic experience. In collaboration with Erick Fernando Gonzaález Castañeda and Alejandro Antonio Torres García directed by Luis Villaseñor Pineda Ph.D and Carlos Reyes García Ph.D of the National Institute of Astrophysics, optics and electronics (INAOE) for interpretive advice and spectral analysis of the recorded samplings.


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TOPOLOGIES OF DESIRE
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OPEN SENSORY SUBSTITUTION
DIMENSIONS