The Digital Self: Interfacing the Body, A Workshop in OpenBCI

As computing devices become more integrated with our physiology, designers and engineers are looking to biometric input and output interfaces as new tools for creative expression.

Art Workshop previously on at Eyebeam in New York, United States.
From Saturday 25 April 2015 to Saturday 25 April 2015

The Digital Self: Interfacing the Body, A Workshop in OpenBCI image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 15 April 2015.
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In this workshop you will explore the electrical network of the human body, and develop an in-depth understanding of its biological signals by experimenting with the state of the art, open source bio-sensing platform, OpenBCI.

OpenBCI stands for open-source brain-computer interface (BCI). The OpenBCI Board is a versatile and programmable microcontroller—based on the Arduino platform— that can be used to sample electrical brain activity (EEG), muscle activity (EMG), heart rate (EKG), and more. During the workshop, you’ll learn what the various electrical signals of your body look like, how to control them, and how to use them as a new means of interacting with other technologies.

Not only will you get hands on experience with a powerful and customizable bio-sensing tool, but you’ll also learn about the current state of the BCI industry and it’s overlaps with the domains of wearable technology, fashion tech, game design, quantified self, neurofeedback, and more. Don’t forget your brain!