Artist Influence for Sound of the Brain

I had been working through various processes such as Photography and Photoshop,  3D Scanning, making Wallpaper and Fabric Print, and Sand Casting. Within the first five weeks of attending Fablab my works process is improving and taking a clear journey toward a really exciting piece of innovation, a Brain Computer Interface .

My work prior to fablab was influenced by organic matter and environmental communication.

Through my research I discovered that every cell has its own signature frequency, this is demonstrated throughout the world of sciences click here to read, Niemetz_Thesis2004 Singing cells, art, science and the noise in between, Anne Niemetz MFA Thesis 2004 UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts. My research into BCI led me into learning about the brain frequencies.

Wave Frequency
Gamma 27 Hz and up
Beta 12hz – 27hz
Alpha 8hz – 12hz
Theta 3hz – 8hz

I will be creating visual works from found data of brain waves.

Artistic inspiration Brain Laser cut by YK Songlasercutbrain2

Frequencies Light Quanta by Nicolas Bernier

John Stuart reid interview 2016

Laser cutting

Lazer cutting has assisted my work process since I first discovered it. It allows me to take a sketch, photograph, scan of a sculpture, recording of sound and create a physical object. I often use both negative and positive space in the creative process.

I have used both Coral Draw and Illustrator but my preferred method is Illustrator. This year I am going to be doing some designs in Rhino 3d and using that for laser cutting.

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CAD and 3D design

In my process I use Photoshop, Illustrator, and Rhino 3d. I also use a wacom tablet which is helpful to create a free flow line using the pen. As well as Illustrator which is expensive, there are inexpensive programs that will create a vector file such as Inkscape. The reason for creating a vector file is it can be blown up to a large scale and will not pixelate.

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My Notes: Electronic Prod. Design

Discussion with Alexandros he suggested I research Eduaro Miranda based in Plymouth he has been designing musical instruments that are triggered via data and also Ben Knapp, or other sources than the user. Other useful and related work, projects related to bio signals, interactive textiles, an annual event NIME

Recommended book: Digital Musical Instruments beyond the Keyboard.

We discussed in further detail how to Fritz our own boards, using various CAD software. Sites that are useful are fritzing.org and autodesk 123d circuits.

You are able to create the  PCB board virtually in Fritzing.org which is a great help when designing.

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Proposal for Brain Computer Interface.

I enjoy using science, technology and art to inspire and inform my work. I cross numerous disciplines to create my pieces, like ceramics, casting, sculpting, photography, painting, printing, 3d printing, sound design, 3d CAD design, laser cutting and graphic design.

The fablab is an environment for my art process to expand. I would describe myself as part of the maker movement. My passion is researching, designing and creating usable items, instruments, systems that can be used within the art sector but will also cross over as a usable design for clinical innovation.

PROPOSAL:

To create an Interactive Neuro Design, BCI (Brain computer Interface) this is software and hardware that will react and interact in relation to the brain waves.

 A head garment that transmits via brainwaves and frequency patterns, transpose data into visuals or audible sound (voice, or musical instrument, notation) and/ or 3d print, laser cut the brain pattern into 3d sculptures. This work will be clinical innovation, art installation,  sonic art, performance art and sculpture.

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