Artist Manipulates 48 Pools Of Water With Her Mind
by Beckett Mufson “Brain power” takes on a literal meaning when it comes to EEG painting, mind-responsive furniture, and the workof Lisa Park. Park combines EEG scanning with speakers and pools of water to visualize her thoughts andemotions. Last year, she exposed her brain patterns to the world with Eunoia, in which she placed five water-filled metal plates atop speakers designed to respond to her real-time brain data. In that project, Park sorted the data into five emotions—sadness, anger, desire, happiness, and hatred, one per plate. But the latest iteration of the project takes the experiment to the next level: Eunoia II is outfitted with 48 vibration pools, inspired by the 48 emotions philosopher Baruch Spinoza outlined in his book, Ethica, like frustration, excitement, engagement, and meditation. “I started working with biosensors especially EEG headset, because I questioned “how can I take this invisibleenergy and emotions and make it visible?” Are you on “Tsu” yet?
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