The Brain As A Hackable Driver

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
Place of PublicationCanada
PublisherISEA
Volume2015
Edition2015
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2015

Conference

Title The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
PlaceCanada
CityVancouver
Period14 - 19 August 2015

Abstract

Do our EEG, fMRI and other biometric data contain the essence of who we are and what we think? In the future could this data be used as an identifier for security and thought modification, as well as exploring virtual worlds? If our “brainotypes” or ‘brainfinger prints’ and concurrent cognitive processes are monitored, how do we prepare for this looming horizon? Though no one is entirely sure, these questions invite both scientific and metaphorical approaches to address these issues. This paper looks at past artistic investigations using the human brain. It then discusses the emergence of technologies, research, and methods on brain datatyping; privacy and its ethical implications; sending and receiving motor commands between two different brains; moving robotic prosthesis through thought; the formation of memory; manipulating memory via frequencies of light; and hacking brain computer interfaces (BCIs) to extract vital information. Keeping these methods and techniques in mind, this paper then touches upon the author’s nascent creation of a ‘brain-opera’ using both open source and proprietary BCIs. This research, in an early phase of development, will be developed throughout the coming year

Research Area(s)

  • surveillance, brain sensors, posthuman, memory, consciousness, brain opera, datatyping, BCI, EEG

Citation Format(s)

The Brain As A Hackable Driver. / PEARLMAN, Ellen Lois.

Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. Vol. 2015 2015. ed. Canada : ISEA, 2015.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)