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At least once in our lives, we’ve all wished we could read minds or control the objects around us by merely thinking about them. So far, the technology that came closest to getting us there is BCI – brain-computer interfaces. Read on to learn what they are and how they work – and whether or not we are to expect mind-reading devices any time soon.
The lab is based at the Konstantine Grot boarding school for the visually impaired. At the lab’s presentation, showcased was the Neurotafl device that is meant to help develop creativity and abstract thinking in children with visual impairments.
Brain activity is usually measured for such practical applications as creating protheses that can be controlled with the power of one’s mind, or other devices for people with disabilities. Still, it has also become an artistic instrument in theatrical art: artists use information on brain activity to show how neurotechnology and substitution of human organs by technological devices can affect communication and even our very existence. Professor Aleksander Väljamäe recently gave an open lecture on the issue. ITMO.NEWS gives us a summary.
The first performance of the neurotheater took place at the Geek Picnic festival in late June 2017. The new type of dramatic art is based on reading the actor’s emotions using neural interfaces and sharing them with the auditorium through light, color, music, and rhythm. This show is one of the best examples of a trend that is gaining popularity - Art & Science. The project created by a cross-disciplinary team of the Art&Science Institute at ITMO University was introduced to the visitors of the festival of modern technologies, science, and art. ITMO.NEWS has talked with an employee of ITMO University’s Higher School of Lighting Design, Darya Cheremisina (she was working on the performance) and found out the fundamental difference between the new type of theater and the traditional one and what problems the show’s creators have to solve.