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DXARTS presents Hemispheres at 9e2 Art, Science, and Technology Festival

Submitted by Juan Pampin on October 17, 2016 - 7:20pm

A research team from the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington, lead by Juan Pampin, in collaboration with neuroscientists Eberhard Fetz and Thomas Deuel, presents Hemispheres, a 3D sound performance sculpted by brain activity. A dome of speakers creates an immersive hemisphere of sound, which serves as a mapping surface for live EEG data coming from the brain of the performer. The hemispherical distribution of the speakers mirrors the one of the EEG electrodes placed over the performer’s head and the live EEG data is used to generate sound projected from different areas of the space. Immersed in this system, the audience experiences the modulation of the acoustics of King Street Station through the brain of the performer, whose auditory system is stimulated with sounds coming from the site itself, creating a sensory feedback loop.

Friday, 10/28 8PM
Saturday, 10/29 7PM (closing night costume gala)
King Street Station
303 S. Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98104
Enter via the plaza off of Jackson Street; venue is on the third floor.

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