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Brainlight is an experiential artwork that allows us to see one of the most puzzling aspects of ourselves- our minds. Integrating biology, illumination design and technology into an interactive sculpture cut from perspex and engraved with neural networks, the brain sculpture lights up in response to changing brain activity transmitted from an EEG (electroencephalography) wireless headset. Everybody has a unique neural signature and Brainlight’s live vibrant visualisation is unique for every user. As the participant views the colours on the Brainlight, their own brain waves change in response to external stimulus. Some can even start to gain control over their mind, setting up a feedback loop of response, reaction, observation and response.

Jade-Hindes Laura