Synapstraction: Brain-Computer Interaction for Tangible Abstract Painting


Watch Synapstraction Demo Video Synapstraction is a Brain-Computer Interaction project which allows user’s to create an abstract painting based on neurofeedback from various stimuli. Using electroencephalography (EEG) headsets, we measure the event related potential (ERP) elicited by each user’s brain when recieving one of 5 stimuli. These 5 stimuli coorespond to the 5 senses (sight, touch, taste, sound, smell). In addition, each stimuli is mapped to a specific creative instrament such as a paintbrush, sponge, marker, etc. Each participant is invited to try on the EEG and intake stimuli and in doing so, create a paitning. When the participant is finished, they are invited to take their finished painting with them. This project premiered during the Digital Arts Festival at the Black Visual Arts Center in 2017. Press:Junction Magazine